Edging Without Tape

We decided to paint all the beadboard in the kitchen green, including the bottom half of the walls:


I don’t know if you’ve ever painted a chair rail like the one above the beadboard shown here, but it usually requires lots and lots of painters tape.  Our friend Heidi (yup, same one who made the awesome curtains for us) shared her awesome painting tip with us and we just had to share with y’all.  The basic idea is that in lieu of painters tape, just use a metal putty knife (seen below) and paint on it as you go along the edge!


It’s actually really easy to do.  We bought a putty knife at Lowe’s for a few bucks.



When you’re done, just wipe off the putty knife.  We rinsed ours off with the paintbrush and it couldn’t have been easier!  Look at this crisp edging… sigh.  I love the ridiculously easiness of it!  And it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than buying rolls of tape, too.

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Liesl likes it too:photo (9)

1 thought on “Edging Without Tape”

  1. wow, never thought about that… gonna do it for sure. Painters’ Tape is a bit expensive when you have to do a whole room.. and I have always wondered why. So, now, am on to YOUR great tip… Thanks so much.

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