Tips for Painting Your Custom Milled Moulding

Painting your walls is a task that isn’t too difficult. Even if you’ve never done it before, it’s something that anyone can really do with basic instruction. However, painting your custom milled moulding is different matter. The following are a few tips for painting custom milled moulding:

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  • Consider the sheen – A matte finish will provide a soft look and will cover up dings and imperfections, but a high gloss finish can be more visually pleasing.
  • Consider a washable paint formula – Your moulding may experience wear and tear over the years – especially if you have kids running around. A washable paint formula makes the moulding easier to clean, which means that you won’t have to repaint it every time you notice a new ding.
  • Use trim brushes – It’s going to be difficult if you plan on painting your moulding using your standard paint brushes. Use smaller brushes instead that were designed for painting trim.
  • Paint the trim last – The trim should be the last surface in the room that gets painted.

These are just a few tips you should use when painting your moulding. For custom millwork in Kansas City, be sure to contact us at Schutte Lumber today.

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