How to Paint Trim

Our step by step instructions will highlight the best way for you to paint the trim in your prepped room.

Product Tip: Try BEHR PREMIUM® Cabinet & Trim Enamel for your paint project.

For Best Results:

Remember to take your time and go slow when painting smaller, more detailed areas.

Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • BEHR® Paint 

  • Paint Brush (50-65mm / 2"-2½")

  • Step 1

    Grab your tools.

  • Step 2

    Make sure that the area where the wall and the trim meet has been taped off. Be sure to check out How to Apply and Remove Painter's Tape if you need more details.

  • Step 3

    Dip your brush into the paint and tap both sides of the brush on the inside of the can gently to remove the excess paint.   

  • Step 4

    Slowly apply paint using long continuous brush strokes and move along the length of the trim.

  • Step 5

    While the paint is still wet, peel off the tape.

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