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Painting Trim, Baseboards, and Wainscoting


Painting Trim
Use tape to mask off areas you don't want to paint­.
Use tape to mask off areas you don't want to paint­.
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If you're using only one color and one finish on all surfaces, you may want to paint the trim as you come to it in the process of painting the walls. Of course, you'll have to keep alternating between brush and roller if you use this technique, but this shouldn't be difficult in rooms that have only a couple of windows and a single door. If you decide to paint the trim first, mask it off with masking tape or painter's tape when you paint the ceiling and walls.

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