Hello my dear friends, so I decided to share with you new powerful content. That content would be just like DIY, but on my blog would be called “How to“. I hope so that would be a great chance for you to learn very easy and cheap tips and tricks. On how you can transform your place to look adorable. I want to share one of the thousand tips and tricks, for today it would be so great title. How to paint baseboards to look fiery and excellent, I know this would be so sharable content.
What do you need to know about paint baseboards?
Painting your baseboards is one of the best cosmetic improvements you can make in a room. It only takes a day or two. Painted baseboards will help the space sparkle like nothing else. With the help of this simple trick, you can increase and expand your space at the same time.
You can choose from several different gloss levels for either latex or oil-based paints, but a slightly glossy finish is generally recommended for baseboards since it is more resistant to scuffing and is more washable than a flat finish paint.
Remove Baseboards or Leave in Place?
There is a possibility that you can remove or base your baseboards. In most cases, people choose to install metal moldings that are extremely popular in the Scandinavian countries. Apart from being easy to fit and aesthetically pleasing.
When you have an apartment in a new building, and after a certain period. You decide to change these floor baseboards. This is easy to do with the help of hammers and screwdrivers. And replace plastic moldings with metal and thin ones that do not stand out, and add more free space. With moldings like this you can really get in the space. And you can finally place some dresser by the end of the wall. Indeed, those 2 to 5 cm are very important in life.
Minor damage to the paint finish will occur during installation, but this is expected. With most of the painting already done! You’ll only need to do a small amount of touch-up after installing the baseboards.
What do you need to prepare for this easy trick
The baseboard paint will rip upward, taking with it wall paint and possibly drywall paper or plaster. If you do choose to remove old baseboards. Scoring along the seams with a utility knife can reduce damage as you pry the baseboards free.
Required tools and materials
- Eye protection and gloves;
- Putty knife;
- 1- or 2-inch sash brush;
- Trisodium phosphate (TSP);
- Painter’s tape;
- Masking film (as needed);
- Wood putty;
- Fine-grit sandpaper or sanding sponge;
- Semi-gloss or high-gloss latex paint.
Instructions on what to do if you decide to paint your baseboards. It’s an easy job, it doesn’t take much time, you can finish everything in about half an hour. You need tape and nylon to protect the parquet/laminate. Take a hammer and a flat-tipped screwdriver and start removing the moldings. He then inserts new ones. Or better yet, paint it white and get rid of the extra cleaning.By myself
After applying the paint, add a protective layer that will protect your baseboard from damage.
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