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I'm new to dollhouses and have just started on my first one (Arthur). Quick question before I begin painting - any good tips for painting all those tiny pieces of trim? Hold them with tweezers? Paint part of it, let it dry, paint the rest? Thought I'd tap into the expert advice before making my own mess!

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I am still trying to figure this out...LOL

The only tip I have is if you spray paint the pieces, place them on a piece of double looped masking tape so the spray doesn't blow them around.

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I hate painting trim with a passion!

This doesn't work for the trim that comes with a Greenleaf house, but when I'm making own trim out of basswood or casing strips, I like to paint the big piece and then cut into smaller pieces after it's painted. It feels like less of a chore to paint one big piece than lots of small pieces.

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You can place them on painters tape laid sticky side up to hold them while you paint them.  I also clean those Styrofoam meat containers, like for chicken, place the little pieces in that and paint them.  

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I rarely use the decorative "gingerbread" trim that comes with many of the kits, especially the trim on the Arthur if I ever build another.  The one I built for my middle DIL for her niece came off when her nephew decided to lift the house by its roof trim and said DIL got to learn how to make her own dollhouse repairs.

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