Damn-good cheap professional painting tip saves time
If you cut-in ceilings twice with a brush, a simple roller frame mod might eliminate a cut, save you time and give you a professional finish. This mod allows you to roll as tight as you want to a ceiling line, casing or whatever. The thickness of the button determines how close you can roll. Any single cut can be and usually is twice as heavy as one-coat with a roller. If you make your cut heavy and roll tight, you’ll save some time. This little mod works in many situations. For difficult colors to paint, consider hopping up on a step ladder to roll along the ceiling line. The best finishes are rolled tight.
The photo below shows a roll-first scenario so you can see how close to the ceiling you can get. Consider rolling ceilings with this mod too. Scuff up the end-cap with some sandpaper and use Krazy Glue and glue the button. Snip your roller cover bevel back a bit too as seen in the photo above. This mod works best rolling out of a pan to keep the button clean. Keep a damp rag handy if need be. You are likely to roll much faster than you can cut-in ceilings with a brush and those of you spraying your walls and ceilings, here is the solution to make that go even faster.