BENEFITS OF PAINTING
If you spend the time to paint an entire home interior or exterior but leave your trim undone, it will look old and out-of-place against your richly colored new walls. Installing, painting or repainting trim in your bedroom can also add big value.
ONCE IT'S TIME FOR US TO GET TO WORK
Preparation is important when understanding how to paint trim. We take steps to keep surrounding areas clear from dust and dripping paint.
The best way to paint trim is to begin with a clean surface. We use a damp sponge to remove dirt that has accumulated on trim in most rooms. In kitchens, a sponge and soapy water to remove grease buildup from the trim. If we find any cracks, holes and dents in the trim, fill the imperfections with spackling compound.
Once the spot-primed areas have dried, use 120-grit sandpaper to smooth them. Spot-priming these areas before applying a coat to all of the trim helps ensure a good finish after painting.After the prep work and primer, the trim is ready for paint.