Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Painting The Ceiling: A Before and After

The timing could not have been more perfect when Olivia at 3M asked me if I would like to try out 3M's ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Edgelock and write a sponsored post on my experience. Renovating the new house, I knew one of the very first items on my to-do list was painting the ceilings, walls and interior doors.  In the 1940's house we bought, the project list gets a little daunting.  What better way to get a feeling of accomplishment than the near instant gratification of fresh paint!  Plus, the more work I can do myself, the more money I have to spend on things like marble slabs and light fixtures.  For marble slabs and light fixtures, I'll happily roll up my sleeves.

When relying on painting tape before, I always get that feathered edge.  

Not any more.  

I am happy to report that The ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Edgelock left me with perfectly clean, sharp edges, despite my best efforts to slather on the paint.  We used the 1.5" tape and that was wide enough to protect the moulding.  The tape was easy to apply, going up in about 10 minutes.  Less than 30 minutes after we finished painting the ceiling, Adam pealed back the ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Edgelock as I captured the results on my iphone.  

VOILA - instant sharp lined gratification.  Thanks Olivia - I have an entire house of ceilings that will benefit from your product! 


Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

Love the blue ceiling! Good to know about the tape. I'm about to tackle my daughter's ceiling and I wasn't looking forward to it.  Now, maybe it won't be so hard.  It would help to have someone as tall as Adam to cut in!!

Suebythec@gmail.com said...

Great job on the ceilings. I tried to paint a ceiling once and gave up because it was too hard to cut in. Next time I will use that great tape. Thanks for the info

James said...

The room looks great. Looking forward to seeing more progress pics.

And I'm going to buy some of the edge-lock tape too. I wasn't aware such a product existed and I was already planning to buy painting tape this evening. A bit of serendipity in reading your post this morning perhaps.

Terry E. Kearns said...

Pulling tape off is one of the great moments in painting. It's a sloppy look and the blue tape clashes with every color. Then you do a few very satisfying pull-offs, and voila. Bravo.

TSL said...

Excitamundo - and beautious!

Cecelia said...

Love that color and love the height it seems to add to the ceiling.  

Glad to see you have more time to blog now, Claire!

sara schindel said...

I'm so excited to see your new house renovations in large part because my house is of the same vintage, as you know.  You are doing wonderful brave things!

Niki McNeill said...

Love it! I'm a big fan of blue tape too... works every time!

Sherryhdesigns said...

Love the color Claire! Hate painting ceilings but looks like that tape made it easier!


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