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So most of my drywall issues are dried up, no pun intended...

So over weekend had a painting party, and boy was that a mistake.

My friends meant well, but i guess werent as cautious as i would have been.
And got over paint on the soffits and far from straight edge lines, as you can see in this pic




Whats the best way to remove the over paint, before i paint the soffits high-gloss white..

And is there anyway i can salvage the straight lines?
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Use Kilz or Zinser over the paint, and then apply the correct paint in those spots. Whenever this happens, you should catch it as quick as possible with a damp paper towel, to try and remove as much of the over paint mistake, that you can. As for clean lines, a wet brush (ie enough paint on it), good quality brush at that, and just take a long stroke as you can. Do not go back across the path you just painted in a reverse motion, just keep the paint applied in one direction, and it should turn out fine.

Now I have known my wife to take a artist brush for touchups along the ceiling, when we did our bathroom, due to wanting to get as much of a straight line across the edges as she could.
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If I did my own painting, I'd use painters tape for cut-ins, painting first with 1 paint (the color the tape covers), and the second (and more coats) with the 2nd paint.

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Could i sand the over paint off, then paint over?
Or would that leave a "dip" in the paint?
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You could, but that is a lot of work. Easier to just use the Kilz or Zinser primer to cover the mistake, and then paint over the touchup. Problem with sanding, is that if you go too deep, you will have to redo the corner bead mud job.
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That Kilz stuff works pretty well. I don't think the sanding is a good idea, but even if it was, the Kilz would be less work. smile.gif

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