When painting, do you struggle to reach the corners above deep cabinets like the ones over your refrigerator or wall ovens? Last week, I tried something new and want to share it with you. I never imagined this would make the job so easy. This trick did work so well!
Why do I always pick the busiest week to paint a room? And, the kitchen is the most time-consuming of all. What was I thinking?
Do you get a bee in your bonnet sometimes when it’s not convenient?
Although, when is it ever convenient to paint your kitchen? If we wait for a convenient time, it may never happen!
Ten years ago, I was ten years younger, right? I reached every inch of the kitchen without help, even over the deep cabinets above our wall ovens and our refrigerator. I sort of balanced from top ladder rung and hung my upper body over the cabinet molding to reach everything. That’s not happening anymore!
I painted the entire room and left the two corners unfinished. A paint roller attached to a long pole worked well for the wall portion. Painting along the trim was a different story. I mentioned it to HH, and he said he’d reach it just fine. (We short women appreciate a tall man!)
That’s when things started happening that needed his attention otherwise. ID Diva (aka Spunky Daughter) had car issues, and HH dove in to make repairs. As the days went by, I didn’t have the heart to bother him over a little thing like painting.
A friend suggested attaching a brush to a long pole. I’d thought of taping it to the paint roller extension pole but doubted I’d have enough control to do a good paint job along the crown molding. I imaged a real mess of things rather than a nice, evenly painted edge.
The day came that I was determined to get the job done – the day I decided to try it. I taped my paint brush to the extension pole, hoping to keep it under control. I imagined paint splotches on my ceiling!
Tape the entire length of a slanted brush handle for stability.
Then climb a ladder with your paint bucket close by so you can dip the tip of the brush bristles occasionally.
Rest the pole against the cabinet edge for better control – very helpful!
Paint the “wall corner” first, and then paint just below the crown molding from corner out to left side and then to right side.
It required two passes to get good covering. After the first coat is dry, paint a second coat.
This picture shows the covering of one coat of paint.
And, the final picture after two coats of paint.
Thank you for following along for my projects. Whenever I figure out easy ways to do the difficult things, I love to share them with you.
I hope to share the finished space (disaster zone all cleaned up and with more surprises) soon. 🙂
Do you have a painting project you’ve been delaying? What do you need for motivation?
I’m sharing this project at Metamorphosis Monday.