Around these parts it’s trim painting time!
I am going after a tone on tone effect around the windows, which blends oh so very well with the black coffee colour on the roofline and soon to be doors. I can’t wait!
Here are my dream kitchen windows from the outside. You can see the trim colour coming to life in a subtle way, which is exactly what I had in mind.
Colour trick around windows ~ I’m not a huge fan of dark trim around windows if your house is light in colour and your trimwork is really beefy, like in this case. Too dark can give the the illusion of too much ‘eyeliner’. A soft hush around the windows is working well in this case.
I was asked in a comment area what the barn star in my kitchen window looked from the outside. It looks abit weird in this picture due to the reflection, but when you stand on the lawn down below…
…it whispers that there’s something whimsical inside. I love the effect when glancing from the great outdoors.
And now, it’s my pleasure to offer you one of the greatest tips of all time for painters far and wide…
How to cut in when painting so you never ever need painters tape again!
Once I mastered his technique, not only did I throw away the tape, my painting speed increased 10 fold. Get yourself a GOOD quality angled brush with abit of thickness to it (so it holds lots of paint), follow the tip you’re about to see, then practice practice practice!
Make yourself do this next time you paint a room. By the time the room is completed, you’ll be good at this. It doesn’t take long to master!
Here you go.. another goofy attempt at being a You Tube Movie Star. (snort)
The main key to this tip is, ensure you wipe the paint OFF the one side of your brush where you are cutting in. You can’t mess up where there is no paint. Yes. It’s that easy.
Another very good tip is to pour your paint into empty clean containers (I save my yogurt containers) with lids on them, and use the paint that way so you don’t contaminate the paint in the can and gob up the rim around the can. (in other words, don’t do what I did on the video… heeee)
Got any good painting tricks/tips to share?