What is the best type of paint for trim? I am touching up paint.

I don’t know what Type the original paint is. Also, any Suggestions on how to make painting window panes easier would be appreciated.

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  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 18, 2018
    I like a semi to a gloss paint for trim..easier to clean. For the windows there are paint pads that are a about an inch wide....some times at big box diy stores they will be packaged as a “trim kit” and have a few extra pads.

  • Imjhale Imjhale on Feb 18, 2018
    And use painters tape along trim and also to make your own "inside corners" to keep paint out, burnish edges well. Angled brush, don't overload

  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 18, 2018
    go to or call a dedicated paint store...SW..is one and ask about the existing paint, and what to prime it with.

  • Kim Kim on Feb 18, 2018
    I agree with DFM, semi gloss is great for trim.
    Use sand paper and a deglosser to prep trim for paint.
    Once you have taped, primed, and painted your windows and find that a little paint has bled onto your glass, a razor blade will clean it up.
    Take your time and use an exacto knife to cut paint at edge of wood and glass. This will keep you from peeling paint off of the wood. Then use the razor blade (a widget tool is nice) to scrape the paint off of glass.

  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 26, 2018
    latex has the easier clean up, oil based requires a solvent to to clean a brush/ roller- and special precautions for clean up. i haven't used enamel my mom has and what i remember is a not so nice smell.

  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 26, 2018
    latex...just for the ease of clean up. the other require solvents and special handling for disposal of the solvents.

  • Karla Karla on Feb 26, 2018
    I use semi-gloss latex

  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 26, 2018
    Latex....it’s just a touch more invirometally friendly.....soap and water clean up...no solvents to be disposed of.

  • Susan krom Susan krom on Feb 26, 2018

  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 26, 2018
    Latex..no special solvents needed. Just soap and water. Now let’s see if this reply will stick.