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    Unhappy Issue painting rooms with round corners

    I purchased my first house this year and need to repaint the interior. My issue is that it has rounded corners and I cannot come up with any good plan to paint different parts of the house different colors because there is no hardline, well, anywhere. How do people get around this issue? I want it to look good of course, and would like a splash of color, but might just end up painting it white again.. Could use some ideas/help.

    Dan

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    Thumbs up Re: Issue painting rooms with round corners

    Are the round corners at the ceiling or are they the walls from room to room. I have curved ceilings and picked a point that made sence as to where the wall ended and the ceiling started.
    If it is the walls and you want to use color I would either choose two colors that go together and split it down the middle or I would make the lighter of the colors come into the darker area making a straight line at the end of the curve.
    Just my thoughts for the walls. As long as you like it I think it would work.

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    Default Re: Issue painting rooms with round corners

    Opps, forgot to mention, but yes, the walls have the rounded corners. I guess mainly I am curious what everyone else is doing. I had thought of splitting the corner right down the middle though.

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    Default Re: Issue painting rooms with round corners

    Quote Originally Posted by ak_slater View Post
    Opps, forgot to mention, but yes, the walls have the rounded corners. I guess mainly I am curious what everyone else is doing. I had thought of splitting the corner right down the middle though.
    This will probably look the best. The easiest way to split the corner will be to paint the lighter color first - not worrying about the transition point. Allow to cure, then place blue painters tape down the centerline of the corner. When painting the second color, start on the tape with a fairly dry brush, meaning not soaking and gobbed with paint, and draw the brush off the tape onto the wall. Do not draw from the wall to tape because the edge of the tape will sc**** the paint off the brush and cause "bleeding" back under the edge of the tape, resulting in a squiggly irregular line.

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    Default Re: Issue painting rooms with round corners

    Exactly what Spruce said.

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    Default Re: Issue painting rooms with round corners

    Thanks for the help! I'm off to look at paint!

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