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Question about painting on canvas

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Just curious... when painting on stretched canvas, what do you do to the edges? Paint to match front? Paint a solid color that compliments the front? Mask off to keep clean? Sorry if this seems like a stupid question. New to painting.
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I continue the painting around the sides so they can hang it as-is or frame it. On gallery canvas I continue the picture around the sides.
I did one recently like that. Here's a picture of it. This is the entire canvas:

While this worked, I wouldn't want to do them all like that.
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I used a wash but without any tape. I just drew the line and then painted the edge carefully.
It would have been much faster to use tape but I have not had good luck getting a straight, clean line with tape.
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