Scuffed and damaged wood trim around the home is not very attractive. Interestingly, it’s not all that difficult to restore these important details to their former glory. With thorough preparation, decent paint and a good eye for detail, you’ll soon have your handiwork admired.
It’s all about the effort you put in to preparation. First, remove all flaky paint, and then use a fine-grade sand paper to smooth over the surface. You don’t necessarily have to go back to the raw wood, just an even surface will do. One of our regular London painters is a perfectionist of note. He says that you should mask off the surrounding wall and floor surfaces before you start. Your call then!
Having prepared the trim, you now need to apply a primer coat throughout. This is to seal the wood and create a firm bonding surface for the middle, or the undercoat. Always allow a decent time for newly-painted surfaces to dry – read the instructions on the paint pot carefully. Keep in mind that wet or humid conditions add to the drying time.
Apply a decent quality undercoat, because this is ultimately the barrier to future scuffing and chaffing. A weak, thin application of it will not stand up to the punishment it’s going to take in your home. Some people just don’t like painting or feel they don’t gave the required skills. In such cases, Mr-Skill has an abundant supply of professionals ready to assist – get your painting quote right here and save up to 30% of the normal price too.
There are some excellent paint products on the market these days. With non-drip paints, with low, or no odour, diamond-tough finishes and a host of colours to choose from, what more could a professional want? Remember to use good quality brushes and don’t overload the head with paint, because it’s going to cause runs instead of the smooth finish you desire.
Here at Mr-Skill we always provide free advice, and when it comes to painting the trim around your home, we suggest that you start early in the morning. Don’t forget to allow sufficient time between coats, and cleaning up properly is always worth the effort. One last tip – if you want a first-class job, find a painter from the many professionals registered with us. Our motto is “No Fuss, no Bother, just a Job Well Done!”