If you have painted interior wood
trim, chances are they see their fair share of minor scuff marks and nicks
in the paint. Touch up painting of interior wood trim can usually restore
the wood trim to its original look.
To touch up paint interior wood
trim you will need some paint, a paint brush, masking tape, a rag, fine grit
sandpaper and a drop cloth. For most interior wood trim paint jobs, a 1.5 to
2.0 inch, angled paint brush works best.
After washing down the interior
wood trim to remove any oils and dirt, use the fine grit sandpaper on the
areas where there are minor nicks and scuff marks. Wipe down the interior
wood trim with a moist rag after sanding to remove any dust from the trim.
Now apply masking tape to the
adjacent wall surfaces that you do not want to paint. Also apply masking tape to
the adjacent flooring. If you have carpeted floors, use a wide masking tape and
push the edge of it down in-between the trim and the carpet. Then fold the
masking tape over the carpeting so that it sticks to it. In addition, lay the
drop cloth on the floor where you will be painting.
Next, begin the task of touch up
painting the interior wood trim by starting near the top of the trim and working
your way downwards.
As you near the bottom of the
trim, take care to cut carefully along the bottom where the trim meets the
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For best results, apply a second
coat of touch up paint over the interior wood trim to ensure a beautiful
look. Before applying the second coat, however, lightly sand the interior
wood trim surface to enable the second coat to adhere well. Again, make
sure to wipe down the interior wood trim with a slightly damp rag after
sanding to remove any dust from the trim.
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