Baseboard and trim decoration is a very important part of a room and it gives a space its style, so be sure to give due attention should be paid.

We will show you how to prepare properly and how to paint the baseboard and trim so you can finish the appearance of your room. The baseboard and trim are decorated in various forms.

It is like a basic trim, a door frame or a crown ceiling. Good preparation and paint tips will make these architectural details really highlight a room.

Now, to paint your baseboard and trim with your premium paint, you will need the following items:

  • Masking tape
  • Paint brush
  • Bucket
  • Sandpaper
  • Drywall mud or Spackle
  • Putty Scraper
  • Caulk and Caulking Gun
  • Dust mask
  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • Drop Cloth

Of course, all these items can be found near you at a big box store, hardware store, or paint store.

So, before you start to apply primer, you want fill any holes with spackling and smooth them with sandpaper.

Next, you will check the line, and use sandpaper to finish slightly to improve adhesion and ensure you have a smooth surface to paint.

Now look at your trim decoration. If there is a gap between the baseboard and the wall, or if there is a crack in the corner joint, you may want to fill the sealant with a caulking gun. Use caulk to get a smooth surface by moisturizing your fingertips.

Gently move your wet finger across the top of the caulk bead to make it smooth.

Always have a wet rag at hand when using caulk or a bucket of water.

To take the following steps, pick up your masking tape. However, dust may be on the surface and you will have to remove it with a vacuum cleaner or a damp cloth before you start to apply the tape. Now you are ready to cover your wall as well… this way it won’t stick to the paint. If you use another color beside the wall paint, this is extremely important do do so now.

Oh, be sure to follow the edge of the tape swiping your fingers to avoid paint penetration under the tape, this will give you a high quality, clean, clear line.

You want to protect your floor, in any paint area. Place a canvas or plastic cover underneath.

When painting the baseboard in a carpeted room, you may want to consider using carpet protection.

Before you start painting primer on any repaired and unfinished areas, make sure the area is prepped and sanded. If your baseboard and trim have been brushed with oil paint before, you will need to apply a primer for better adhesion.

If you are not sure if it is brushed with oil paint, for safety reasons, it is to be primed anyway.

Now make sure your primer is very good and dry, then check it to see before painting.

Does it need to be sanded? Use size 220 sandpaper or higher grade sandpaper if needed To avoid any sandpaper traces from the surface appearance. Once you have completed these first few steps, you are ready to paint.

When you finish and the paint is dry, remember to remove the amsking tape slowly. Don’t let the tape stay on the wall for too long because, in the case of paint, it will become more difficult to remove.

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