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How-To: Paint Your Exterior Trim

Hello painters! So far, I've told you how to prep your home's exterior for painting and how to paint your home's exterior. When it comes to painting the exterior trim, you'll need to devote a little extra attention, using more delicate brush strokes with less paint on your brush. To learn the steps to paint your home's siding trim, doors, and windows,

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  • For the siding trim, paint from the top down with the widest brush that will fit the trim. Make sure not to leave drips of paint in the crevices of the door.
  • For the doors, paint the raised inset panels, if there are any. Then, paint the main surface of the door around those panels.
  • For the windows, you'll need to mask off the glass first. Then, paint the dividing trim, top to bottom, with a small brush. If they are removable, remove them to paint and let dry, then reinstall. Then, paint the area surrounding the window, and then the trim surrounding the glass with an angled brush.
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