How to Paint Baseboards around Carpet
Paint Brush
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Plastic Spackle Knife
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Metal Spackle Knife
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220 Grit Sand Paper
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Tear off several small (about 8-12”) pieces of 1.5” painter’s tape.Tear off several small (about 8-12”) pieces of 1.5” painter’s tape.
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Align the tape with about 1/4”-1/2” of tape folded up along the edge of the baseboard.Align the tape with about 1/4”-1/2” of tape folded up along the edge of the baseboard.
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With a plastic spackle knife, push excess edge down slightly underneath the baseboard.With a plastic spackle knife, push excess edge down slightly underneath the baseboard.
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Tape edge will be between baseboard and carpet.Tape edge will be between baseboard and carpet.
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Tape the entire section of your baseboards this way.Tape the entire section of your baseboards this way.
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Load brush with primer and push it along the top edge of the baseboard, working in small sections.Load brush with primer and push it along the top edge of the baseboard, working in small sections.
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Continue painting with primer all the way down to the taped edge.Continue painting with primer all the way down to the taped edge.
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Apply another coat of primer and two coats of Benjamin Moore Advance for look shown.Apply another coat of primer and two coats of Benjamin Moore Advance for look shown.
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Before your last coat has completely dried (dry to the touch though!)...Before your last coat has completely dried (dry to the touch though!)...
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...push tape away from baseboards and down towards carpet to break the seal formed by the paint....push tape away from baseboards and down towards carpet to break the seal formed by the paint.
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Tip: use a utility knife to gently score the paint (or a spackle knife) if needed.Tip: use a utility knife to gently score the paint (or a spackle knife) if needed.
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Pull away the piece of tape. Lightly sand the very bottom edge of trim (220 grit) if needed.Pull away the piece of tape. Lightly sand the very bottom edge of trim (220 grit) if needed.
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All done!All done!
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Finished look.Finished look.
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