Painting windows and trim is a quick and inexpensive way to give your room a fresh, updated look. However, just like any other paint job, if it is not done properly, the poorly done coating will take away from the aesthetics of the room.
You could hire a professional to do your window trim painting, or, with a little elbow grease, you might paint them yourself. Once you have removed the draperies and other furnishings around the area, you can begin your window makeover. These five mistake-proof tips will help you paint your window trim without damaging the panes, walls, or other furniture.
1. Fix Imperfections
Inspect the whole window first to see if there is any damage to the wood. If there are marks, holes, or dents in your trim, putty the affected areas first to repair the flaws.
2. Sand the Trim
Once you have repaired the damaged areas, sand the whole trim, including the crevices and grooves, to make it smooth and to remove older glossy coatings. Sand with the grain of the wood using 100 to 120 grit sandpaper.
3. Clean the Window and Woodwork
After you have sanded the trim, clean the surface thoroughly to remove all the dust and debris that has accumulated. Let it dry entirely before you move onto the next step.
4. Prime bare wood
Now that you have filled any holes, sanded the wood and cleaned the surface, you are prepared to prime any bare wood. All bare wood needs to be primed for proper adhesion of the finish coat. If you are painting MDF, you do not need to prime, you can go straight to the finish coat.
Now that you have finished preparing your area, it’s time to paint the trim. Using a 2-3 inch paintbrush, apply a the finish coat to the entire surface evenly and smoothly. Follow the drying instructions on the can of paint before applying the paint. Two coats of finish coat is recommended for coverage. And since trim is typically white, coverage can be a major issue. Since white doesn’t have any tint, the coverage is usually very poor.
Typically, you should use a more glossy finish than the walls, satin or semi gloss finish it best for trim, and eggshell finish for the walls. The glossier the paint, the more durable and washable it is.
Painting your window trim is an easy way to upgrade your room. The trim does not have to be removed to give it a fresh coat of colour. With some prep work and patience, you can revitalize your window trim to give them an updated look.
You can also hire a professional to paint your window trims. Call Absolute Home Services today and contact us for your free estimate. Our professional team of interior painters are your go-to source for all interior painting needs.