When most people start thinking about a painting project they tend to focus on the walls and colour scheme. It is important however that when completing a painting project that you always remember the doors and trim areas. Freshening up the paint around doors, door casings and trim will make your paint job pop. Painting doors and trim is a little different than painting wall surfaces and often requires different products. Here are some tips for making your doors and trim look their best:
- If you are painting raw wood make sure you prime all the raw wood surfaces prior to painting. This will help to seal the raw wood and give a more even finish.
- Make sure you caulk along any open seams between the wall and the doors or trim. This will make the trim and doors appear seamless. Ensure that the caulk is completely dry before you apply your paint.
- Choose a semi-gloss or high-gloss paint for all doors and door casings. These are high traffic areas and a semi-gloss or high-gloss paint will provide more durability and is easier to clean.
- It’s best to use a 2.5 to 3.5 inch brush when painting trim and door casings. A small, short-nap roller can be used on door surfaces