Crown Moulding

Crown moulding encapsulates a large family of moldings which are designed to gracefully flare out to a finished top edge. Crown molding is generally used for capping walls, pilasters, and cabinets, and is used extensively in the creation of interior and exterior cornice assemblies and door and window hoods.
 
In recent times, crown moldings have generally made their appearance as mostly decorated plaster or wooden trim where walls meet ceilings.

Painting Trim

Painting Trim

Steady / "hand eye coordination" enables painters to exceed in both speed and how paint flows. Today's paint dries fast, therefore, if you are able to cut lines straight before paint starts to "set", it always has a nicer edge and looks better to tape lines.  My trim work look excellent. 

Tape and when to use it:  Tape lines put bad edges around things.  Tape is important but it also should only be used for specific tasks.

Painting Crown Mouldings

Crown moulding look excellent when you prepare, caulk and clean all the seams between the ceilings, walls and corners. Using high quality caulking is also very important so the paint flows smooth and the seams don't open up and turn yellow later in the year.

NOTE: Gluing the joints is also important. They will expand and contract at different times of the seasons. If the carpenter doesn't glue them, they could open up during the winter months when the humility is dryer.