Normally, a bullnose corner would have been a very difficult area to transition to a new color and get a straight line.
So how did we achieve the laser-straight line you see here?
Well, at Refined Painting Services, we’re always researching and experimenting with new paint products, looking for items that will make our jobs:
We just might have found all three with ‘SnotTape. Our team tried it out on this project, and based on the results, I believe it will be revolutionary for our business and our customers.
Project Details: The walls in the customer’s living room were previously painted all yellow in an eggshell finish. There was plenty of wear and tear (scratches, handprints, dents), as it had been 12 years since the walls last had been painted. Plus, the existing surface had an orange peel drywall texture, adding to the challenge of both taping and painting a straight line.
We were tasked with matching the existing yellow, except for a red accent on the wall that began on the bullnose corner (which is a feature that creates a rounded instead of sharp angle).
First, we prepped the surface – caulking, patching and sanding wherever necessary, then completely wiping clean with a duster head. Then it was time to apply ‘SnotTape along the vertical edge of the bullnose corner for color separation.
Traditional painter’s tape would only plane over the tops of the existing surface’s orange peel texture, instead of sinking into the gaps. This leads to a problem many of us are all too familiar with: paint bleed.‘
SnotTape could absolutely change the game in the painter’s tape industry, in that it’s not even a traditional tape. It’s a paper strip with a barrier of specially formulated polyurethane gel. The gel fills in the textured gaps we find on nearly every kind of surface.
With the ‘SnotTape paint barrier in place, we painted with Ecologic® ultralow-VOC paint in an eggshell finish from Rodda/Cloverdale. The photos here show the laser-straight line we got – no touch-ups necessary.
As you can see, ‘SnotTape stopped the pesky paint bleed problem and helped us get a nice, clean line in a simple and painless process.
Our future customers can expect to see more a lot more ‘SnotTape being used on their jobs, and with it, straighter and cleaner lines!
We'd like to give a big shoutout to Jonathan Ma with Red Lily NW Photography for taking some amazing before & after pictures on one of our exterior painting job sites in the community of Fairview Village in Fairview, Oregon.
Jonathan has been a longtime friend, colleague, and incredible photographer. We are very appreciative for his photography skills making our work look even better!
I urge anyone who needs a professional photographer to contact Jonathan on his website. He does amazing work! Thanks again Jonathan!
Refined Painting Services is proud to have a strong relationship with Rodda Paint and uses their products and services for many of our projects. Rodda paint is a local, family-owned company that has been providing it's excellent customer service and high-quality products to the Pacific Northwest since 1932.
The management team at Rodda's Gresham location had recently visited one of our residential projects in nearby Downtown Gresham, and shared pictures of our work on their Facebook page.
We are extremely grateful for Rodda's support and continue to use their products on many of our projects.
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