Painting Trim – How to Make It Look Great
Painting trim can look like crown jewels when done right and by using quality paints and primers.
Trim can be painted two different ways:
1.) If it is new trim you can prime it and paint it before it is installed and afterward fill the nail holes with carpenter’s wood filler and do a little touch up.
2.) The other way is to lightly sand down the existing trim with 220-grit sandpaper and prime with an enamel under coater primer. You can use latex or oil base to apply the finish coat.
Once the primer dries fill any gaps with a latex caulk and wipe smooth. You can topcoat with latex or oil base in an eggshell, satin or semi-gloss enamel finish. The normal sheen in most better homes is a satin sheen.
The secret to painting wodwork is to get yourself a two-inch angular brush from the paint store. The angular tip helps you to cut in a nice sharp edge along the wall when doing trim and along glass if doing windows.
You can use this system for windows, doors and all other woodwork and trim.
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