This post is sponsored by Purdy. All opinions are my own.
Earlier this week, I shared the reveal of my new trim around my front door, and my freshly painted sidelights. I am still very much in love with this makeover! While the finished product is beautiful, taking the necessary steps to properly prep your surfaces for paint and using the right tools is the best way to the get the most out of your projects.
After adding all of the trim, I needed to caulk and paint to ensure a flawless transition between all of the pieces I had added, and all of the existing pieces.
To prepare the existing trim for paint, I had to scrape off the old paint that had started to lift and chip. To do this, I used my Purdy 10-1 Tool. This tool is great for a multitude of prep and post project duties such as scraping, opening paint cans, and even cleaning your brush once your project is done. It’s definitely a handy tool to have around.
Once I scraped the damaged paint, I sanded using a palm sanding block, and then primed all of the trim using my Purdy Nylox paint brush. For primer I used two coats, ensuring all of the trim was fully coated.
After the primer was dry, I painted my door and sidelights in HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black. This paint was purchased at Lowes.
For my sidelights, I applied two coats using the Purdy Nylox paint brush. This brush was perfect for the smaller more intricate areas. These brushes offered excellent paint pickup and an even release throughout application. This made this process so easy.
For the most crisp application, I opted to add painters tape in areas that I wanted to ensure had no bleed over. This is purely optional, as the Nylox brush cut in nicely and gave me sharp lines. I just opted for this additional step.
To paint my front door, since it had been previously painted, no primer was necessary. I simply wiped it down and used two coats of Tricorn Black using the Purdy Jumbo Roller and in the more detailed areas and nooks, I used the Purdy Nylox paint brush. In the end, the application was flawless!
After the sidelights and front door were done, I painted my trim in white using the Jumbo Roller in the larger areas and down the side, and in the tighter areas, I used my Nylox brush. Both tools provide a smooth and even finish with no brush strokes.
While I love the finished project, understanding that the prep work and tools in between is what gets me to the place that I love. I’ve been a longtime user of Purdy products and stand by their proven durability. You can find out where to buy Purdy products in your area here.
Let’s take a look back at where we started:
I am so happy with how my project turned out and so glad that took the time to execute my project the right way!
This project was completed in about two hours, with some dry time overnight. Can’t wait to continue my Spring porch updates.
Thanks for stopping by! Until next time.
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