MAY I CUT IN? painting hack.

Do you guys know what “cutting in” means? When we first started our home-making renovations and were going to start repainting some rooms, I had a good friend say she wanted to “cut in” and I thought she was trying to take over. #rude. šŸ˜‰ But then I quickly learned what it meant, and now we laugh about it. IT MEANS PAINTING A STRAIGHT LINE! As in…painting next to window and door trim, or the ceiling and baseboards. You’re welcome (if you didn’t know). šŸ™‚

For some reason I just hate using painters tape – anyone else? I’m too particular about laying it perfectly so it ends up taking forever to apply. And then it loses its stickiness and lets paint leak through…the nerve! Oh, and I always seem to run out of tape before a job is complete. Ugh.

No offense Painters Tape, but I think there’s a better way! šŸ˜‰ …ENTER…CUTTING IN (using a paint brush).

Wanna learn how to do it? BUT FIRST, the key is in the paint brush you use! The only brush I use is this cute wittle Wooster angle brush. Yes, I said “wittle Wooster” – say it! šŸ˜‰

Get a three pack here – it’s nice to have a few of these around. Or if you need just one…FINE…here’s the link. šŸ˜‰ They’re so cheap! So if you have a painting project in your future, be sure to snag one. They’re the BEST because they fit nicely in your hand and have a rubbery grip and can be used for so many things. I could go on and on. **Disclaimer – this is my first time using “affiliate links,” which means if you happen to purchase through those links, I could earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you. More pennies = more projects! I’m into it. šŸ™‚

Anywoo, back to “cutting in”…I scoured YouTube to find the best video that explains/shows how to do it. The way I would describe it, however, is that you need to hold the brush in such a way that you can bend the bristles so only a few reach the edge that you’re trying to paint. Then, using a steady hand, you slowly move your paint brush along the edge. Here’s the video in case you’re a visual learner, and he gives some other tips on getting your brush ready…

I hope this helps! You are TOTALLY capable of painting whatever room you’ve been thinking about updating. You. Got. This. Good luck in your “cutting” adventures… just remember it takes a bit of practice, but you’ll LOVE not having to use so much blue tape (at least I do!)

Happy Painting! XO! ā¤

~ Kara

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