Trim and Proper: Things to Know Before Getting Your Trim Painted

Posted by Polar Shades on Aug 22, 2018 9:17:33 AM

Take These Factors into Consideration Before Getting Your Trim PaintedGiving your exterior trim a fresh coat of paint is an excellent way to give your home a quick facelift. Although some homeowners may try to tackle this themselves, it is best to hire a team of professionals. They have the experience to get the job done quickly, safely and efficiently.

What to Know Before Having Your Trim Painted

What Is Considered Trim?

From the material edging your windows to the fascia and soffits around the roof, all those bits and pieces are trim. Some homes may have carvings, gable boards, shutters, and other features as part of the trim too.

Pricing Your Project

The most significant factor in determining the cost of your trim work is the size of your home, and then the number of decorative features that will require painting. Some areas have a higher labor cost than others, and this could drive the price up as well. For a typical 1,800-square-foot home, the average price falls in the ballpark of $3,000 to $4,000.

Getting the Job Done Right

A reputable professional will be happy to provide you with a consultation and price estimate at no cost or obligation to you, so be sure to get quotes from several companies before making your final decision. Be sure to ask about licensing and insurance, and make sure you have a written contract that lays out the exact terms of the project. Most trim jobs take 2-4 days, so make sure your contract also has a timeframe listed.

Pre-Project Prep

Before work begins, move decorations away from the side of the home and trim any plants that may get in the way. Take down removable lights or other temporary fixtures. Prepare yourself for the possibility of wood deterioration, and make sure the company you choose will be able to solve these problems to avoid delays.

Beautiful Inside and Out

A fresh coat of paint on the trim provides a beautiful frame for your home's exterior. For more design and décor ideas, tips and tricks, give these articles a read:

 

Topics: Home Tips, Home Improvement

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