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The Best Tips for Cutting in Paint Where beginners run into trouble is cutting in along ceilings, moldings and other areas that require a perfectly straight line of paint. We'll give you some tips and pointers to help you increase the speed and improve the accuracy of your cutting-in technique. http://www.familyhandyman.com/painting/techniques/the-best-tips-for-cutting-in-paint