How do I get a smooth finish on baseboards? Sand Trim Between Coats for an Ultra-Smooth Finish
For a smooth finish, sand the trim before applying each coat of paint. Sand the trim with a fine-grit sanding sponge. Sponges get into crevices where sandpaper can’t go and apply even pressure.
How do you paint without leaving brush strokes?
- Don’t press too hard on the brush.
- Wet your brush with water before painting.
- Paint in the details and then smooth over.
- Going back over semi dry paint will cause ripples.
- You want to apply a thin coat, but don’t “stretch” the paint on the brush.
- Always paint in one direction.
How do you paint baseboards without brush marks?
- Plan to apply multiple coats.
- Sand in between.
- Consider a flat or matte, or semi-gloss sheen to help conceal and brush marks.
- Do not apply water-based paint on top of oil-based paint.
How do you paint trim without leaving lines?
- Dust and vacuum the room, using a treated dust cloth and vacuum cleaner.
- Place a tarp under your work area.
- Sand the trim lightly, using 120-grit sandpaper.
- Add a latex paint conditioner to your latex enamel paint according to the manufacturer’s directions.