Updating your home by changing the trim and doorway style is an inexpensive way to make a dramatic change to the interior of your home. The replacing of trim and baseboards is quick and easy. The steps you take to complete the new look for your home has been made easier by the use of a nail gun and pre-primed boards for trim. Everything you need to finish this task will be discussed here.
The example used here is a farmhouse. Trim for the doorways is wider than normal. Make sure you look at different styles and widths that will suit your home. You no longer need a hammer or nails that leave large holes behind for you to fill. This style makes it unnecessary to cut complicated angles, making it a lot easier to do.
Line the trim up with the inner doorway and nail into place.
Take the wood filler and use it to fill in the nail holes as shown above. When the holes are this small I use my finger and the premixed container of wood filler. Go around and fill in all the nail holes. Let it dry for 24 hrs and sand off. ( Use a fine grade sand paper.) Dab each spot with the trim paint and you are finished. If you had to use the Caulking, you will need to paint those places along the trim to finish off the new look.
Now all the trim and base boards are replaced and painted. The first photo shows you how the finished trim looks. I live in a farmhouse so I wanted a basic trim with the detail at the top of the door ways.
The reason it was easy to install and finish is because there were no complicated angles around the doorways. All the trim butts up against the other. The inner and outer corners of the baseboards are a basic angle cut. The use of a mitre box makes the angle cuts easier to do. The only thing left to do is to paint the inside of all the doorways to match the trim. ( Use a small paint roller and a round brush to paint the rest of the doorways.)
The doorway trim and baseboards only cost $400, and there were enough boards to cover 1,000 square feet and four completed doorways. Trim paint costs $40. The paint used is recommended for trim and cupboards and is more durable in high traffic areas.
From my house to yours: be proud of the work you do on your home. The final touches make it sweet and your home is truly your own.
© 2017 Terrie Lynn