PAINTING A WALL – CUTTING IN
10th Sep 2021
Cutting in the borders of a room, painting trim and straightening the line between the wall and the ceiling can all be very exacting tasks. Watch our video guide to find out the best practices when it comes to cutting in when painting a wall.
The recommended brush to use when cutting in is the Performance Cutting In Brush.
Painting a Wall – Cutting In
Cutting in plays a significant role in creating a polished, professional finish for walls, ceilings and detail areas. It all starts with selecting the right cutting in brush. To get clean lines and corners, a high-quality paint brush with a unique mix of filaments is required to help you complete your paintwork to exacting standards.
Here, we’ll explore the different painting styles professional decorators use, and look at the best brushes to match your style when cutting in.
For a high-quality brush suited to interior walls and emulsion that delivers lasting performance, the Perfection 2-inch Pure Synthetic Brush is the ideal choice. The Perfection 3-inch Pure Synthetic Brush is also great for cutting in wide areas such as the ceiling with a professional finish, delivering superb pickup and spreading rates to speed up your work.
“Once you use it, you understand…Hamilton was the first to approach decorators and ask what they wanted from a brush and with rigorous testing for over 10 years, has created a range perfectly suited to professionals, designed with longevity in mind.” – Simon Radestock, Hamilton Brand Ambassador.
Brushes in this range allow painters to create a smooth line in a longer, more seamless stroke due to their ability to hold paint so well, preventing the need for multiple short strokes and reducing the chances of untidiness and needless errors. After dipping these brushes just once in paint, a beautifully even line can be created.
Whilst these brushes work equally well in all hybrid water-based woodwork paints, we recommend wiping as much paint off the brush as possible before cleaning between uses to keep contamination down. Luckily, due to this range’s ability to hold and release paint easily, they can be cleaned far quicker and more effectively than a standard synthetic brush.
Cutting in Around Detail Areas
Areas That Require High Precision
Simon’s tip for a smooth finish is to use the Prestige 1-inch Pure Synthetic Sash Brush for finer areas that require a smaller-sized brush for high-precision, such as skirting boards and door frames. This brush is the optimum choice, providing a unique rounded tip that allows decorators to rotate the brush as they go and refresh the leading edge with more paint as they paint a long, smooth, straight line with each brush stroke. The key is to keep the leading edge loaded with paint without overloading and pull the paint from the other side of the brush, manipulating the bristles as you rotate to create a professional finish every time.
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