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.
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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.
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Tape edge will be between baseboard and carpet.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Finished look.
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