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Painting trim and doors

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  • #558168
    vos
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    oswego, NY

    so two part question:
    1: Do you guys calk then paint your trim in to the wall then cut the wall back in to the trim? or just pre paint and leave it at that?

    2: what type of sprayers do you use to paint doors and how do you paint the jams?

    #558175

    These are good questions and have many variable. What do you prefer? Can you give any specifics as to the project. Not sure if I can help ,but knowledge about it will be found on this site.

    #558195
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I always caulk base molding to the wall. When I’m also the painter, I paint it accordingly.

    As for a sprayer, I have 2. I have a Graco airless and an hvlp compressor driven gun. Neither are used on doors after install…just too messy IMO. I stick to my brush and 4″ roller.

    I spray stain and clears through the hvlp and paints through the Graco airless.

    Jon P.
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    #558200
    vos
    Pro
    oswego, NY

    we just had to spray some doors for the first time because they are luver doors and we used a wagner 1 quart sprayer but whanted to see what others use .

    and for the trim do you also calk your casings etc..?

    #558201
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    I caulk trim to the wall if paint grade. Will generally paint the trim then cut the wall back to the trim.
    Most of my spraying is done with a HVLP gun. Door jambs get brushed for the most part.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #558207
    Seven-Delta-FortyOne
    Pro
    The Emerald Triangle, Northern California

    If it’s a new install, as in a new door and trim, I’ll paint the door and trim before installing, then caulk, then touch-up.

    I’ll caulk base and case to the wall and wherever it meets another piece, and fill the nail holes.

    If I’m doing a something like a room re-paint, I’ll paint the wall, then paint the trim with a brush. I don’t tape it off, I can cut in with a brush.

    I don’t own a sprayer, so I can’t speak to that. Quite honestly, I’m trying to do less and less painting. I don’t really like it, and I make far more money doing electrical service work ,or running remodels.

    Delta

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    #558210
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    and for the trim do you also calk your casings etc..?

    I caulk basically every intersection. Trim to trim, and trim to wall alike. Are you not doing this?

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    #558239
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    If it is paint grade I caulk and paint the trim then cut the wall in. For new doors I spray (hvlp) door and jamb in my shop; existing doors jambs get brushed. Existing doors usually get painted with a brush/foam roller.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #558243

    we just had to spray some doors for the first time because they are luver doors and we used a wagner 1 quart sprayer but whanted to see what others use .

    and for the trim do you also calk your casings etc..?

    ANy sprayer s better than brushing on those doors. Have a graco 290 it does OK. Most trim just gets brushed.

    #558253
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    we just had to spray some doors for the first time because they are luver doors and we used a wagner 1 quart sprayer but whanted to see what others use .

    and for the trim do you also calk your casings etc..?

    ANy sprayer s better than brushing on those doors. Have a graco 290 it does OK. Most trim just gets brushed.

    That’s for sure Ed. I don’t want to paint louvered doors with a brush.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #558272
    dibs16
    Pro
    Hanson, MA

    I always caulk base and case to the wall, and paint all trim first, onto the wall. Sides of window and door casing are easy to cut in, and i usually tape the very top edge of the baseboard for a nice crisp line. Im not a very good painter with a brush, but can roll and spray all day lol

    #558275
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I always caulk before painting as well. Makes for a nice finished look where you really can’t tell it is caulked.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #558304

    Caulk all transitions spackle, touch sand spackle, paint trim with 2 coats. Cut and roll walls. If you want a razor sharp line, mask all the trim and seal the edge of the tape with a quick coat of trim paint before the wall color. Doors all get sprayed.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #558311

    Caulk all transitions spackle, touch sand spackle, paint trim with 2 coats. Cut and roll walls. If you want a razor sharp line, mask all the trim and seal the edge of the tape with a quick coat of trim paint before the wall color. Doors all get sprayed.

    That’s a good tip, I will have to try that next time, so just a small brush of trim paint,

    I usually caulk the trim, then paint the trim, mask then the walls get painted.

    Thanks for that tip Andrew.

    #558346
    CrpntrFeak
    Pro
    Globe, AZ

    I caulk all cracks. If the trim is a darker color then I like to color the caulk to that color and use it where trim meets trim. This helps to get a uniform color.

    Where the trim meets the wall, I color the caulk to the wall color. This is so I only have to cut in with one trim color to cover the caulk.

    I spray as much as possible. I like the look but if it is not possible to spray the trim then I use a brush and take the door outside to spray it.

    #558534
    vos
    Pro
    oswego, NY

    If it is paint grade I caulk and paint the trim then cut the wall in. For new doors I spray (hvlp) door and jamb in my shop; existing doors jambs get brushed. Existing doors usually get painted with a brush/foam roller.

    I do do this i was just seeing what others do

    #558577
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Where the trim meets the wall, I color the caulk to the wall color. This is so I only have to cut in with one trim color to cover the caulk.

    I love the colored caulk too. Do you use clear or white caulk??

    I caulk all cracks

    I seem to have too many get away.,,,,

    I spray as much as possible.

    Doors all get sprayed.

    I think spraying is the only way to go for doors.
    Where’s @Sir_Mixalot At??? Our resident painting specialist.

    #558639
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    The one nice thing with oil based paints is the ability to adjust flow with different thinners, saves needing to spray and can really get rid of the brush marks.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #558699
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    our painter puts one coat on the walls them we install the trim. he then spackles and caulks everything and sprays the trim. he them comes back and cuts in the walls and rolls one more coat on them.

    #558785
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    our painter puts one coat on the walls them we install the trim. he then spackles and caulks everything and sprays the trim. he them comes back and cuts in the walls and rolls one more coat on them.

    That’s the usual way it’s done here, spray the walls then the trim and cabinets go in.

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