Best Rental Property Trim Paint

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Tips on paint finishes

What kind of paint finishes did you do?

I’ve been seeing a lot of people giving a tip that you should paint the trim, the ceiling, the walls, all with the same exact paint. Personally, I wouldn't do that. The reason why is, trim should be semi-gloss. And the reason for that, and I always encourage the property owners that I represent to paint semi-gloss because once it's painted, it's going to be a little more expensive to go ahead and paint it. You'll have to cut it in at the top and the bottom. It takes a lot more labor than just rolling out a wall. But that said, when the tenant moves out, if you don't have semi-gloss or gloss on there, it's just going to be an absolute mess and there's no cleaning it. If you should send a housekeeper in to clean your rental unit, it's just not going to be completely clean. Good luck!!!


Joe White

Joe White is a Philadelphia Property Manager and Real Estate Broker. He is the owner of Grow Property Management and has been involved in the management, sales and purchases of Philadelphia area rental investment properties since 2008. He is an author and works as a real estate investment consultant and construction manager.

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