When you paint the interior walls of your home, you tend to do the same sorts of things — you’ll be painting a good amount of space and so will be applying quite a lot of paint all over the walls.
Painting the interior trim, on the other hand, is another matter entirely as the area that you are painting is considerably smaller and will take more care — but with a bit of help and some good advice you’ll do a great job with your interior trim.
There are a number of paints that you can use for your interior painting, and the best of them all for your interior trim, in particular, is acrylic paint.
Acrylic paint is better in terms of how it is in terms of environmental friendliness, and also the fumes that can tend to come out when one paints.
Additionally, in terms of cleaning, you’re not going to do much better for yourself than acrylic paint — acrylic paint is a lot easier to clean than other paints and so it is most suitable for your interior trim.
One of the big questions that you are going to need to paint before you even lift the brush for the first time is how much paint you are going to need to buy to cover the full area of your trim.
There are a number of techniques that you can use to calculate approximately how much paint will be necessary, one of which involves using measurements and paint estimate websites to do the math for you.
You can also almost always rely on professionals working at paint stores to be able to give you a good estimate if you come prepared with the information about how much trim there is to be painted.
You’re not going to want to paint your trim if the trim is dirty so the first thing you will need to do before you begin painting is to clean the trim.
You can make sure this gets done correctly by taking a damp sponge and running it along the trim.
It’s well worth mentioning that you should give the trim time to dry after you have cleaned it.
As it is with just about any other time you are painting a good surface, you want the surface to be as smooth as possible.
One of the best ways that you can ensure that you have this is to sand the surface prior to painting.
The kind of sanding that you are going to need to do depends on how rough the surface is — if it is rougher, you’ll need to start with a coarse grit of sandpaper and then work your way to a finer grit so that the end result is that you will have a trim that will be ready to be painted.
Make sure that you properly remove the sanding dust from your trim before you continue with your painting project — you wouldn’t want that dust to mix into your paint.
Lastly, make sure that you take care of the holes and dents that may be present on your trim.
Though they might seem small and insignificant, even the smallest dents can really wreck your trim painting project.
Better to fill in these with some spackling compound and then gently sand it so that it ends up as smooth as the rest of the trim.