How to Paint Trim
By: Danny Lipford
After the walls have been rolled and the paint has dried, it’s time to tackle the trim. Using an angled trim brush and straight edge guide, work your way carefully around the room. Avoid drips and try to keep a straight line where the trim meets the wall.
When painting over stained trim, rough up the old finish with sandpaper—or use liquid deglosser—so the paint will adhere to the surface. A stain blocking primer should be used over natural or stained wood surfaces to prevent them from bleeding through the paint. After the primer has dried, top coat it with trim paint.