Whatever the reason why you want to cover your moldings – the last step of your interior painting project or a conscious decision to enhance the architecture of your space –the color is always a critical decision.
The best color for your floor skirting is one that is easy to clean, provides a long-lasting smooth finish, and is available in thousands of premium colors.
If you’re planning to re-do your interior home skirting, this article will share some essential DIY tips.
What is the best way to paint moldings? Many people consider this a difficult task, but we have everything you need: tools and accessories, preparation, and application techniques.
To start, you’ll need the following: caulking, sanding block, painter’s tape, sponge, primer, and paint in a matte finish, pearl, or semi-gloss.
You will also need the best brushes for the moldings: we recommend 3.8 cm and 6.4 cm angle brushes.
Use premium brushes – nylon bristles for water-based paint and natural bristles for oil-based paint.
Cheap brushes can leave marks, in addition to losing their bristles. Your Paint retailer can help you find the tools and equipment you need.
Repair the molding by filling the gap between the wall and the molding.
Check your moldings to determine if they need to be repaired.
The gap between the wall and the moldings is a common problem that is easy to solve with caulk.
Prepare the molding before painting by lightly sanding.
If your moldings are covered with glossy paint, it is essential to sand them lightly to promote adhesion of the new layer of paint.
When repairs are complete, clean the surface with a damp sponge and allow to dry.
If the repair work has been significant, you must apply a primer before painting.
To protect your walls, cover the areas along with the moldings with painter’s tape.
Apply the paint from top to bottom, starting with the crown molding, the windows, the door frames, and then the baseboard
You are now ready to apply the topcoat: If you’re painting the entire interior paint, from top to bottom, start with the crown molding, the windows, the door frames, and finish with the baseboard.
Dip about a third of the brush into the paint and remove the excess by tapping it on the edge of the container.
Apply the paint gently with gentle pressure so that it spreads evenly to produce a professional quality finish.
Preferably, use a water-based alkyd paint that combines the quality and durability of an oil-based paint with the cleaning properties of a water-based paint with soapy water. White is the usual choice, but you can paint your moldings in any color.
Remember to take your time, read all the labels, and carefully follow all of the instructions.
If you’re planning for interior repainting in Beaverton, Oregon, our team at Maller Painting Company can help.
We have years of interior painting experience serving the areas of Beaverton, Sherwood, and Tigard, Oregon.
Our team can help you choose the best type of paint as well and paint colors at no extra cost.
Kevin began painting houses with his father’s company, C&K Painting, in 1996. His father taught him how to use a brush, roller, and caulk and clean a brush properly. He then worked for several other paint companies, where he learned how to spray oils, lacquers, and all water-based finishes. In 2012, after 15 years of experience, he decided to get licensed and start the Maller Painting Company. His team has focused on providing the best re-painting services to our residential clients in the Beaverton area.