Well painted trim gives your home a clean look and a different type of class and sophistication. On the other hand, a sloppy trim-painting work gives your home an unkempt and messy look. If you are worried about painting interior house trim because you are not sure that how you can get the right look; don’t worry. All it takes is the right preparation and a little patience.
Below is a step-by-step guide to painting interior trim.
Begin by cleaning the trim to clean off any dirt or dust particles. Soak a sponge in warm water to clean the trim.
For a clean, smooth painting surface, sand the trim with 120 grit sandpaper. When the trim starts to look dull and shine less, you are done. If you feel the trim is very rough, use 80-grit sandpaper to make it smoother and easy to work surface, then for the final touches use a 120-grit. Afterward, clean with a damp sponge.
If you see cracks or holes in the trim, use spackle to fill them. Once the spackle dries, sand down the speckled surface so it matches the rest of the surface then clean the dust with a cloth.
By applying painter’s tape around the trim you can avoid getting paint on anything other than the trim. First, clean off the areas where you will be putting the tape to assist it to stick well. Use long pieces of tape. Pull off a few inches, apply it on the wall without removing it from the roll, then pull out a few more inches. Remove the tape when you cover the whole length of the trim.
Apply a coat of primer on the trim, covering the entire trim. Leave it to dry for 24 hours. If you see any spackle or wood peeping after it dries, apply one more coat. Once the primer dries, sand down again with 120-grit sandpaper and dust off with the sponge.
Take an angled brush, dip it ½ to 1 inch in the paint and apply paint to the trim with short, horizontal strokes. Paint a few inches of trim and then apply one long stroke to smooth out the paint. Another long stroke may be needed to completely smooth it out. Continue doing the same with every few inches of trim until the trim is completely painted.
Don’t let the paint completely dry to remove the painter’s tape.
Now you the right approach to paint house trim. Painting your trim following above steps will ensure great results. Too lengthy to do yourself? That is why we are here. If you are looking for professional trim painting services Gold Coast, contact Repaint Pro today.
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