When cornering, be quick

For a visually perfect result is started when stroking in the corners. So that corners and surfaces do not differ, a few tricks should be followed. Decisive are color application and speed. Thin and wet in wet is the motto.

Planning and preparation

If a room is to be painted, the corners are the first thing. Already during the planning a sequence of the strike should be determined. Before starting, it is advisable to provide the tools for the corners and for the surfaces. This makes it easier to smooth the flowing and quick transition between corners and surfaces.

The basic claim is to stroke the surfaces so shortly after the corners that the applied color in the corners is still wet. This avoids settling optical differences that can occur both when swiping and as a result.

Thin and streak

The application of paint with a brush always tends to get thicker than with a roller. Therefore, care should be taken when picking up the paint on the brush to a thorough stripping on the grid. The paint should not contain any visible brushstrokes when applied in the corners.

The application of paint in the corners ideally extends around three to four centimeters into the adjacent wall surface. By spreading the almost colorless brush at the end of the color distribution into the wall surface, a kind of optical "bridge" to the later wall painting is formed.

Helpful procedures

  • Mix the color very well and remove streaks
  • Dip the brush at most two-thirds in the color
  • Pull the brush along the edge of the bucket or scraping grid
  • Delete very large or high rooms in stages
  • If possible, stroke the incident light

The manufacturers have developed special corner rolls, which are also called mouse. They are closer to the surface rolls than brushes because of the color distribution behavior and can make the transitions more easily invisible.

Tips & Tricks

Work in a closed room without ventilation to delay the drying of paint in the corners. Ventilate only after completion of corners and wall surfaces.

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