When it comes to making a change to your home without a whole lot of effort and not a lot of cash, the options are fairly limited. However, there quite a few things you can do to add trendy nuances and shift the overall appearance to any room. One of those things is simply refreshing the mold and trim around your home or room with paint. We a L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. would like to share more regarding refreshing the molding elements in your home with paint.
How Do You Make Old Painted Baseboards & Trim Look New?
The molding is instrumental in defining the home’s style and architectural design. But if that mold is appearing filthy, chipped, scuffed, or tarnished in anyway, it can instantly make a room feel dated. Adding a fresh coat of vibrant paint, new or the same color will only make the baseboards and trim look more deteriorated. Taking a room one by one and give the molding a fresh coat of paint is cost effective and doesn’t eat up too much, especially if you do one or 2 rooms in a weekend.
What Color Should the Trim Be?
Depending on the interior design of your home and current color scheme dictates the color of the trim that use. Neutral colors; whites, grays, blacks, and so on can easily fit into any ensemble. Opting to go bold on neutral colored walls is an option and you can never go wrong with bright whites or pale creams.
What Sheen Do You Paint Trim?
Once you have decided on the color, picking sheen is just as important. Baseboards, windows and door casings often take a lot of abuse and show signs of wear relatively quickly. With the effects of semi-gloss or high-gloss interior paints, these features can look exceptionally well and extend the longevity of the paint job. Having enough binder in this level of sheen increases the durability of the finish and makes them easier to clean.
Repair or Replace Trim?
In some cases, you may note that some molding needs more attention than a fresh coat of paint and deciding whether or not to repair replace may be a consideration. To improve the overall appearance and extend the lifespan of the molding, repairing the dents is definitely recommended. If any of the trim has been poorly installed, excessively damaged, or other signs of advanced deterioration, replacement is ideal. Replacing the trim can give you the additional opportunity update the look or alter it all together. Just bear in mind, the cost can inflate simply with miscalculated cuts. If the molding is in need of tender love and care, chances are that the doors are equally in need. Doors are even more susceptible to dents and ding and paint wear as well as filthy residues building up. Matching the trim, using whites, or even adding bold different colors to add an instant flare can make home’s interior more enhanced.
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If you find that the mold needs more than just painting, or that painting the mold alone is adequate but you lack the time or endurance, contact L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. and let our specialists find the optimal solution to improve the molding in your home.