Tips for Painting Trim
Posted By
Abby DeHart
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Materials Needed: 
  • Oil Based Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Painter's Tape
  • Sand Paper
  • HomeRight Quick Painter
  • Drop Clothes
  • Kilz Primer

Project Instructions


Painting trim is one of the EASIEST ways to update a house, as well as make it brighter and more airy. We have a house full of honey brown wood and slowly but surely we are working our way through the house and painting trim...including replacing the trim in some places, as well. But as you know, with any good home DIY, one project leads to another and another. It's never just one thing cut and when you paint your trim, your next step is to paint the wall around it and touch it up. I like to do that part of the job using the HomeRight Quick Painter. 

Step 1

My dad, a veteran contractor, swears that if you are painting trim that has already been stained that you need to use oil based Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo Paint. After two houses of using this product now, I can agree that it does appear to visibly hold up much better than standard latex paint. However, it does come at a price! So be prepared to pay more for this, as well. 

You can see all the steps to painting your trim by clicking HERE

Once the trim is painted using our method, then I tackle the clean up on the walls around the trim to get nice crisp corners. We use the HomeRight Quick Paint for this job because it gets right in there easily and quickly to touch up any paint issues around the trim. The HomeRight simplly fills up with paint, you attach the paint, then use the edge to guide around the door. 

Step 2

You need to be easy with the trigger that releases paint and move in steady movements. I'd even suggest practicing on a spare board a few times to get the hang of it. 

Step 3

Once you've finished touching up your paint, it's SO easy to clean up. Simply remove the pad and wash, then pull water up into the Quick Painter and push back out. I do this over and over until the water comes out clean. Re-attach the pad, then dry off and set aside for your next job!!

Painting trim doesn't have to be hard using the HomeRight Quick Painter. After you paint your trim, use the Quick Painter to touch up the walls around the trim, as needed, in no time!

how to paint trim the easy way by using the home right quick painter pad edger painting tool

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