Painting Trim? How To Get It Done Quickly

I really enjoyed updating our home, so I'm writing this blog to give other homeowners helpful information about painting and wallpapering their homes.

Painting Trim? How To Get It Done Quickly

Painting Trim? How To Get It Done Quickly

30 June 2020
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Painting the trim can be a big task, after all, it's in every room of your home. You have it around your windows and doors, around the floors, and maybe even around your ceiling as well. Over time, this trim can get beaten up a bit from people walking around your  home, from your vacuum cleaner, from the family pets, or just from everyday wear and tear. After awhile, the paint on your trim will fade and need some refreshing. If you are looking to paint the trim around your home, read on for tips to get the job done quickly.

1. Apply Painter's Tape

Use painter's tape around your trim to help give you a straight line and to prevent getting paint on other areas of your home, such as on walls, ceilings, or on your floors. Painter's tape comes in different widths, so whatever you think you are going to need, there's a size available for you. Use the tape to prevent marring these other areas and so you can paint quickly without worry of making a mess.

2. Fill In Holes

Don't try to fill in holes with paint, or you could end up with paint drips all over. Instead, fill in the holes using either wood fill, paintable caulk, or quick-dry hole patch. Sand the areas smooth and then you can begin painting. Without worrying about holes to fill, you can move faster to paint your trim. 

3. Use The Right Paintbrush

Use an angled paintbrush that is new. Don't use an old paintbrush with broken or bent bristles, or you're going to end up with a lackluster paint job. For smaller trim, use a smaller width paintbrush. If you have larger trim, such as crown molding, use a larger paintbrush. Having the right tools for the job will make your painting chore much easier on you and you'll end up with a better result. 

4. Use The Right Paint

The right trim paint can make all the difference in your trim paint job. Choose paint that is semi-gloss or high-gloss, which is easier to keep clean and will help make your paint job pop off of your walls. Use paint that includes primer to help cover marks on your trim such as scuff marks you weren't able to clean off. The primer will also help prevent these marks from soaking through your new paint job.

If you are planning on painting your trim, make sure you clean and prep your trim before painting it to help the paint adhere better. Use painter's tape to prevent making a mess of your walls, ceilings, or floors, and invest in the right tools and materials to get the job done right. Hire a painting contractor to do this work for you to get it done quickly and properly.

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Update Your Home Affordably With Paint and Wallpaper

Hello, my name is Donna King, and I want to welcome you to my blog that's all about painting and hanging wallpaper. After my husband and I purchased our home we wanted to do some updating inside the house, but we didn't have a lot of money to spend. Since neither one of us had ever done this kind of work before, we researched the tasks before starting the project. We bought new paint for the walls, and we put up wallpaper in the kitchen. My husband's cousin is a painter and wallpaper hanger by trade, and he told us many helpful tips and tricks. We really enjoyed updating our home, and I'm writing this blog to give other homeowners helpful information about painting and wallpapering their homes.