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How To Protect Your Cornice Trim

Cornice trim is one of the easiest ways you can transform your home! And just like your furniture, cornice trim requires regular attention and care. Though the trim is likely to outlive the furniture within the room! So how can you protect your cornice trim for generations to come? Check out these easy tips.

Avoid Cleaning With Chemicals

Cornices are made of plaster, which on its own is quite durable. However, commercial cleaning products can destroy the paint on the plaster. If your cornice trim is particularly dusty, warm water and a microfibre towel is enough. A soft brush like a long bristled paint brush, or a soft brush on the end of vacuum hose, are ideal for weekly cornice cleaning. This approach also prevents the paint from chipping off.

Restore Cracked Areas

Some homes have ceilings and walls that are built with different materials, eventually leading to cracks between the walls and the cornice. Not to worry! A professional can easily restore the area, or you can try to do it yourself. You only need to scrape off loose or damaged plaster, patch it, sand it, and re-paint it.

Restore Your Cornice Periodically

Plaster cornices can get weathered as time goes by. Poor maintenance habits can also lead to product build-up and make your cornices look less attractive than they actually are. Restore your cornices back to glory with proper strip-and-repaint sessions made periodically. This is helpful especially if you have decorative cornice which requires more attention and specialized methods.

Choose The Right Kind Of Paint

When restoring your cornice trim, it’s important to choose the right type of paint. For example, glossy or metallic paints are not recommended because they highlight imperfections on the surface. Opt for the low-sheen types instead.

Cornice trim makes for a smooth and aesthetic transition between the ceiling and the wall, and also serves as a source of elegance and style. To preserve the aesthetic style of your home, it’s important to take care of them and protect them from damage! Looking for more expert tips? Contact our team at 905.856.9100 or today!


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