In any interior paint job, there are things that get painted — your walls being the most common thing, and your ceiling being another part of your home interior — but have you ever thought about how your home would look with crown molding added to one or more of the rooms?
However, you should know that there are some things that you can do to make your crown molding look nicer including painting — and there are some fine tips that you can have in mind when you are painting to make your painting project go better.
Let’s have a look at some tips for when you’re painting your living room crown molding that will make it so much better.
Though if you have already installed your crown molding, this is not going to be too useful to you in your current living room project, it nevertheless will be quite good for your future painting of crown molding in rooms where it does not yet exist.
The good thing about painting your crown molding before you paint is that with the right weather, you will be able to even paint outside and thus not have to worry about ventilation (though you would have to think about how warm it is and if it would be raining any time soon!)
Another benefit to painting before installation is that you will not have to worry about getting paint on other things in the room that are near where the crown molding will go — certainly a time saver and in some cases more as it can be at times quite difficult to remove paint without damaging the surface.
When you are painting your crown molding, you fundamentally have two options as far as the kind of paint that you are going to use — you can use a paint that comes from a can as it were, or you can use a spray paint.
If you end up using the kind of paint that comes in a can, you are going to do quite well for yourself if you stir the paint before you use it.
As paint sits, it separates and as a result, you will make the paint go on better and the color look nicer if you stir the paint well before you apply it to the crown molding.
It’s best to stir the paint with the can in a disposable bag so that if you do end up splashing paint, it will stay inside the bag and not get on your floor.
In painting your crown molding, you are going to want to apply thick strokes with your paint — it will ensure that the overall look of the crown molding is nice and even.
The problem that a lot of people face when they’re painting crown molding is that they tend to rush through the painting process and therefore will go faster in some places and slower in others, making for an uneven paint job.
Try to take your time as you go over the surface of the crown molding and you will find that you have an overall well painted crown molding that won’t look at all spotty.
Lastly, you have to make sure that after you apply a coat of paint to your crown molding, you will afterward allow time to pass for that coat to fully dry before you move on to your next coat of paint.
This will be true whether you apply the paint with a paintbrush or even spray the paint on — either way, the paint needs to dry before you move on.
Doing this will get your paint looking its best and not cause any possible paint problems to emerge.