Painting Baseboards, Trim And Inside Of Door - Painting - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-17-2008, 03:34 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Painting baseboards, trim and inside of door


Me and my fiancée just finished removing the wallpaper in the sidedoor hallway into our house and painted last night. The baseboards, trim and inside of the side door are all these hideous peachy kind of color. I would like to repaint them white. I have done a bit of reading and for the baseboards it appears I definitely want latex and now for the trim and door should I get a oil based or use latex keeping mind they are already painted with latex paint.

Also should I be using high gloss or semi gloss?

*edit* Also what recommendations can people give me on what color or paint? Ultra white or ?

Advertisement


Last edited by evane; 01-17-2008 at 03:36 PM.
evane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2008, 06:37 PM   #2
Member
 
Workaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Northern Alabama
Posts: 309
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Painting baseboards, trim and inside of door


I would definitely go with latex through out. Sheen is more of a preference really. I do a lot of high gloss and gloss around here because that is what a lot want. If your wood is older and kinda banged up i would use a semi as that will help in not drawing focus to problem areas.

White can often be kind of transparent. I like a high hiding formula. Be sure to get paint that is for trim and not walls.

Advertisement

__________________
Sean
Workaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2008, 06:59 PM   #3
Painting contractor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Stockton,CA
Posts: 23
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Painting baseboards, trim and inside of door


Evane, a latex semi-gloss is a good choice. For white it will take two coats.

Before you paint the existing trims check to determine if the old paint is latex or oil based. I do this by dabbing a little Goof Off on a dark clothe then rub on the old surface. If a residue come off it is probably a latex paint. If not it is an oil based paint.

If you want to apply a latex based paint on an existing oil based surface you must sand, degloss or apply an oil based primer prior to the topcoat.

Also note: Oil based paints have a tendency to yellow over a period of time.

The Paintman

Last edited by Thepaintman; 01-17-2008 at 07:01 PM.
Thepaintman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2008, 07:26 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 551
Rewards Points: 502
Default

Painting baseboards, trim and inside of door


Get yourself a Waterbourne Acrylic Enamel from a paint store, and you will be good to go. Impervo from Benjamin Moore or ProClassic from Sherwin Williams are two common choices.

Those finishes have an "oil look" without all the hassles (and long-term yellowing) of oil enamel.

SirWired
sirwired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2008, 07:54 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 29
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Painting baseboards, trim and inside of door


On colour....that is a matter of choice. As a decorator I often spec an off white. A popular one is Benjamin Moore's Cloud White, in my own house I'm currently using BM's Ivory Tusk (this one has equal amounts of yellow and brown in it). If you look at the white colour chips with your wall colours you'll find one that you like.

Cheers
Mary
mdancey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2008, 08:44 PM   #6
Tired, Cold, and Damp
 
slickshift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 3,089
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Painting baseboards, trim and inside of door


I would recommend an enamel for trim
You can get some very good waterborne enamels (latex)
Satin finish is the most common sheen for trim these days

Ben Moore's Waterborne Impervo and Sherwin Williams Pro Classic are both excellent choices

Also just a hint, although "waterborne" enamels are technically "latex" (water-based), the word "waterborne" generally indicates a superior product than the words "latex enamel"
(many cheap builder's paints are technically latex enamels)
slickshift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2008, 09:43 PM   #7
Pro Painter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 18
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Painting baseboards, trim and inside of door


My vote is for BM. Satin Impervo oil.... for all doors, trim
and baseboard.
SW. Pro Classic, If you are slow, you will not like the brush marks...

Advertisement

TroyM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie needs some painting advice bji Painting 8 12-26-2008 01:50 PM
Sidelight - Cannot find vinyl trim lrichards Building & Construction 2 08-28-2008 05:42 PM
Double hung window trim helpless handyman Carpentry 24 04-10-2007 09:49 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts