How to Paint Trim and Moldings

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Painting trim and molding isn't difficult, but there are some tips and techniques to learn so you'll be happiest with the finished results. Learn which tools make the job go faster, see how to apply paint to minimize drips and additional coats of paint.

How to Paint Trim and Moldings

  • Use a small trim pale. It allows you to keep a small amount of paint with you as you move.
  • A 2 1/2" angled synthetic trim brush is ideal for painting in those though spots.
  • For base boards, start by using painter's tape and a canvas drop cloth to prevent messes.
  • Be sure to work in gaps of 3-4 feet at a time. This gives you time to spot mistakes or drips before they dry.

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Published: 1/12/2020