Revitalize Your Décor with Fresh Trim Paint
by News Canada
Description: Tips for painting trim in your home.
(NC)-After a long winter of increased indoor activity, door and trim paint can become chipped and scuffed. This type of wear and tear can become an eyesore and lessen the impact of your overall home décor.
By applying a fresh coat of paint on trim, doors and windows, you can easily and inexpensively revitalize your home this spring. Darrin Noble, a colour specialist with CIL Paint recommends that homeowners begin any trim painting project by selecting a high-quality trim paint.
Noble believes technology is a homeowner's best friend when it comes to trim paint. "Trim and doors are some of the most abused surfaces in a home and need to be painted with products that resist scuffs, dirt and stains. New products, like CIL Smart Trim Paint, are made with teflon and acrylics that help trim keep its beauty even under the toughest conditions."
Noble offers these four easy steps when tackling any trim painting project.
1. Preparation - Ensure that the surface you are painting is free of dust and dirt particles. Properly tape around the edges to alleviate any worry of painting in the wrong place. Covering the floor with painting tarps is also a good idea.
2. Paint Selection - Select a technologically advanced product like CIL Smart Trim paint to ensure long-lasting results. This paint can also be applied over any surface, so there is no need to worry about selecting oil or latex.
3. Sheen and Colour - Use trim paint with a higher sheen than the walls. This will make trim and accents stand out and enhance the look of the space. Neutral walls look great when trimmed with deep colours. Bold walls should be accented with fresh white trim.
4. Painting - Start with the trim closest to the ceiling and work your way down. Paint the horizontal surfaces first, then the vertical surfaces, and tackle the baseboards last. Be sure to have a cloth or rag with water and mild soap close by in case of any slips.
- News Canada
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