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Our house was built new, but it’s now nine years old, and we’ve been slowing doing upgrades. One upgrade we’ve been working on is painting the walls and trim around the house. We’ve been adding a pop of color here and there, and we love how it’s coming out.
This low wall separates our living room from the kitchen, and the trim frequently gets bumped by kitchen table chairs. After painting the wall, we knew we had to upgrade the trim as well.
Here are my five easy tips to painting trim easily and efficiently to look awesome.
#1 Before painting, clean the trim with a wet cloth to remove any dust and grime. I have a 6 year old that likes to put her cereal bowl on this ledge quite often, so I had to clean up a few bits of dried on cereal from the morning before painting.
#2 Use a mini roller on as much of the trim as you can to get a consistent texture and smooth uniform look. It makes the job go so much faster.
#3 When using a paint brush, apply the paint with short horizontal brush strokes. Then, go back without adding any more paint and do one long paint stroke.
#4 I always use FrogTape® brand painter’s tape. I trust it to prevent any leaking paint so we have great clean lines every single time! I love that they have both multi-surface and delicate surface. Since we had just painted the wall, we chose the delicate surface tape for the trim.
I trust FrogTape® because it is is the only painting tape treated with patented PaintBlock® Technology which reacts with the water in latex paint and instantly gels to form a barrier against paint bleed giving you the sharpest paint lines possible.
#5 Wait 24 hours before pulling off the paint. When you pull it off, do so in about a 45-degree angle so it comes off easily for those smooth clean lines.
I just love how clean and updated the new trim looks! Now I’m ready to paint something else in the house!
You can check out all of the FrogTape® brand painter’s tapes for all your painting solutions! They are great for painting baseboards and trims as well as the walls in your home, especially those transition walls.
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