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Close to perfect ceiling done_ Need help to paint perfect walls

15 years ago

Now, on to the walls. From the paint I got on the walls cutting in, I KNOW I won't be able to keep paint off my brand new ceiling without masking. So, my new question is- how soon can I apply painter's masking tape to ceiling? I painted final coat this morning (about three hours ago), ceiling appears dry (it's warm outside, and I've had a fan going) Was thinking of applying two pieces of the wide roll (about two inches I think)- or will one 2" wide tape be enough?

Should I 'cut in' one wall and then roll one wall at a time? Cutting in is probably overkill, as we are planning to put up crown molding, but not sure when molding is going up, so hubby says to cut in for now. I only need to cut in for the first coat though, right? (I didn't buy the Floetrol for ceiling as recommended- forgot when I was in town, and then didn't want to make the extra trip- but keeping a wet edge with the ceiling paint wasn't a problem like it had been with the primer.)

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