By painting your exterior trim with different colors than your siding, you can create a dramatic, yet attractive and complementary look. Whatever colors you use, you should paint trim with a higher sheen than the siding. Generally, you should use eggshell or satin paint for siding, and semi-gloss or gloss for windows, trim and doors. With that in mind, and by following the steps in this tutorial, you’ll beautify your house and increase its value at the same time. Be sure that you exercise care on your ladder and follow the safety precautions on the ladder.