"the emulsion needs to be cut in" what does this involve?
Question:A client has made a complaint on some interior painting i'd done, she said the colour wasn't to her taste and "the emulsion needs to be cut in"?? what does this mean "emulsion cut in"? Are there any pro decorators out there who know what this involves?
I'm not a professional decorator, but this question intrigued me. I can tell you that "emulsion" may refer simply to your paint - latex paint can be referred to as emulsion paint (which is the more European term). Cutting in is when you paint around the edges with a brush, the part that might require taping things off. Did you cut in before you rolled the paint? That's really the only thing I can think she might have meant.
Cut in means that say you have a window frame, you haven't made it nice and neat around the frame or when you got up to the ceiling you haven't made a nice lovely straight line. To be honest with you, if you don't know what this means, how the hell can you have clients. Did you not check the colour with the client first.
cutting in is when you paint with a brush around the tight edges that you can't get to with a roller. I.E. the edge where the wall meets the ceiling. Did the client choose the paint before you started?
Don't tell me you are one of those cowboy decorators if you have clients you should know what cutting in is even some lassies are giving you the answer to cutting in.
Well if she picked the wrong color that is on her. If you didn't emulse it (stir with a special beater and a drill) it wasn't mixed and therefore wasn't the color she chose. Hubby is a long time painter.
If you don't know what it means, how the hell can you sell a service to a client? Surely you checked the colour with her before you started? and I presume you mixed it well first. Or has she just decided it doesn't look as good as she thought it would? 'Cutting in' means neatly painting areas around fixtures like light switches, and around panelling like skirting boards, windows and door frames or where wall meets ceiling, with a small brush before using large brush, pad or roller. If done properly it leaves a neat finish that blends into the main area.
It means using a finer brush to paint in the missing bits in corners ,joins and around fixtures etc.
You don`t need to be a pro just observant
spread the bristles with the brush then cut a straight line between the ceiling and the wall etc.
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