Trimboard paints, made with a certain kind of formulation that makes them suitable for trim, have a distinctive feature. Do you know what it is?

It’s gloss. With a glossy texture, these paints are characterized by a very tight molecular structure that allows them the liberty to hold stag-resistant and non-yellowing properties and be able to brave the elements.

These are available in a variety of types ranging across gloss intensity, texture, and style.


Here is a list of some of the different types of trim paints:


1. Oil-based/Alkyd

Oil BasedAlkyd For Trim

Often described as the classic trim paint, oil-based trim paint offers glass-like finishing and ensures the presence of zero brush marks. As it is very thick, it does a very good job of filling up holes. It does tend to take a while to dry up, so you must be patient while using it.

Please note: If you opt for this paint, you must use a paintbrush comprising natural bristles.


2. Enamel or Acrylic Latex

Acrylic latex paint is a dry and durable decorative water-based finish that is perhaps one of the most popular trim paints due to its easy clean-up process. Owing to its resistant make, it can be washed with soap and water and is easy to maintain over the long run.

Please note: When you use water-based enamel or acrylic latex paint, it does tend to leave brush marks on the trim.


3. Semi-Gloss

Semi Gloss Color For Trims

When you are extremely confused about what kind of paint to use on trim, you should opt for semi-gloss. Semi-gloss paint proves to be effective in making your trim resistant to the ever-changing weather conditions and ensures that it suffers from minimal damage over the years.

Please note: Choosing semi-gloss paint is especially a good idea if you would like a smooth and reflective finish.


4. High-Gloss

High Gloss Color For Trims

No other trim paint offers the kind of reflectivity that high gloss paint does. Apart from offering seventy percent glossiness, it is long-lasting and very easy to clean. If you have been looking for exterior paint for PVC trim, you could opt for this.

Please note: Applying this paint can take some effort. Since it has the potential to highlight the blemishes in the wall, you must be exercise discretion while applying it on trim.


Best Trimboard Color

When it comes to solid colors, white proves to be the most popular option for painting trims. Whether you wish to go for a modern design scheme or a rustic look for your trim, white paint turns out to be the best trim color option. If you plan to change the color of your siding or walls, white-colored trims would still compliment them.

PVC Trim VS Wood Trim ECHON


Cost to Paint Trim

The cost to paint trim varies from area to area. Several factors, including the types of trim, come into play while determining the amount of money it will take to paint the trim.

$1 to $4 per linear foot is the average cost to paint interior trim.

To paint exterior trim, you have to spend a similar amount ($500 to $2,000). To get the interior door and trim painted, you need to spend $40 – $125 per side.

At $75 – $200 per side, the cost to paint the exterior door and trim would be a little higher.



While there is a dearth of options to pick from, it is recommended that you take a narrower look at one or two considering the weather conditions in your area, your budget, and the kind of maintenance facilities you have at your disposal.



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