Painting trim is one of the many ways you can liven up
interiors or exteriors. Use an accent color that
complements the main colors of your wall and ceiling
surfaces, or paint your trim white to embolden and
emphasize the other colors. Typically, working with trim
requires a brush and is slower going than painting large
surfaces such as walls. Take your time – it's worth the
Painting Window Frames
It seems like there's always
a window in need of painting, whether you're matching a
new room scheme or just sprucing things up. The actual
painting isn't difficult, but you should know what you're
getting into before you start. If you can, remove the
window frames before painting them...
Patching Peeling Paint
When old paint chips, flakes, or peels, it leaves behind a
shallow depression. You'll need to repair these spots
before painting – new coats of paint won't hide them. Use
a fast-drying patching compound to fill the hole...
Preparing Woodwork for Painting
Prepping woodwork for
painting isn't difficult, but wood trim and other details
can have lots of little hills and valleys. You'll need to
clean, patch, and sand the woodwork before you can paint
it, so a little patience is needed to make sure the job
comes out looking great...
You probably can't wait to get rid of ugly brown or rust-colored
stains, but hold on – those stains are trying to tell you
something. Stains usually are caused by leaky roofs,
walls, or plumbing pipes...