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Question DetailsAsked on 4/28/2018

How much would it cost to paint cut in edges of a house 2800 sq ft.

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Not sure what you are asking - "cutting in" is normally the first paint application step in painting a surface - you cut in around the edges (with a small detail roller or a paint brush) to get the paint fully into corners and such (commonly working to masking tape for a straight line), then immediately (while still wet, preferably, to provide matching of tone) proceed to (normally) spray or roller paint the overall surface. Usually done progressively as the house surfaces are painted, not done all at once - so maybe 20-40LF of cutting in around the "field", then painting the adjacent "field", then more cutting in, etc.

If you are saying you had a paint job done which did not cut in to the adjacent surfaces, so you have uneven edge coverage, probably going to cost round $0.50-1.00/LF, assuming the surface was already prepped for painting - so just maybe a dusting off then the painting. Hopefully you have leftover paint from the overall painting job, or at least the brand and color code info, to get a match. If the surface being cut up against is recently painted will be towards higher end because masking tape cannot be used without peeling the fresh paint, so takes slower hand painting to do the cutting in.

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