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SamRothstein72

It's much easier than you think.


Pedrica1

Well, i tried it once and it was a disaster so i think you are just talented, modest or simply a liar.


SamRothstein72

It's usually a disaster if you use too small a brush, not enough paint or go to slowly. Big brush, well loaded and fairly quick and it does the work for you, your don't need much talent.


elgarresta

Seconded. If you spend any time painting and practice, a good brush and learning how to meet the edge and practically anyone can do it. Maybe not as fast as this guy, but you can do it.


Scrotius_Minimus

Truth. I remodeled a house last year. First time I tried this technique (called “cutting” IIR) was a disaster as I was trying to use cheap brushes and valspar paint. (Garbage). Changed to a quality brush and Sherwin Williams premium paint and it was surprisingly easy…. Edit: Walmart’s “Better” and “best” line of paintbrushes are amazing. I use a 2.5” or 3” angled brush and it was a breeze.


chumscrubber1

I ONLY use Sherwin.


Scrotius_Minimus

Yeah. I made the mistake of using Valspar once. Never again. Not worth the $2 difference.


TedAndAnnetteFleming

I had to use 3 coats, a full gallon, in an average bedroom and there are still spots that don’t have full coverage. There is no savings on this garbage that would make it worthwhile.


chumscrubber1

Some high end Sherwin can be $80 a gallon. It fucking just glides on.


Scrotius_Minimus

I’ve only ever bought the higher end stuff once. It was about $50/ Gal and we were using it to repaint some veneered dressers. Not only did it glide on but it’s SUPER tough. Great quality stuff.


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anderson_pooper9

PPG is the way.


Thumperings

Yup If you can't find or afford Purdy brushes, Sherwin Williams are quite good, so is SW superpaint.


AbbertDabbert

As a new painter, it's interesting to read stuff like this. I have a few paint samples from Lowes, both valspar and Sherwin Williams. I didn't notice a quality difference, but I'll definitely pay more attention now!


MaudlinEdges

In my area the paint discount table is always full of returned cans of Valspar at knockout prices. Even the little swatches they paint on top of the can looked bad. It's a shame because the have gorgeous colors.


FunStuff446

Thanks!


amanta9

Agree! A good brush is key! Practice, practice, practice… eventually it will be second nature. This video shows this person painting without a drop cloth which I find unnerving.


FunStuff446

That’s my next thought… no dropcloth on a carpet??


Psengath

+1 to ponying up for a decent brush. Using a poorly made or poorly maintained brush is a great way to fool yourself into thinking painting is difficult and frustrating.


GladysWTrott

Nice painting


Far-Two8659

Get a good brush and use good paint. This guy is quick, clearly he's painted a lot, but yeah it's not difficult to do with the right brush and paint.


Thumperings

There is probably a slight gap or indentation on the right side of the trim he's painting. It helps a bit but certainly not required to paint like this, but that speed on a semi blind edge indicates it. If you paint enough you can paint by feeling the texture or edge not just using your eyes.


paintwhore

It does take practice, but probably less than you'd imagine and yes, the right tools/supplies change the ease of execution.


51LV3R84CK

Not that I don’t see that you’re joking, but you tried it *once*. By the fifth time you should get the hang of it. Just don’t use cheap brushes.


adinmem

Thirded: this is not difficult.


-sephiroth_

This is tradesmen work. Thousands of people can do this


bruce656

>Well, i tried it once Yeah. well. It's called "cutting in," it's basic painting technique


Thumperings

On the painting crew I worked on for years, if you couldn't do this you were not around long. Masking tape takes a lot of time, and a good indicator the new prospect was not a painter before as probably claimed.


Blpdstrupm0en

As you said.. You tried it once. Its a profession, and like carpentry, driving or most things that need skill most people can aquire this skill but have to practice.


Pedrica1

i meant i tried it once without the masking tape, but i painted many times with tape.


Blpdstrupm0en

I understood that. And that painting without tape is a skill thats perfectly possible to learn for most people, but not after 1 try. But this guy is good of course, not denying that. But I've seen many professional painters do the same a bit slower.


NeutralArt12

As long as the wall and the ceiling were mudded well just about anyone could do a perfect line without tape with less than 5 hours of practice I’d say. The speed this person is going I’m sure you could do after practicing for 20 hours of so. It’s all about how well the drywall work was. If it’s perfect, then painting it is effortless


Keagank

I'm with you, jealous hatred is what I feel for that painter lol


Rezenik

You never move your hand or wrist, just slowly move the brush up until only some bristles are in the corner then you move your whole arm in a straight line. You get it down pretty fast. However, I’d never do that little space between the door trim and corner without tape. You really have to jam the brush in there.


dankhimself

3" Purdy brand brush. Just remember that the paint you dip into gets wiped lightly on the rim before application and it will draw itself from the brush heel while applying, the amount depends on pressure. You can get quick like this guy or go slow, just follow through and remember to stretch the paint where you can.


DropBearJedi

Purdy is the best, there is no competition. Much harder to do this with a $2 brush !


bumtoucherr

Picassos fuck pretty hard


dankhimself

Those 2$ brushes are for BBQ sauce in my eyes!


Theidiam

I’ve painted professionally, here and there. While I may not be the best painter out there, that was the first thing I said when I watched this. This man has *good technique* and a *very good brush*.


dankhimself

Absolutely. He's better than I am, my father could give him a challenge, but my grandfather would probably run circles around him haha. He used to tint and add lead to his paint, then repel down a building and brush the whole thing! Crazy stuff...


anecdotal_yokel

The brush is definitely needed. Ive never found a better one than Purdy. People will see the chip brushes and think “why buy one brush when I can get a dozen?” Well, chip brushes can’t cut in like this.


doseofsense

Yup, this is how I do it as well, it takes longer to tape up a wall than to just paint it this way.


Msdamgoode

Trust me, if there’s a way, I *will* screw it up. Even with the damn tape.


giegerichunit

That’s the key man, no tape. Tape is the training wheels of the paint world.


VegetableSad7831

Not so easy with texture, but yes easily done! Steady hand loaded brush smooth strokes .


Thedirtyjersey

I would still cover the carpet... One accident and you're fucked


spectre_j

It is, although I'm not this fast a great brush is key. Don't skimp on brushes, people!


leaklikeasiv

This video demonstrates why some brushes are $45 and some are $2. Better quality bristles allows better paint control


Kractoid

Yeah this is how I paint and most people who do it for a living even on the side can cut in as well. I am impressed by the lack of drop cloth though. I ain't that good.


hammockinggirl

My dad was a decorator. I grew up doing this and could cut in like this at about 12 or 14. Not a brag, just agreeing that it’s easier than you think


itssimzz

I do drywall finishing so Im around painters all the time. I dont even know if Ive ever seen masking tape ever used unless its spray paint


GnuRomantic

Part of the technique is how he holds the brush. I think a lot of people try this and hold the brush in a more traditional way like they’re painting a fence.


Krazed_Sanity

This is a essential skill for any painter. If you tape everything off you will be fired.


oldirtygaz

yeah I learned to cut in effectively at an after-school/vacation gig


surf_train

I agree. A larger angled brush of good quality and a little bit of practice is all it takes. Buying higher end brushes (Purdy or similar) makes all the difference in the world.


2020pythonchallenge

Yeah it really is though... I was watching this and im like hmm.. seems like someone has painted a few things before. Took me about 3 or 4 houses that I painted with some guidance from the boss and I didn't need to waste time taping off anymore either.


Curios_blu

Whoa - not even a drop cloth for the carpet?!


Pk1Still

That’s what’s giving me the willies.


Nuseal

I don't care how good you are, that's just foolishness.


Shrakakoom

That was my first thought as well. Unless you’re replacing that carpet afterwards you always use a drop cloth.


NeatNuts

This guy is an absolute madman


Superamorti

He missed a spot there... Aaand he filled it.


dystopian_mermaid

….giggity?


BoogboiZero

Anyone who's worth a damn at painting can do this


YDB98

Agreed. One of the first things we learn as painter apprentice in switzerland. Leaving the carpet exposed like that is risky tho, just one drop of paint and you are fucked. To me that seems a bit unprofessional.


Shrakakoom

Especially with such a dark color.


patatadislexica

My Guess is they replacing It or at least i Hope so...


brug76

TIL I am not worth a damn at painting


elgarresta

They are gonna regret that color.


Msdamgoode

I think it’s fantastic. Very close to my old bedroom color and I *loved* it. Depends on the room, and your overall esthetic, but then, paint is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to change a room. If they regret it, you can always paint again.


AirStoned

Maybe the other 2 walls are a lighter colour. I can't speak though, just redecorated and almost everything is subtle off whites because I way too scared of choosing something too bright and getting tired of it!


mfball

You might get tired of the white too. The nice thing about paint is that you can always paint over it.


sharpei90

I have it as a feature wall and love it!


n3ttl3s

I also have a very similar colour as a feature wall and I love it as well!


boisNgyrls

How? It’s alway 50/50 you don’t like it doesn’t mean they don’t. I like it.


thingonething

I agree. I was already tired of it by the end of the video clip.


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Didn't know my regular ass work day was next level like that. Neat.


Mistah-Izzy

Same lol. Kinda makes me feel good about my self and my trade


Muninwing

The summer I worked as a house painter, all the older guys did this. No tape. So it was learn, or constantly clean mistakes.


Captain-Cuddles

Absolutely hate working with painters that don't cut in and instead run a tape line to the ceiling. Looks like absolutely shit afterwards and actually takes way more time and materials than simply learning to cut in.


nwalesseedy

Would like to see those edges close up


ShitPostGuy

They end up cleaner than with tape. When you peel off the tape you’re ripping the edge of the paint and you can see the tearing up close. This is called cutting in a edge and it’s a basic painting skill.


BboyStatic

Cutting in can be clean, but good paint shouldn’t pull off with blue tape. Also, have you not used the caulking method? You caulk and tape, then do the ceiling. Reverse the method and do the wall. The paint won’t bleed past the caulking edge. If you put in a clean tape line, you have the cleanest looking lines you have ever seen. I’m a contractor and see this done by a very talented painter almost weekly. We do ultra high end builds and remodels, and the fact that this guy is not using some flooring protection or drop cloth, says laziness more than it says skill. That should be bare minimum.


BboyStatic

Right at the end you can see he hit the ceiling. This is the second video posted, the first one you can see him hit the ceiling multiple times. Some people are saying any good painter can do this. I work in residential construction, and the most seasoned painters use a tape, caulking, then reverse the method for the wall trick. The caulking line prevents bleed over. This guy is not using a drop cloth, that alone should tell you the potential for problems. It’s laziness, not professionalism.


Uzzer_lozer19

This is one of these Pinterest mofos that make it look super easy until you try it then have to go and get a 10litre of white emulsion to redo the ceiling and save your marriage... or is that just me.


UmbrellalikeWetness

Damn I had to use lawyers to get out, this approach sounds waaaay cheaper.


morrisjr1989

Paints pretty expensive too


fangelo2

No decent painter uses tape for something like this. He will be finished before you could tape everything up and then the paint will run under the tape anyway and probably pull off something it shouldn’t.


muthafuckajones1738

Not sure this is the right sub for this post. A reasonably steady hand isnt quite nextfuckinglevel


mallystevens

Hardly next fucking level. I'm an amateur and I do it like this without over-painting. My lines are straight.


BboyStatic

All these people are blind. This guy went into the ceiling and is not using protection. I’m a contractor and none of our painters would be brought back if they painted like this without a drop cloth or protection.


nowthistime

There is nothing special about this. I’m a builder and all my painters make this guy look like a slump. That whole area above the door is gonna look like shit once it’s dried. Nothing worse than brush marks where a 4” roller should of been used.


artyadeuisgay

if you need masking tape you shouldnt be called a painter


TiredJoker

Damn I guess I should call myself “a guy who applies paint to walls”


ju5ts1tt1ngh3r3

See, this is quality satisfying content. A lot of "satisfying" things being posted in general as of late just don't have this kind of... "yeeesss" to it.


gutprof

A good brush, good paint, and a little experience go a long way.


Millerlite87

Yes those expensive quality brushes, will give you those results.


GoonPatrol

Those lines are so clean


Pedrica1

Everyone talking about "Get a good brush ffs!" brave of you to assume i don't have very shaky hands.


solidgoldberg

I have the shakiest hands ever and I can do this. Once you press the brush against something, it’s not too hard to drag it in a straight line. Also, it took me at least a year to be decently fast and comfortable with this technique. A huge part of it through is using a good brush and that little slap on the inside of the bucket to keep more paint on the brush.


JimboSice

Start slow, develop good muscle memory and the rest all lies in the quality of brush and paint. This dudes cut in hundreds of rooms probably but if you’re a first time homeowner and repainting, practice on the whole house and by the end ya might just love how satisfying it is. Tape is the frustrating part.


PilotIsMyPilot

Some of you have never painted a day in your life, and it shows.


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ldm_12

This isn’t that hard if you do it as a job, lol it does take some practice, but most trade painters can do this


Raging_Dan

This is not next lvl stuff, this is just how youre supose to do it, this is not hard at all


good_from_afar

You mean "painter"?


TheDirtyDawg

I drooled and got myself dirty watching this, much less paint w/o tape, tarp, apron, googles, mask, air flow, barefooted, 10 different types of brushes b/c i have no idea what the fudge im doing.


itsallthesamejames

It makes all the difference in the world to have the correct brush. I never tape it off, it’s a hassle plus the paint always runs under the tape or the tape peels it off anyway.


j-sugashini

Thats a really nice colour!


Any_Satisfaction_100

I'm more impressed by the fact he thinks he doesn't need a drop cloth.


RussMan104

Notice how he went in the opposite direction to fill in the last strip of white at the end. That’s because little imperfections in the wall malformed his bristles when he pulled it in the first direction. Big mistake is to reload your brush and keep repeating the stroke in the same direction. A quick reverse stroke, as here, often does the trick. (Btw, this gets much harder as you get older and need reading glasses. In tight spots, it’s hard to keep your eyes the correct distance from your work area.) 🚀


Zuko_Kurama

First of all this isn’t hard and second I can literally see paint on the ceiling in 2 places smh


KIZFO

Realistically, most people that paint can do this. It’s called cutting and is a standard part of painting walls


WhitePootieTang

AKA cutting it in


HoHoey

I don't doubt most painters worth their salt can do this. But the masking tape and carpet covering reduces the risk of a fuckup where you have to put in way more work to fix than you intended.


Fuk17

I wished I could cut in this good. It's one thing I'm useless at, I would have the paint everywhere.


Far-Two8659

Unless you have shaky hands, it's probably your brush. You need a good brush to cut in like this. If you have one, it's pretty easy. That being said, the person is pretty quick with it, so I'm impressed by that, I'd move a lot slower.


fukemupbich

This. A good brush makes it so much easier. As a carpenter that’s done some painting I’ve heard the phrase tools don’t make the carpenter. Well a good brush will really help a painter. Also a good brush kept clean will last a damn near a lifetime


Far-Two8659

Yup. And it's not like you have to go spend several hundred bucks for a compound miter saw. You can get the only brush you'll ever need for like $30. If you really want to go nuts you can spend $100.


fukemupbich

Even when it comes to saws cheap ones will do the trick. Just like keeping nice finish blades on them


Fuk17

Yea its the speed at how they do it that would have me making a mess with the paint. Although my hands aren't as steady as they were I can cut in but it would take me a lot longer and I'm impatient when it comes to painting. I hate decorating and want to get it finished asap so that's more than likely my issue I try rush it instead of taking my time with it.


stevo760

It’s called “ cutting in a line “ and this guys good at it.


EL_MANDEM

That stroke at 22 sec. Orgasmic.


Puzzleheaded-Power27

That horrible noise makes my skin crawl


Independent_Zombie62

The paint brush looks like a Purdy.Best brushes imo


Laseron63

I wish I had skills.


just---here

This only looks impressive if you dont do it as a profession , very easy to do if the plasterer gives you nice sharp lines to work with. Good job regardless.


PhoxLo

I want this color! What is it called??


Dad-man

It's called cutting in, and there is a special brush for doing it. It saves a he'll of a lot of time and money fucking around with tape.


Zokerx

r/oddlysatisfying


prairieghost666

This is how I do. Good brush, best paint you can afford, and it’s Zen. Be in the moment every moment. My happy place is cutting lines.


T-Bill95

It's not that hard, always a good idea to have a damp cloth on hand though.


Canadianmonkeee

I just look at a can of paint and I have smudges where there shouldn't be any. I'm not allowed to paint anymore.


Just_bcoz

This is how I had to learn to paint when I did Construction, It’s easier than you’d think and mostly about the angle you hold the brush


stochastaclysm

This is truly a gift.


StrainedDiamond

how is this next level xD its not very hard..


stopwastingmytime81

I fucking came.


Puzzleheaded_Steak16

yeah they teach you this at day 1 in school


miagainstme

In German we say: Gelernt is gelernt.


solidrockcock

Reckless


Revzerksies

I suggest you look closer


Voodooo_Child_

I need the RAL of this color


OldBob10

God, what a **hideous** wall color!


AffectionateCrab3519

The guy who painted our house didn’t use masking tape either. I couldn’t even look at him painting the edges, gave me anxiety.


ksjfjkdnf

I mean this looks really simple


Altered_Perspective_

Im sorry but this isn't next level. Any painter that has a job painting does this.


Interesting-Wish8316

Actually no professional painter uses masking tape for cutting the paint at the ceiling. It is simply much faster, cleaner, easier this way. I have done this myself, just not quite as fast. It is much easier than you think.


chumscrubber1

All real painters laugh at tape.


slipperyotter35

Was a painter for two summers and its a lot easier than people think. Also do people use tape on the ceiling? The line would never look good...


BigTwobah

I don’t think any professional painters use tape tbh


Vivid-Conclusion8521

Awfully bold to not tarp the carpet 🥴


Uber_Ape

It requires a certain brush but it is actually not that difficult.


solidgoldberg

The curse of being a pro painter, is looking at cut lines everywhere and judging the quality of others work.


bosshax

No drop cloth either. That’s respect for the carpet.


yelloscarface

Reminds me of KD Cares on tiktok he is a legend


SassySarah85

r/oddlysatisfying


bassplayer247

Now try painting over the green with white again.


recordwalla

We had contracted a “handyman” to paint our entire house coz he claimed he’s great at painting and quoted us a terrific price for it. After 5 days of struggling he finally tells us the job is overwhelming him but he’s gonna do right by us by calling his buddy who’s a “real painter”. The real painter shows up the next day and does exactly what this guy in the video does and finishes up 2 large rooms in less than 3 hours! Dude then goes out for a smoke and comes back and fixes all the flaws in the other rooms that the earlier guy messed up. My handyman would have had a nervous breakdown had his buddy not shown up!


wKailuo

this is a new kind of porn for me


BermudaNiccholas

I don't know how I would feel if the girl in the back became a painter one day


chickentittyramen

at the end the lighting revealed how uneven the line wash eek


Hermod_DB

With crazy steady hands like that he could have been a surgeon!


tan8847

Son of Bob Ross✌🏾🤘🏾


carradeanfarley

Incredible


texasyesman

I knew someone who could paint like that. He had painted all his life. He knew how to mix colors by sight too. Smoked like a chimney. Died way too young.


Enlightened-Beaver

That’s how I paint, just not that fast. If you’re careful and use an angled brush you get a much cleaner line than using tape which can peel paint, have paint leak under, etc not to mention the time it takes to put up tape. I only use tape on vent covers and other obstacles that can’t be removed.


explodingjason

‘Cutting’ is pretty easy also requires some attempts


ChocolateNo3014

A real painter he is, fewer of them each year.


deathoftheparty__616

I paint for a living…this is nothing special. I can do that and way faster. What a joke


thacoffeeman

Wtf dude, this is illegal


loonechobay

Tape makes it look worse


airdriejambo

It's all about having a good brush


Bonded79

You know how some people hold their breath during those GoPro at crazy heights videos? This video does that for me.


Tommydacat69

this is just how you fucking paint a house if you're not an amateur. not only is this not next level, it only pays about 15 an hour under the table....


Ashaboi60

This gives me PTSD


dooleebikes

No covering on the carpet?? Fuckin madlad


AtLeastMyWifeIsHot

He’s quite sloppy with it, actually.


RavensDude2629

The secret- he didn’t buy the $1 brush.


Maxime_Bt

My mum would go mental if he started painting in our house.


HoagiesDad

I’m pretty good at it but I use a sash brush. Whoever’s doing this is very good with that crap brush


KaneDaDon

How’s this next level? I can do that with my eyes closed


lonewolfYouTube7

This is my dad,not me,I’d somehow get it all over me and under the tape


renazanceman

And this, boys and girls, is why you see $45 paint brushes in the stores.


ScabbyDabby

I never knew painting was a thing that got gatekept. "You're a poser if you use tape!!!" like shit, I'm not trying to pretend I'm Pickassoh, I'm just trying to enjoy a creative hobby and hopefully have some new decor for my walls. Not everyone is perfect, and discouraging people from exercising their creativity just because you don't personally like their method is just kind of sad to see


blue2coffee

I could watch people paint all day


FunStuff446

I want this fella to do my walls…. I only use Sherwin Williams but waste so much time taping. Good brush tips?


Smilezoned69

Pretty normal, most professional painters do this every day as far as I know


Agoya36

I blast/paint naval crafts for a living. Practice is the only thing that helps with this. I've been doing it 11.5 years and I almost never tape off anymore. But this is super super satisfying to watch.


No-Plate-7010

With a good brush and good paint, cutting is very rewarding. I must add though. Don’t buy cheap disposable brushes. They are junk. Buy a nice Purdy or Wooster brush and wash it out immediately when you are done. It will last a long time and outperform any cheap brush any day.


Badwolf666666

Easyyyyy