Painting the Baseboards | Benjamin Moore

Painting the Baseboards | Benjamin Moore


Let’s face it getting down on the floor
to paint baseboards and moldings doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? But there are
some steps that you can take that’ll make this job easier. Wipe the baseboard with a
damp cloth to remove dust and dirt. Now if you have a good, steady hand you may choose
to cut in the baseboard and trim. If you are not experienced, then put painter’s tape
on the wall just above the baseboard to help avoid getting paint on the wall. Now painter’s tape comes in a variety of
sizes, and you may wanna use a wider tape if you are concerned about paint on the wall.
Also place painter’s tape around the doorway and top edge of the door. Now if you’ve
already prepared the floor for painting with a drop cloth and tape, then both your wall
and floor should be protected while you paint the baseboards. The size of the brush needed
will be determined by the size and type of trim. Usually a 2 or 2 ½ angle-sash brush
will do a great job. If choosing a latex paint, select a good quality
nylon or polynylon brush. If you’re using _________ paint use a natural bristle brush
like this one. The best place to start painting is in the corner, and then work your way around
the room. Carefully paint in a nice straight line; make sure your paint strokes follow
the length of the baseboard rather than going up and down. Now once you’ve completed the
painting and the paint is set to touch, you should remove the painter’s tape. We recommend using a sheen that is higher
in gloss than what’s on the walls, as this will showcase your molding, separating your
walls from the trim. However, this is a personal choice.

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