How to paint trim the right way
Most people who are new to painting see the job in terms of applying the finish coat, but that’s just the icing on the cake. The real work that makes or breaks a paint job is how you prepare the surface. If you’re painting interior trim and you don’t do a good job of sanding, cleaning, and priming, the final coats of paint won’t look pristine. At the very worst, a poor prep job can make the finish coats fail.
Some professional interior painters work in high-end restoration, where the end result is paramount. Over the years, they have developed the following procedures for a great paint job.
Here are steps for how to paint trim the right way
1. Clear the Air, Clean and Protect the Room while preparing for painting the interior
2. Fill the Holes while preparing for painting
3. Sand Surfaces and Soften Edges while preparing trim for painting
4. Apply the Primer
5. Sand Both Primer Coats
6. Caulk Open Seams
7. Apply the Topcoat