Residential Painting Techniques for Trim and Crown Molding
Every paint job presents its own challenges. Whether you’re dealing with difficult or uneven drywall, a wall full of nicks and scrapes, or a surface like trim and crown molding that is anything but flat, there’s a reason that more and more people are turning to professional painters for residential painting. When you hire a company like Spectrum, you can bring the interior design ideas, and we’ll bring the muscle (and the paint, of course). Here are a few painting tips for trim and crown molding that we’ve learned over our years of being one of the best painting companies in northern New Jersey.
Clean all the Nooks and Crannies
One of the challenges of trim and moldings is getting all the edges and curves right the first time. Just like any wall paint job, taking the time to do a thorough cleaning will make your job so much easier when you jump into the actual painting. It’ll also make sure your paint job stays great and your paint colors stay the same even as the years take their toll. Make sure you use a phosphate-free cleaner.
Prep New Trim Too
Even if you’re working with brand new trim or moldings, don’t skip on the prep steps. Your new trim doesn’t come pre-washed, so be sure to at the very least give it a wipe down using your sponge with the phosphate-free cleaner. Even the best interior paint will look better on a clean surface.
Brushes Mean More
When you’re just cutting in a regular wall painting job, your brush is often a throwaway tool, probably bought just for this job never to be used again. But your primary tool for painting trim and crown molding isn’t a roller—it’s your brush. Skimping on your brush is going to make it harder to keep a consistent product throughout the job, and will cost you time and efficiency. Purchase a great enamel or varnish brush, dip it halfway into the paint, and when you’re done, give it a good cleaning. It’ll serve you well for years. You’ll also get the best results from brushes with flagged tips and tapered edges that can get in all of those hard to reach areas easier.Jobs like these are what get us out of bed in the morning. We’d love to give you a free quote, which will probably be even more affordable than you’re imagining. We have the best interior paint selection, with all of the most popular wall paint colors and then some, and the best painters in the business. Call today.