To paint the walls without painting the ceiling, consider using painter's tape where the ceiling and wall meeting, which creates a perfectly clean and straight edge. Finish a clean painting job on the walls with helpful tips from a professional artist in this free video on painting techniques.
How to paint the walls without painting your ceiling. I have my wall color here and unless you're a really good painter then you can cut in without touching the ceiling. Which I can do pretty much but I still like to use tape. See I just touched the ceiling there so I would have had to have gone back and cut it back in. And you will paint the wall cutting in first and then you would roll. But since I have a sky here I really don't want to roll it. I'm just going to feather in my sky a little more. In most cases is to use some tape. This one is a safety release tape because what I really don't want to happen is to pull my ceiling off when I go to remove my tape. And sometimes it does regardless but the safety release tends to come off without pulling off your ceiling. Another good reason to use tape would be if you're painting your walls much darker than say your ceiling. And I don't know about you but when I go into a room that has very dark walls and a light ceiling and I see wavy, bumpy lines there rather than a nice tight straight line, it bothers me. I find it aesthetically displeasing. So at this point because you've decided to tape you have the opportunity to even straighten a ceiling that may have a slight bow by just fauxing the tape across the bow and making this nice straight line. So that when you do paint it will make a very sharp edge, which I think it should. And it's nice that it just stays stuck there for you. Then pull it, you can look from a very side view angle to see how straight it does look. The straighter the better. Continue to paint away from the tape. And the paint is dried. If find it's a good technique to remove this tape on a severe angle. And slowly. If you go ripping it off real quickly your chances of removing some ceiling are better. If you just take your time and pull it off gently and slowly, most of the time you just get a nice clean edge.
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