How to Paint Styrofoam Molding And Trim In A Mobile Home

Mobile homes are usually trimmed in a basic, cheap molding that is made out of styrofoam and then laminated with a thin sheet of plastic. Painting the molding and trim can give your home a fresh and modern look. Plus, it is much cheaper to paint the trim than replace it! Follow my tips to make this job easy.

Things You'll Need

  • Kilz

  • Semi-gloss paint

  • Painters tape

  • 2 paintbrushes

  • Stepladder

Step 1

First, you will need to tape off surrounding walls and cabinets to prevent getting paint on these surfaces. Use a sturdy stepladder to reach molding around the ceiling.

Step 2

Next, you will need to prime the moldings and trim with Kilz. Apply a thin coat and allow to dry for 30 minutes. Apply a second coat and allow to dry for 1 hour.

Step 3

Use the semi-gloss paint and apply a thin coat. Allow to dry for 30 minutes. Apply a second coat. Allow to dry for 1 hour.

Step 4

Carefully peel the painters tape away from the trim.

Tip

White trim and moldings look great against a painted wall!