How to Refurbish or Update your Wall Trim Molding

Wall trim molding is a beautiful feature in any home, but it can become worn and damaged over the years. Here are some wall trim molding ideas to help bring your home back to its best!

Clean Away the Old to Get Ready for the New! 

You’ll be amazed at what a good clean can do for your wall trim. If you have wooden trim, simply soften old paint along the edges of the trim using alcohol, and use a putty knife wrapped in a rag to scrub away at the trim. This will also remove any old grease, grime and dust.

If you have shellac, alcohol can damage the surface, so rather use a gentle cleaning liquid recommended for shellac.

Replace What’s Beyond Repair 

While some little knocks and scratches can be easily sanded out by hand using sandpaper, some parts of your trim might be beyond repair – but that doesn’t mean it should all come down! Some companies, like Kuehn Bevel, specialize in making trim to order, and can create a custom product that will fit seamlessly into place. It’s also a great way to add trim into a room that hasn’t been finished and keep a great look going through your home.

Pick your Color

Modern interior decorating is about creating your own personal style in your home, but there are some things to keep in mind that may help you get the result you’re looking for. Using your natural wood’s color is perfectly acceptable, and it doesn’t need to be painted. If you do want to paint it, white and off-white colors will look striking with any décor. Neutral tones are also a good choice, especially if you are going for a strong contrast. If you want something more adventurous, it’s best to then choose a more subdued wall paint color to ensure the contrast is properly appreciated.

Pick your Finish 

Trim can catch the dust, so it’s important that it’s easy to clean, which is why we recommend a semi-gloss interior paint that is washable and durable.

Custom Wall Trim Molding that Brings your Home to Life 

Nothing adds as much character and charm to your home as wall trim molding – and it doesn’t have to break the bank either! At Kuehn Bevel, we have extensive experience in manufacturing and designing wall trim, and with our technology and design process, we can offer a huge range of custom combinations and product styles, letting you have full control over how the finished product will look. We also offer custom designed laminate backsplashes for kitchens and bathrooms.

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