Painting baseboards and doors

Old 12-28-21, 10:03 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 347
Upvotes: 0
Received 2 Upvotes on 1 Post
Painting baseboards and doors

In my home I'm wanting to update the look of the trim work by painting everything. I'm going to be painting my walls a nice neutral grey and I want all the trim work to be white. This means I'm going to have to paint the doors as well since everything in here is a natural wood finish. The house was built in the early 90s when this was the norm. I'm doing this because I'm also adding some crown molding which is white already. What is the best method for painting these items that's going to be right the first time? I don't believe there is anything applied did the baseboards right now.
Old 12-28-21, 11:22 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 45,238
Received 759 Upvotes on 664 Posts
I'd scuff sand and apply a coat of oil base primer, then putty any nail holes that need it, sand the primer and caulk all the joints. Then apply 2 coats of a quality latex paint.
stickshift voted this post useful.
Old 12-29-21, 06:40 AM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 18,904
Received 1,198 Upvotes on 1,153 Posts
Just sitting here nodding my head reading Mark's suggestions - I wouldn't change a thing. I would add, however, that better products and advice tend to come from a paint store than a paint department.
kathann voted this post useful.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: