We have been doing all of our own painting, staining and varnishing for the last
15 years. In the photo shown here, we installed primed casing first, filled the
nail holes with putty and then 2 coats of semi-gloss latex were sprayed on the casing
leaving a perfectly smooth surface. The nail holes nearly disappear along with any
signs of a crack or open joint at the miter. All of our finishes are sprayed on
using airless or air assist spray equipment.