Painting a room, even a small room, with lots of trim can be daunting. I took on my mud room recently and tackled this problem with the best painters tape for a room with lots of trim. Read on to see what I recommend and how easy it is to give a small mud room a facelift with a fresh coat of paint.
This is my mud room. A heavily used room off our garage with doors leading to the bathroom, laundry room and then opening into the kitchen. It also has a built in bench and hooks as well as a school command center. There is a lot going on in this room!
This mudroom was originally painted with flat paint, and in a heavily used room it was not holding up. Dirty hands, coats and backpacks rubbing against the walls and the splatter of rain and snow all wreaked havoc on these walls.
I knew I wanted to paint the wall a bright white in a satin finish, that was the easy part. The hard part was taping off all the trim and finding the best painters tape for the job. Squeezing a brush in between 2 door frames or along the edge of the shelf is not an easy task, paint is bound to get on the trim. I needed a tape that wouldn’t allow paint to leak through and onto the wood.
I ultimately opted for FrogTape® brand painter’s tape. This tape is treated with a patented PaintBlock® Technology that reacts with latex paint and forms a barrier that seals the edge of the tape. Meaning I won’t have to worry about paint leaking onto the trim.
I set to work taping the trim using FrogTape® Multi-Surface tape for my wood trim. FrogTape® also has a Delicate Surface painters tape that works well on fresh paint, wallpaper and primed drywall.
Once the room was cleared out, taped and the floor was covered I gave it two coats of paint. Using a bright white versus the off white that was previously in the room really brightens up the whole space. A fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference.
After the second coat of paint, while it was still wet, I pulled off the painters tape. The moment of truth!
I was so happy with the sharp paint lines, no bleeding onto the dark trim.
With a bright white paint and dark trim any leaks or bleeding would be glaringly obvious. I chose FrogTape® brand painters tape to avoid these leaks and I’m so happy I did. The barrier created when using FrogTape® with PaintBlock® makes this the best painters tape for a room with lots of trim.
After everything was dry I filled the mud room up with our essentials and added new daylight bulbs. The space is bright and airy and I know the paint will hold up really well to all the use and abuse this room receives. The trim is clean and the dark wood was left untouched by the paint.
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