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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 9/21/2018

The trim is one of the trickiest parts of a home to be properly painted or stained. There’s many steps that must be taken for the trim to be painted well including:


  • Nailheads must be set below the surface of the wood
  • Holes need to be filled and sanded
  • Damaged wood must be repaired and replaced
  • Old paint and varnish must be removed


The work that needs to be completed on both the walls and the trim should be done before you begin painting and staining. There’s no rule as to when you should paint the trim -before or after the walls are painted- the only thing that matters is that the prep work should be done before the painting step begins.


Safety Measures


When you’re stripping the surface, wear protective glasses along with a dust mask. The chemicals that you’re using can contain toxic fumes. The room needs to be ventilated properly as well. Wear gloves to keep the chemicals off of your hands. You’ll also protect your hands from splinters.


As an additional precaution, when you’re painting, you’ll want to test for lead. Many homes may have lead paint in them, especially those that were built prior to 1978. You can remove lead paint yourself if you take the right precautionary steps, but in some cases, you may need a professional to do the job.


Get The Trim Ready For Painting


Once the trim has been scraped down, you’ll want to wash the surface of the trim with a mild household cleaner. Then, rinse it with water or a water and vinegar mixture and let the trim dry. Scrape any remaining loose paint from the trim. 


Sand The Trim


Use a small flat sander to sand the walls or woodwork. For more contoured surfaces, try to use a flexible sanding block. These flexible sanders work great for more curved surfaces.   

 


Have A Strategy


If you’re a less experienced painter, it will be easier if you paint the trim first. This will make it much smoother to prepare the details and paint all of the details. Once you paint the trim, mask it off with painters tape. This will prevent any splattering from occurring while you’re painting of the walls. 


Tips For Painting The Trim


Once you complete all of the prep work for painting the trim, use a primer. Next, topcoat the trim using some kind of a latex or enamel. Remember that glossy surfaces accentuate the woodwork in a home, making it stand out from the walls. Moldings, doors and windows require a higher sheen than a wall since there’s more contact on these surfaces.


Painting trim can be challenging, but when you do it safely and in the right order, your painting job will go much more smoothly.




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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 9/20/2018


93 NORTH STREET, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$579,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Truly the one you've been looking for!! Solid, well cared for home with INCREDIBLE sun/screen room and GORGEOUS gunite pool! Your guests will be delighted when you host a back yard party in your private fenced yard featuring new pavers and composit deck. All UPDATED SYSTEMS make this home a great choice. Other OUTSTANDING features include OVERSIZED master with sitting area and walk in closets. Hardwood floors, cedar closets, two sheds, newer siding and newer roof are just a few more of this home's highlights. Upstairs den can easily act as a 4th bedroom or office. This lovely sun lit home is ready for you to move right in. Close proximity to schools and major routes.
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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 9/20/2018


93 NORTH STREET, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$579,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Truly the one you've been looking for!! Solid, well cared for home with INCREDIBLE sun/screen room and GORGEOUS gunite pool! Your guests will be delighted when you host a back yard party in your private fenced yard featuring new pavers and composit deck. All UPDATED SYSTEMS make this home a great choice. Other OUTSTANDING features include OVERSIZED master with sitting area and walk in closets. Hardwood floors, cedar closets, two sheds, newer siding and newer roof are just a few more of this home's highlights. Upstairs den can easily act as a 4th bedroom or office. This lovely sun lit home is ready for you to move right in. Close proximity to schools and major routes.
Open House
Saturday
September 22 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 93 NORTH STREET, North Reading, MA 01864    Get Directions

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Categories: Open House  


Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 9/20/2018


93 NORTH STREET, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$579,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Truly the one you've been looking for!! Solid, well cared for home with INCREDIBLE sun/screen room and GORGEOUS gunite pool! Your guests will be delighted when you host a back yard party in your private fenced yard featuring new pavers and composit deck. All UPDATED SYSTEMS make this home a great choice. Other OUTSTANDING features include OVERSIZED master with sitting area and walk in closets. Hardwood floors, cedar closets, two sheds, newer siding and newer roof are just a few more of this home's highlights. Upstairs den can easily act as a 4th bedroom or office. This lovely sun lit home is ready for you to move right in. Close proximity to schools and major routes.
Open House
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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 9/18/2018

This Single-Family in North Reading, MA recently sold for $716,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Maureen Giuliano - Classified Realty Group.


2 HARVEST LANE, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$699,900
Price
$716,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
In real estate this home is called a "SHINY PENNY". This Wills built meticulously maintained EXPANDED RANCH sits PROUDLY and ELEGANTLY on one of the PRETTIEST LOTS in town! FEATURES include: Oversized Master bedroom with ensuite bath, 2+ car BARN with storage in addition to 2 car garage attached, lower level ready for potential expansion, WELL WATER, newer DECK & updated heating system. Let your design ideas inspire you and make this your forever home!

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