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How to get paint to stick to edges

Posted by Adrian
September 21st, 2012

How to get paint to adhere to edges of woodwork

An odd title maybe but this is a great tip to get paint to stick to the edges of wood such as fascia boards and skirting boards.

You may of noticed when you paint square edged trim such as skirting boards or exterior fascia boards that the paint doesn’t cover so well on the edges, this is simply because there isn’t much of a surface for the paint to adhere too.

So how do I get paint to stay on the edges of woodwork?

Simply you need to make the area larger for the paint to stick too, this is simply done by using sandpaper and rounding the edges off so giving a gentle curve, you will find the paint adheres much better to a curve than a sharp square point.

Fascia boards

This tip is especially important for exterior fascia boards, have you notice how your fascia boards always start to peel at the bottom edge? This is because the paint film is thinnest here and over time the weather gets in and the damp starts to lift the paint off and even worse your fascia starts to rot.

Graphic showing wood with and without rounded edge

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One Response to “How to get paint to stick to edges”

  1. Bruce Says:

    Excellent tip there, wish my old clients would take this advise when I gave it to them.. What about on coming though, now there’s a massive problem there, I told a customer of our re our Artlinedecor Coving to either spray it or rather than try to spread the coating out to much leave as is but not to thicker coating.. What do you think?

    Date posted : September 21st, 2012 at 1:13 pm

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