How To Paint A Straight Ceiling Line. Painting A Straight Line.




How to to paint a straight line on the ceiling. Tips and a quick demonstration on how to make a straight line. DIY painting tips for a Handyman or home improvement painter. Home & Garden painting tips for straight ceiling lines.

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26 Comments

  1. SheetRockGirl
    March 31, 2013
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    Thanks for showing me how to properly load a brush! You make it look so easy, I wish I had that skill. Do you ever accidentally hit the ceiling with the roller? It looked like you got so close! What do you do if that happens? Really, I was very impressed.

  2. 81beabea
    April 25, 2013
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    It took you more characters to tell her to pay for the answer than it would have done just to tell her what to do.

  3. 81beabea
    April 25, 2013
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    If I catch the ceiling or the opposite wall I wait until it is dry and 'touch in' using a small brush with the ceiling colour. 😀

  4. poofykins
    May 3, 2013
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    its called copy paste

  5. TheMarathonomahos
    May 9, 2013
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    Watched most of your videos now. I've been in this trade for 32 years, and I see you are old school which is good. You should come to New Zealand. Very good money here and a HUGE shortage of quality painters.

  6. Paul Rhodes
    June 20, 2013
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    Why the 2 gallon bucket with a grid instead of a paint can either the one the paint came in or a generic one with some paint poured in it just asking thanks for the great videos.

  7. skunkfacewoody
    September 26, 2013
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    Beautiful.

  8. Jerry Morrow
    October 5, 2013
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    i've done a LOT of painting, first time seeing the tip to get rid of brush strokes using 4" nap. nice!

  9. jwan
    October 22, 2013
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    طريقتو حلو بس ببالغ شوي

  10. Tino Demitro
    October 26, 2013
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    Hi Chris, will there be a difference in finish if the brand of the 4'' Nap and the 9'' Nap are different – as long as they are similar and 3/8 ?

  11. FirstReviewer
    October 28, 2013
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    Good Tip Thanks. What types of paints do you suggest? K

  12. Johanna Booms
    January 19, 2014
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    You make it look easy!  I can never get a straight line.

  13. NewShockerGuy
    April 22, 2014
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    You make that look SO easy… wow/… took me like an hour to do a small room and it still looks like ass as paint is on the ceiling… 🙁

  14. Ronald Hemmings
    June 9, 2014
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    I was using the right approach, however the wrong brush. Thanks for the info.

  15. Paul Rhodes
    July 23, 2014
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    Does this work with knockdown and orange peel texture also. I have tried to use tape every type of tape there is blue edge guard frog etc and still with orange peel and knockdown texture I get bleed when doing an accent wall need advise bad thank you Chris your a class act and always such a great help I really appreciate all your videos have a blessed day.

  16. donny sweeney
    February 14, 2015
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    Hey buddy! great videos. ive told my Sherwin rep and store manager that they couldn't pay me to use their purdys. ive been painting for 23 years and my god purdys are just fucking pathetic. even their "ultra firms" look into Wooster ultra firm lindbecks or my choice is the proform stiff brush. I can demolish two tonein seconds instead of staring at it slowly like some yahoos do!

  17. clo4man
    March 28, 2015
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    What about popcorn ceilings? Should you knock down a small line of the popcorn coating in order to get a straight edge or is their another way to avoid the mess which that would cause?

  18. clo4man
    March 30, 2015
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    thanks for the speedy response ..will try the 5 in 1 …lol Im all thumbs when it comes to painting ..you got my thumbs up great vid thanks again !!!

  19. Jimmy Parent
    May 8, 2015
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    I appreciate your professional ethic; you obviously take pride in your work.

  20. Brenda Stinson
    June 11, 2015
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    Excellent video and very helpful.  I wish I had this info 20 years ago. thanks

  21. Breze84
    August 18, 2015
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    straight cut brush is better to use then a 45 because you dont need to flip the brush to go back the opposite direction

  22. boreenbui
    November 6, 2015
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    im wondering why I get shadow lines on my ceilings. there not roller marks as if u put a led light up against d ceiling its all rolled out properly but yet looking down the ceiling u see these lines.

  23. Stan Alachniewicz
    December 16, 2015
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    So you cut in at the same time you roll on huh? I always do one, then the other, but that is not the best way I guess. Whenever I cut in, I can always see streakiness at the top, near the ceiling, I don't get good coverage.

  24. Roberto Campos
    January 19, 2016
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    The Idaho Painter; looking through your channel, I was curious to find a video with your opinion on interior paints to use.  What do you use/ recommend? I know you use Sherman Williams…but what kind.  Emerald/ Duration…. I am looking to paint my house myself before we move in and would like a GREAT quality paint to apply for interior walls, that can withstand 3 toddlers running around.  I would really like a paint/primer combination if you can recommend one.  Any input greatly appreciated.  btw, love your videos.

  25. Per-Gunnar Perra Målare Carlsson
    August 30, 2016
    Reply

    in Sweden, we use something called bogie roll on our paints shank

  26. Carrot Man
    October 30, 2017
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    Lol that line is about as straight as Freddie Mercury. You still see much of the old white

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