Wooden and plaster details, such as
moldings, cornices, and dado rails, should be painted
with a small decorating brush or artist’s brush. Paint
the background color with a 1-in (25 mm) brush and
then pick out the fine details with an artist’s brush.
Keep your hand steady on a maulstick as you paint. Use
masking tape see opposite) to keep a straight line
between two colors.
REST YOUR HAND ON A MAULSTICK