Handyman Connection of Carmel Recognized as a Top 3 Handyman Services Provider in Indianapolis

Celebrating Excellence in Home Maintenance and Customer Service in the Indianapolis, IN, Area

Handyman Connection of Carmel is thrilled to announce our recognition as one of the Top 3 Handyman Services providers in the Indianapolis, IN, area by ThreeBestRated. This prestigious accolade highlights our unwavering commitment to excellence, quality craftsmanship, and outstanding customer service. Selected through a rigorous 50-point Inspection that evaluates key factors such as customer reviews, history, ratings, and overall excellence, this recognition underscores our consistent delivery of superior home maintenance and repair services in Carmel, Avon, Indianapolis, and surrounding areas.

This honor is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team and the trust and positive feedback from our valued clients. Our wide range of services includes plumbing, electrical work, carpentry, painting, and general repairs, ensuring homeowners can rely on us for all their maintenance needs. We are committed to maintaining the high level of service that has earned us this recognition and will continue to prioritize customer satisfaction in every project. Contact us today to experience our award-winning services and see how we can help maintain and enhance your home.

Painting  /  November 27, 2019

Cutting In: What is it and how do I do it?

You might hear your painting services professional mention “cutting in” or read the term in a few handy blogs. What does it mean?

Cutting in means that you use a smaller, handheld paintbrush on areas that are too tight for rollers to adequately reach. Areas like: 

  • Corners
  • Ceiling line, 
  • Near Baseboards
  • Actual trims

Why do we do it?

Typically, you would cut in when using a standard roller brush isn’t possible. But your painting services handyman might opt to cut in when using a roller brush just wouldn’t look as nice. Example: There’s nothing technically wrong with using a roller brush to paint doorway trim. It just wouldn’t look as nice.

Cutting in also prevents dripping and splatter, and it keeps rollers from becoming damaged or from damaging your walls. A painting services professional will know from experience when to cut in and when to use a roller brush, so you don’t have to worry about if the right technique is being used. 

How do we do it? 

Knowing how to cut in can take some practice. As a professional, your handyman painter has cut in about a hundred times and will know exactly how to get the hard to reach crevices, as well as do so in a way that doesn’t waste paint or cause drips. 

In general though, we might try the following things: 

  • Using a small container or tray: We’ll fill a small container of paint (about 1 inch). That way, we’re not oversaturating the brush and we’re minimizing the potential for spills. 
  • Patting excess paint off the brush: Instead of wiping excess paint off the side of the brush, we’ll keep the paint brush loaded to better utilize all of our paint
  • Avoid using painters tape unless necessary: Painters tape is great, but we try not to use it when cutting in. Painters tape in corners or on ceilings can mess up the job or leave weird areas of the wall that didn’t get covered. 

If you have more questions, feel free to reach out to Handyman Connection today. 

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