exterior painting in Highland Park
Friday, March 11, 2011
Exterior Painting in Highland Park Trim
Putting the finishing touches on the trim is the most satisfying part of exterior painting in Highland Park. This draws the entire house together.
The parts that I consider trim are fascia boards, gutters, vertical and horizontal pieces of wood forming bands, corner boards and door frames. Soffits can also be included if this is the look you like. Most of the time soffits are painted at the same time and the same color as the body.
Types of materials Highland Park most often used for exterior trim are wood, Masonite and exterior grade MDF. Even vinyl and steel can be used as a decorative cover over other materials. All are paintable with the proper preparation and primer.
Exterior painting methods while applying the finish paint to exterior trim include brushing, rolling or spraying. Typically brushing is used but rolling can speed thing up a bit. Spraying exterior trim is done only rarely; example is painting a large Victorian with extensive amounts of wood trim.
Posted on 03/11 at 08:45 AM