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     abernathysj
    • Experience: 5-10 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

    Hi friends, one of my painters is trying to base out this unit with a banister that has skinny, skinny spaces. Before we wrecked a few detail brushes trying to cram paint into those crevices, I thought I’d ask if anyone had any clever ideas for us to try. Thanks![IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180614/c3e30154ca99ae54b1dd39890eb29be3.jpg[/IMG][IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180614/70a41f160ef9ffd48f3bbd3847e3a3e3.jpg[/IMG]

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     Lili Lennox
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    • Experience: 15-20 years
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    I assume you’ve tried fitting a skinny roller in there, so as an alternative I’d try soaking a sponge in paint, threading it through the center, sliding it around the unpainted bits, and then wiping away the excess. Or, perhaps a cheap craft sponge brush would do the trick by thwacking it around in the unpainted middle.

    An HVLP would probably make quick work of it, too.

    #15654

    Hobby Lobby sells little tiny foam rollers in their stencil department. You can buy the handle and the roller sleeves separately. They are black. Also, they’re really great to cut and make little patterned sleeves – much cheaper than cutting up larger foam rollers.

    #15655
     Tessa Broyles
    • Experience: 0-5 years
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    I would use one of those really cheap, foam/sponge brushes you can get from craft stores. They might rip a bit, but I’ve definitely painted smaller spaces between boards with them before, and it worked great.

    #15656
     abernathysj
    • Experience: 5-10 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

    thanks everyone! we ended up using a preval, but I think I’ll buy some of those baby rollers for future use!

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    #15657
     Zaling
    • Experience: 15-20 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular
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