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MikeKy55 08-26-2011 04:30 PM

Trim paint sequence?
1. Caulk, prime and paint?
2. Prime, caulk and then paint?


Gymschu 08-26-2011 04:44 PM

I've done it both ways but I prefer Prime, caulk, paint. By priming first you give your caulking something solid to stick to & priming first exposes areas that you may not have seen previously that need caulk. Having said all that, there are times I caulk first especially if I have a sound surface to begin with. Also do it sometimes when you're doing a budget job (apartments for instance) and quick coats of paint are necessary.

ltd 08-26-2011 04:47 PM

2 . :thumbup:

MikeKy55 08-26-2011 04:54 PM

Makes perfect sense, thanks guys!

m1951mm 08-26-2011 05:18 PM

I agree,

1. Prime
2. Caulk
3. paint the reveil on the trim
4. cut in the wall paint.
5. paint the walls.
6. finish coat the trim, the flats since the reveil is already painted.

user1007 08-26-2011 09:36 PM

Must we discuss this over and over again. Does anyone use the search engine?

Prime first. Caulk of course second. With paintable caulk and not silicon breast implant material.

I always finished the trim first, completely. Easier to cut in wall paint to trim than try to paint the 1/2" wobbly edges where trim meets plaster walls.

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