January 20, 2012 Posted by Ryaan in Blog

Painting Trim And Woodwork Boston Massachusetts

Painting trim or woodwork can become a messy home improvement project if you don't know what you're doing. Without the right preparation, materials, and equipment, this painting project could result in a splotchy or streaky finish, and it may take quite a little more than a few coats of paint to get a good result.

Here are some of the things you should remember when painting your trim or woodwork , so you get a beautiful finish that stands the test of time. Always scrape and sand woodwork in bad condition, use a paint scraper for the heavy flaking and some light grit sandpaper 120-150 on the not so bad stuff. If the woodwork is in good condition you probably wont even have to sand it. Next, youll want to fill in all the holes, gaps, and any scrape marks that gouged the wood during its lifetime. You can use caulking, wood filler, or even some joint compound for the smaller holes. After you prep the woodwork its always best to use a primer that is designed for wood. Apply two coats of the primer first and then check for any holes or prep you may have missed.

Once your prep is complete its time to paint your woodwork. Youll want to find an acrylic latex or oil paint and a brush thats suitable for the latex or oil paint.As a general rule of thumb, acrylic/latex paint should be applied with a brush with synthetic bristles, and oil based/alkyd paint should be applied with a natural bristle brush.The proper brush can make all the difference when painting woodwork.

Our team would be more than happy to come take a look at your current painting project and go over the options that would best fit your homes needs. Please feel free to call us today for a free estimate !!
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