Happy Friday everyone!!! I hope everyone has something fun planned for the weekend.
Today, I wanted to show you how I used a paint edger around my window trim. After finishing my window trim, I needed to touch up the paint on my walls around the new trim. But I wanted to save some time and cutting-in with a paintbrush can take a while. So I decided to see if using a paint edger would give me a straight line and save me some time.
I used the Shur-Line Paint Edger, an added bonus was that it was only $3.
The way that the edger works is from the little black rollers that roll along the wall or trim.
Here are my windows before I used the paint edger. See all the white paint that is on the gray walls.
My setup for using the paint edger was a paper plate (easy clean up), edger, and a rolling tray (only $1 at the hardware store).
First, I dipped the edger into the paint, I used a paper plate because it was large enough for the edger and I could just throw it away after I was done.
After I got paint onto the edger, I then removed the excess paint off by using the rolling tray.
Until I had just the right amount of paint on the edger, the picture below could use a little less paint but it still worked. This is an important part because too much paint will get everywhere.
Then I took the edger and ran the black rollers along the window trim.
I did find that I needed two coats of paint to cover the white paint.
-Fast…. it only took 5-10 minutes per window.
I found that with a little practice it got easier. I would recommend this method if you want to save time and for the most part it did give me a straight line.