Pre-Painted Trim: Wood and Baseboard for Interior Decor

January 8, 2024

By: The Finished Space

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Is the thought of painting your own baseboard trim overwhelming? If so, we might have the perfect solution for you! At Metrie, we offer pre-painted trim, a simple yet transformative feature to help homeowners and designers streamline the installation process while enhancing the aesthetic appeal of any room.

That’s why we decided to create this comprehensive guide that discusses everything you need to know about pre-painted trim, including what it is, its benefits, and how to install it. But first, let’s dive into what makes pre-painted trim such a valuable addition to interior décor.

What is Pre-Painted Trim?

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Pre-painted trim and baseboards are exactly what they sound like: trim that has been professionally painted and finished before it reaches your hands. This innovative product eliminates the need for post-installation painting to save you time and effort during the installation process.

Pre-painted baseboards, trim, and moulding are ideal for both renovation projects and new constructions because they ensure a consistent, high-quality finish that’s difficult to replicate with on-site painting.

Incorporating pre-painted wood trim into your interior design not only streamlines the finishing process, it also opens up a world of design possibilities. With pre-painted trim boards, you can achieve a polished look much quicker to allow more time to focus on other aspects of your project.

The Benefits of Pre-Painted Trim and Moulding

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There are many reasons why you should consider switching to pre-painted interior trim and moulding. Here are just a few of the key benefits that make them a must-have for any design project:


By choosing pre-painted trim, you can significantly reduce project timelines and save time, money, and effort. There’s no need to wait for painting and drying, which will make your renovation or build move much faster than if you used traditional trim and moulding.

Consistent Quality

Factory-applied paint coats ensure a smooth, even finish that is often hard to achieve with manual painting. This consistency is key for a professional-looking outcome and can contribute to making your home or design look that much better.


Pre-painted trim boards receive specialized treatment processes that make them more resistant to chips, dents, and fading. This means your trim will look better for longer. Plus, with modern materials, pre-painted trim and moulding from Metrie have a much longer life expectancy than traditional trim and moulding.


While the initial cost may be higher for pre-painted baseboard trim, the savings in labor and paint supplies can actually make pre-painted trim a more affordable choice in the long run.


With pre-painted wood trim and baseboard options, there’s less risk of paint spillage and waste. Plus, at Metrie, we use paints that are better for indoor air quality and the environment.

How to Install Pre-Painted Baseboard Trim

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Installing pre-painted baseboard trim is a straightforward process that can significantly impact the look of your interior design. Here’s a step-by-step guide to installing pre-painted baseboards in your home:

Step One: Order New Baseboards and Gather Your Supplies

Begin by selecting your pre-painted baseboard trim from a reputable supplier like Metrie. Ensure that you have all necessary tools, including a measuring tape, saw, nail gun, caulk, and any other materials recommended by the manufacturer.

Step Two: Remove the Old Baseboards

Carefully remove existing baseboards using a pry bar and hammer. Take care not to damage the walls, as this will make installing new trim a bit more challenging.

Step Three: Measure and Cut Your New Baseboards

Once you have the old baseboards removed, it’s time to measure the lengths needed for each wall segment. Transfer these measurements to your new baseboards and cut them making sure that you get clean, straight cuts for the best fit.

Step Four: Keep Everything Super Clean

Before installing the new trim, clean the wall and floor area thoroughly. This step ensures that no dirt or debris gets trapped behind your new baseboards in order to maintain a clean, professional finish that will help prevent warping and potential damage to your new baseboards.

Step Five: Attach the New Baseboards to the Wall

Use a nail gun to attach each section of baseboard to the wall securely. Ensure that the trim is straight and level before nailing it in place.

Step Six: Finishing Touches!

Once all the baseboards are installed, apply caulk to any gaps between the trim and the wall to achieve a seamless look. If necessary, touch up any areas where the paint has been nicked or scratched during the installation process.

Get Pre-Painted Wood Trim and Baseboards from Metrie

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Choosing the right pre-painted trim can elevate your interior design from good to gorgeous. Fortunately, Metrie offers a wide selection of high-quality pre-painted trim and moulding products created to complement any design aesthetic. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to upgrade your space or a designer seeking the perfect finishing touch for your project, we’ve got you covered!

Contact us today to learn more about our wide selection of pre-painted trim and moulding products.