We hadn’t planned to paint our trim. We were going to leave it. So, before the carpet came I went through every room and thoroughly cleaned the trim with Murphy’s Oil soap.
Every room that is except the entryway. Is the entryway even a room? Anyway, tile was going in there so I didn’t bother cleaning yet.
Fast forward a few weeks and we’re painting trim, see pervious post here.
When I started to paint the trim in the entryway I got a little drip on the closet door so I swiped it with my brush. And low and behold, the paint on my brush wasn’t white anymore. Ewwwww.
The nicotine residue and grime turned the paint on my brush from white to tan. Yuck!
The paint on the trim in the picture on the top is supposed to be the same color as the door! Double yuck!
So, the moral of the story is……make sure you wash down all of your trim before you start painting it, otherwise, more work.