Array ( [0] => WP_Term Object ( [term_id] => 10819 [name] => Interior Maintenance [slug] => interior-maintenance [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 10819 [taxonomy] => topic [description] => [parent] => 10816 [count] => 7 [filter] => raw [term_order] => 0 ) )

Home Maintenance Topics

Interior Maintenance

Wood Trim

To preserve appearance
Once a year
  • Examine all baseboards, chair rails, crown molding, door frames, and window frames. Changing humidity levels can cause wood to shrink, crack, and warp.
  • Look for dust accumulation, cracks, corner separations, or warping.
    • Wipe off dust with a damp sponge. For stained trim, treat with a good quality furniture polish.
    • For cracks or corner separations, fill in gaps with a matching wood putty.
    • Treat with furniture polish for stained wood or repaint with a matching color for painted wood.
    • Warped trim boards can be resecured with finish nails. Set the finished nail heads slightly into the wood with a nail set tool, then cover nail heads with matching wood putty for stained wood or touch-up paint for painted wood.