How to Cut In
& Paint Trim Like a Pro

Painting a room can make your house feel like new, but getting clean lines next to trim and painting trim itself requires precision and the right tools. Fear not! With the right technique and quality brushes, you can master these tasks like a pro. Follow these steps for flawless results:

How to Cut In & Paint Trim

Step 1: Gather Your Tools

Before you begin, gather your tools. For painting on trim, you'll need a Zibra Trim Paintbrush, painter's tape, a paint tray, and your fabulous new paint color. For cutting in next to trim, we recommend using a Zibra Cut In Painbrush or Triangle Paintbrush, along with painter's tape if desired.

Step 2: Prepare the Room

Clear the area around the trim and protect the floor with a drop cloth. Ensure the trim is clean and free of dust or debris for optimal adhesion. If using painter's tape, apply it along the edge of the trim, pressing down firmly to create a tight seal.

Step 3: Load Your Brushes

For painting on trim, load your Zibra Trim Paintbrush with paint, ensuring the bristles are evenly coated. For cutting in next to trim, dip your Cut In Paintbrush or Triangle Paintbrush into the paint tray, avoiding overloading to maintain control.

Step 4: Paint on Trim

With your Zibra Trim Paintbrush, carefully paint along the trim using smooth, steady strokes. The precision and control of the brush allow for neat application, ensuring even coverage and a professional finish.

Step 5: Cut In Next to Trim

Using your Cut In Paintbrush or Triangle Paintbrush, begin cutting in next to the trim. Hold the brush at a slight angle for precision, working carefully to create clean lines. Feather out the edges to blend seamlessly with the surrounding surface.

Step 6: Remove Painter's Tape (If Used)

If painter's tape was applied, carefully remove it while the paint is still wet to reveal crisp, clean lines. Pull the tape away at a 45-degree angle to prevent peeling or tearing.

Step 7: Touch Up as Needed

Inspect the area for any imperfections or missed spots. Use a small brush to touch up any areas that require additional attention, ensuring a flawless finish from trim to wall.

Step 8: Clean Your Brushes

After painting, clean your brushes with soap, water, and the Zibra Paintbrush Cleaning Tool to remove any paint residue. Proper maintenance ensures your brushes remain in top condition for future projects.

Congratulations! You've mastered the art of painting trim and cutting in next to it like a pro. Don’t forget to share your projects with us on social media, using @zibrapainting and inspire others on their painting journey! Want more tips and tricks? Sign up for our mailing list. Happy painting!

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