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As you can see from the picture, the paint bucket fills over lines and thus i cant colour over my outline

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    Hi. Welcome to GDSE. It's difficult to see what's going on here. Can you enable your Control bar along the top by clicking Window > Control and take another screenshot? It currently looks like you are filling it with "no fill".
    – Billy Kerr
    Sep 22, 2019 at 12:52
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    Before you apply a color, you must select a color in the swatches panel. In your picture, there is no swatch color selected.
    – LeoNas
    Sep 24, 2019 at 17:32

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A guess: You have gaps which are invisible in screen resolution or you haven't selected the ignored lines to be a part of the live paint group. The visible nodes in your screenshot doesn't tell 100% surely which paths are selected, but I believe this is a gap problem.

Live paint bucket has Gap options. By setting gap detection ON you can close gaps, if that's your problem.

An example:

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All parts (=a rectangle and a line segment) belong to the live paint group, but the paint bucket seems to ignore the line. Gap detection is off in Object > Live Paint > Gap Options. After turning the Gap Detection ON only the pointed area is to be filled:

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It would work without gap detection if the line segment was drawn from a node to node by having snap to point ON.

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