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Residential Painting Techniques for Trim and Crown Molding

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.

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Spectrum Painting is a top notch company. We've used them many times from small projects to large complicated projects. Each and every time we are completely satisfied with the end result. Very professional ! Will definitely use them again and again.
Louisa T. | Aug/30/2016
Appreciated promptness of appointment, knowledge of job and procedure. Crew was well prepared and helpful.
Mary M. | Aug/30/2016
Literally the most professional group I have had in my house in years! I highly recommend them to give your home a crisp facelift!
Kelly Salus | Nov/9/2020   Read review on facebook
We just had our deck stained and are beyond satisfied. Everyone from the young ladies that set up the estimates to the crew that does the work were very professional and friendly. The 2 gentleman worked hard until the project was absolutely complete. Our deck looks fantastic! Thank you and we look forward to doing more business with you.
Krystle Hernandez | Jun/8/2020   Read review on facebook
From the moment Rich and I started our conversations, I knew Spectrum was different, anyone can "talk" about trust and excellence....then I met our crew…. (Hector, Marci, CJ, Ryan, Oldemar) Each of you with your individual and collective contribution treated our home with the utmost of care. Taking time to ensure that we were satisfied with the work throughout the entire job, working through all the timing with the floors, making recommendations that would enhance the rooms– absolutely love the crown molding - and being courteous and professional. Thank you for making our vision even better....until our next adventure.
Rose R. | Aug/29/2016
We are very happy with Spectrum's work and dedication to customer service! We certainly will recommend you to friends who are looking for an excellent and professional company! Looking forward to working with you and your team again in the near future.
Linda and Wayne S. | Oct/18/2016
Great experience with Spectrum with completing the power washing and sealing of our deck. Robert came to repair one of the deck stairs in the morning and came back in the afternoon to assure that the deck was dried well after rain the night before. Robert and Alejandro then sanded and sealed the deck efficiently with good attention to detail. Spectrum even accommodated us supplying our own no VOC/non-toxic sealer. The deck looks like new and we are very pleased.
John Hogan | Jun/14/2019
Entire crew was very professional, friendly and helpful. Integrity of work was very high. Precision job and great attention to detail!
Lauren R. | Jun/29/2016
Attention to detail and they make sure you are 110% satisfied.
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