What type of paint do you use on crown molding?

What type of paint do you use on crown molding?

Semi-gloss and high-gloss finishes are best for trim and molding. Semi-gloss has a higher gloss level than a satin finish, but isn’t as shiny as high-gloss. High-gloss is good for trim areas that are washed often. Latex-based paint can be applied on top of a primer that is acrylic or oil-based.

How do you paint crown molding without brush marks?

Hold your brush at an angle, and gently swipe your brush across the surface. Using this motion, rather than applying it straight on, will avoid any dab marks. Do not apply too much pressure as you paint, but rather let the paint do the work of self-leveling as it dries.

Should crown molding be painted flat or semi-gloss?

Crown molding should never be painted in a flat finish, which is already reserved for walls and ceilings. A gloss finish is a durable choice that is also visually appealing. Semi-gloss is the easiest to paint with.

Should I prime crown molding before painting?

Factory primed crown doesn’t have to be primed again before painting. After the trim is caulked and patched, paint two coats and you’re done. But painting brown molding is another story. Stained wood needs a prime coat or two after cleaning and sanding.

Should you paint crown molding?

We highly recommend painting your crown moulding to match your existing trim as closely as possible for a cohesive and finished look. For example, if your baseboard trim is a light gray color, use the same shade for your crown moulding. The same advice goes for the trim around your doorways.

What is the best paint brush for crown molding?

enamel brushes
The best brushes for painting crown molding are the angled sash varnish or enamel brushes with flagged tips and tapered edges. Unlike regular brushes, these brushes hold more paint, facilitate paint application and leave a smooth finish with less brush strokes.

Should you paint crown molding or ceiling first?

Paint your crown molding. First, cut in the ceiling and roll it; then paint crown molding; after the molding has dried completely, cut in each wall and roll it. If you’re painting the crown molding a light color, apply two coats of paint to ensure good coverage.

Should Crown Moulding be painted the same color as ceiling?

The crown molding color generally should not be the same as the ceiling shade because when molding matches the ceiling, the ceiling seems heavier and the molding insignificant. The molding was put there as a decorative accent for the room; camouflaging it against the ceiling has the opposite effect.

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