What to Expect with Interior Trim

Whether you notice it or not interior trim gives each room in your home a unique feel. You can have simple or elaborate trim features, but that doesn’t mean you cannot paint or stain them to make the most of their existence. A beautiful looking room is not complete without carefully chosen trim. Before you make the choice to paint or stain your trim, consider the benefits of each.

The Benefits of Painting Trim

When you choose paint, you can make your trim virtually any color you want. You can mix and match colors to get the perfect shade and tone. This is a huge advantage! Beyond color, paint is a long-lasting product that will serve you and the feel of your room for years to come. Here are some other benefits of paint:    

  • Use fewer coats
  • Enjoy more color options
  • Experience a uniform covering
  • Choose between more sheens or finishes
  • Be able to paint over existing paint coats
  • And more!

Keep in mind that while paint is a fantastic option, it can limit you in terms of enhancing natural materials you may use for trim. For example, a natural wood-based trim may be better enhanced with stain. Paint will cover the material and hide the natural knots and features that make it beautiful. If that’s not a concern, paint is a great option.

 

The Benefits of Staining Trim

Want to stain your interior trim? Stain is a great option to bring out the natural characteristics of the material you’re using. Whether you use standard wood or natural wood, you can utilize stain to highlight the natural features of the wood. Grain, knots, and coloring all get highlighted when you use stain. Here are some of the other benefits of stain:

  • Less expensive than paint
  • Adds texture and tone
  • Quick to apply
  • Enhances wood and concrete surfaces
  • Resistant to chipping, cracking, or fading

While stains is a great product, its strength is also its weakness. Stain is a “clear” coating that enhances the material it covers. For some, this is exactly what they want; however, if you’re looking to paint over something and make it a specific color, stain may not be the right choice. Nonetheless, stain is a fantastic product to use for interior trim projects.  

At the end of the day, your paint or stain choice is up to you. Depending on your style or design desires and needs, you get to choose which product works best for you. That’s why Renu Painting is here to help you decide on the stain or paint, and then provide you application services. You don’t have to deal with the hassle of staining or painting your interior trim. Call us today to get a free estimate on your project.