Painting Baseboards and Crown Moldings

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Tips For Painting Baseboards and Crown Moldings

Painting baseboards and crown moldings: Painting isn’t just for walls and ceilings – make sure your baseboards and crown moldings look just as good!

Actions for Baseboards Painting

Painting baseboards is a bit challenging. As they border the wall and the floor there is a large margin for error. So follow these tips!

For baseboards painting the best tool isn’t a brush or roller, it’s a paint pad. A paint pad is comparable to sponge in texture, size, and workability. Paint pads put paint on more evenly and controlled, and don’t leave streaks like a brush.

Get your baseboards tidy and clean of debris. Dirt, dust, and grime will keep paint from sticking to the baseboard.

Mask off areas you don’t want paint on. Regular basic masking tape will work, however it can pull the paint off the wall, causing the need for more touchups.  You will likely need to tape plastic along the baseboard so that you do not get drips on the flooring. Paint shops have an item that is tape and plastic all in one so you do not have to purchase simply plastic.

Put some paint in your paint tray. Dip your paint pad in the paint. When you begin to run out of paint on the pad, repeat the procedure, don’t put too much paint in or you can waste it!

Tidy up. It is likely you will need to wait a minimum of 4 hours for the paint to entirely dry prior to you get rid of the tape. If you can leave it over night that’s even much better.

Neatly done crown moldings enhance any room!
Neatly done crown moldings enhance any room!

Actions for Crown Moldings Painting

Just like baseboards, crown moldings are very difficult to paint. Prior to painting is the ideal time to fill in any spaces in between the wall or ceiling and your crown molding. Using caulk is a great and simple way to do this if it’s done carefully. You absolutely have to let caulk totally dry, you can’t paint on damp caulk.

After there are no gaps it’s time to tape. To prevent splotches and drips you will have to tape along the ceiling and the wall.

When painting crown moldings it’s critical to make sure you utilize the ideal brush. Using the wrong brush, an old brush, or a brush that’s too large means your finished job may not look right. Use the paint with smooth side to side strokes. Overlap your strokes so that the paint looks smooth.

Wait on the paint to get totally dry and take the tape off. Waiting to do this prevents drips and smudges from ruining your hard work! After removing the tape there should be a clear line from where you did and did not paint.

While painting baseboards and crown molding can be a bit harder than painting a wall, following these handy tips will help you get the job done and have it looking good.

Hiring a Professional

On the other hand, painting on your own can be time consuming and stressful – and while some are really good at DIY, others are not. We highly recommend calling a professional like Delta City Construction and Painting, Inc. when you are thinking about painting your baseboards and crown moldings. Hiring a professional interior painting service ensures a higher level of quality, as well as less work for you! Save time and energy by letting professionals help you make your home beautiful through and through.

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