Ever wondered how painters get perfectly straight lines?

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Anytime you need perfect lines for your paint project, this tip is a MUST!

When using painter’s tape to create lines, you run the risk of the paint bleeding under the tape and making your line less than straight. To keep it straight without paint leaking through the tape, brush a light coat of the base paint along the inside edge of the tape. This will seal the edge. Any leaking under the tape will be the same color and sheen as the base coat, so you won’t be able to see it. This is what will make your line PERFECT!

Ready to try it out? Here are some examples of this Pro Tip in action and some easy DIY projects to get you started.

Colorhouse DIY paint project - Honeycomb Hues Wall with hues from the Colorhouse yellow Beeswax family Colorhouse DIY paint project - Honeycomb Hues Wall with hues from the Colorhouse yellow Beeswax family

from MAKE THIS: Honeycomb Wall

petal04 half wall vicki simon interior hot pink Colorhouse hot pink PETAL .04 Half Wall DIY painting project - Design by Vicki Simon

from MAKE THIS: Halfway Hue Wall

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from MAKE THIS: Sprinke Wall

Colorhouse DIY Puzzle Wall Room Divider spring color trend puzzle palette chalkboard headboard bedroom

from MAKE THIS: Puzzle Wall

Have a Pro Tip of your own? Let us know in the comments.

Happy painting!