Painting your walls and the trim around your doorways can take a lot of time and effort. You always feel like you’re going to get paint in the wrong spot! At Rob Ross Painting, we care deeply about the quality of the paint job we provide. Here are some tips for when you are painting trim and walls around your home:
Use Trim Brushes
When you’re going to paint trim, it’s crucial to have the right brushes to do so. This way, there is less room for error! Using brushes that are too wide or thick can cause you to get paint where you don’t want it to be. Prevent any mistakes before they happen by investing in the right materials to get the job done.
Utilize Painters Tape
Many people think they can freehand paint their trim, but it usually doesn’t end up the way you want it to. Be sure to use painter’s tape to block off any areas of the wall you don’t want the paint to hit. Even if you will be using trim brushes, take the extra precaution and tape off your wall. It will end up making your life easier in the end! You can just rip it off when you’re done. It will save you time, as you won’t have to pay close attention to where the paint is going.
Don’t Paint Your Trim Before The Walls
If you are painting both the walls and the trim around the same time, don’t paint the trim first! It’s better to get trim paint on the walls than to get wall paint on the trim. It is easy to touch up, as the trim is usually a lighter color than your walls. Before painting the walls or trim, paint your ceiling first if that is part of your plan.
Pick The Right Sheen
Depending on the sheen of your paint, you may be able to see the imperfections of your paint job. For trim, you’ll want to choose a paint that doesn’t have a lot of gloss. It is best to choose a more matte paint that will have a subtle finish to it. If you really want to use high-gloss paint, you should definitely call in the professionals! They’ll be able to get down to the details and ensure everything looks smooth.
Contact Rob Ross Painting
Are you looking to paint your trim soon? Rob Ross Painting is here to help you with all your interior painting needs! Contact us to learn more about our painting services and how we can help your home look fresh and new. Call us today or send us a message through our contact form.