Successfully paint crown molding with these tips


If you’re fortunate enough to have crown molding already in your home aesthetic, you may be thinking of ways to spruce up your decor by painting the crown molding to give a more dramatic look. But is it possible? Can you paint crown molding?

Absolutely, and here are the steps to take!

Paint crown molding with these easy steps

The first step is making the decision on which color you want and if you would like the color to be a matte or gloss finish. Most interior painters will tell you to go with gloss as gloss adds a bit more shine and flare.

While most people go with an off-white or pure white color for their crown molding, you don’t have to follow this trend.

If you’re using decor that’s neutral or already white, you might want to add an accent to your room and use the crown molding to do so. This is a bold move but one that will draw attention to your rooms beautiful aesthetic.

The second step is to now choose your paintbrush. Crown molding should be completed using an angled sash varnish brush or you can use an enamel brush. Both of these brush styles allow you or your interior painter to hold more paint and give your molding fewer strokes so there’s less of a chance for streaks.

Step three is to prepare the space. With any interior paint job, you’ll want to cover or remove all furniture from the space, so you do not have drips damage any of your precious belongings.

Afterward, look through your crown molding to see if there are any holes or dents. If so, you’ll want to use filler and fix these. Then, sand any of those holes so your crown molding will be flush because any part that’s not flush will show through after you paint.

Paint your primer to the crown molding. If your crown molding was created with wood, use a high-quality wood primer.

And, finally, it’s time for you or your team of interior painters to paint!