Monday, September 15, 2008


I have been painting lately. The sunroom, kitchen and downstairs bathroom. The sunroom took something like 478 hours. Not much wall space but lots and lots of trim. I thought it would be quick and easy. It wasn’t.

Last week I decided I wanted to tackle the kitchen. I have been growing weary of off-white, dirt-colored walls. While in W*l-M*rt, I discovered a gift from God.

It’s this.A Shur-line Paint Edger. It really, really works.

My friend came over on Friday to help me paint the kitchen, bless her heart. We started at 2:30. We were 95% done by 4:30. And it was all because of my new bff. The edger.

The key to the edger is really simple. Put paint on. Place little wheels next to ceiling/cabinet/door trim, etc. Apply small amount of pressure and zip. A nice clean line of paint, approximately 4 inches wide.

A couple of tips: Do not, I repeat, DO NOT, soak in the paint. Be careful not to get the wheels in the paint. This causes some problems. Also, be prepared to smooth out the line of paint that remains with a roller fairly quickly. Unless of course you are going for the textured line-look on your walls.

So there you have it. The Shur-Line Paint Edger. My new bff when it comes to painting. It definitely works for me.

To check out other great WFMW tips, head over to Shannon's!


Kathy C. said...

I have one of those, but it didn't quite work out for me, lol. I think everything you warned about happened to me, :). Maybe next time I do a wall I will try again, and be more careful. :)

Jenn @ Casa de Castro said...

I'm getting ready to paint my lotsa-trim kitchen, too. This is a great innovation, and with your hints, I bet I'll do a much better job than the last time I painted.

Thanks for sharing!

Momof3 said...

want to update my kitchen too. Great tip. I think I'll pick one up and pass on your tips to DH.

Heather said...

Okay, I am getting ready to update Em's room - so we need to talk!
And yes - I think it is time to plan a LNO! Shall I start the email or you :)!
BTW - Dottie is doing great! She makes it through the night now!