Paint the Walls after Crown Moulding Installation

Paint the Walls after Crown Moulding

A fresh coat of new paint can do incredible wonders, changing your surroundings tremendously or bringing life back into the spaces where you live and work. After drywall taping, you need to paint your walls but an installation of crown moulding or baseboards makes this project a little more complicated. The luxurious look that the trim should create can be ruined by uneven lines on the wall or paint marks on the moulding. However, a nice clean, sharp line can enhance the look of the room and highlight the moulding. Have a peak there how to paint walls after drywall taping and crown moulding installation.

Get ready

Any rough spots along the bottom edge of the moulding should be sanded. Any holes, dents or nicks should be filled with wood putty. Wait until the putty gets dried, then sand it lightly to make the surface smooth. Remove dirt and grime off the wall and the moulding with a damp rag. Carefully remove any dust along the underside and bottom edge of the moulding to adhere the painter’s tape. The moulding and drywall should be completely dry before taping and painting.


The tape should be applied to the bottom underside of the moulding so that the edge is flush and even with the wall. While applying the tape, make sure the outer edge sticks out past the moulding. Use a putty knife to press the tape firmly against the moulding; do not leave loose edges near the wall. Fold the outer edge up against the moulding and smooth it with your fingers.

Paint the Walls after Crown Moulding

Wall painting

If you only recently have done crown moulding installation and painting and have left some paint, then with a small artist’s brush apply a thin line of this paint along the edge of the tape in joint place with the wall. If there is no used paint, cut in or paint the edges around the moulding with a high-quality paintbrush. To get the cleanest line to choose a trim or sash brush with natural bristles. After the bead of paint gets dried, paint the wall as usual. While painting, check if the tape is still secure without any bumps or bubbles that would allow paint to seep under the seal. Paint the rest of the wall, as usual, using the brush to cut in the edges and a roller to cover the rest of the wall.


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