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Painting 101

Entertaining Kitchen: Wall and Trim Paint

A lackluster kitchen is transformed into Party Central.

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  • Time

    Several Weekends

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Prep the Room

The room is prepped for painting. Nail holes in the window trim are spackled, sanded smooth and touched up with white primer.

Step 2: Apply the Painter's Tape

Painter's tape is carefully applied around moldings, cabinetry and windows.

apply painters tape

Step 3: Apply the Paint

Berkshire Beige paint is used as a color for both the walls and the trim. Our experts cut in with brushes first before rolling two coats of paint on the walls.

apply the paint

Step 4: Add Shine

When the paint is dry, clear low-luster varnish is painted over the trim for a subtle shine. For a smooth finish, the varnish is brushed on with long, even strokes.