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HOW TO PAINT BASEBOARDS AFTER YOU INSTALL CARPET

Hello friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  It started with some nasty storms here, but Sunday was absolutely perfect.  I opened all of the windows and enjoyed the fresh air.

how to paint baseboards after you install carpet

This will be a quick little post.  In my last post, I shared my hair-raising carpet installation experience.  I mentioned that the carpet I selected had a terribly scratchy backing.  This backing WRECKED my freshly painted baseboards.

So today, I’m sharing how I repainted them without losing my mind 🙂

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TOOLS I USED

tips for painting baseboards with carpet

HERE’S THE SECRET…

Use regular masking tape.  It’s stickier!  And make sure you push it straight down at the edge of the carpet.  You almost want the tape to go under the baseboards.  The best part about this is that you can push the carpet towards he baseboard if you didn’t get the tape close enough.  Or depending on your carpet, you may want to get the carpet as far away from the wood as possible.  My carpet pile is really short, so I could get the paint right where I wanted.

Because I was just touching up the paint, I could literally go back and put on a second (and third) coat soon after the first.

You might be wondering why there is a big trowel in the photo?  Well, I tried using that as a second barrier between the paint and carpet, but the small area where I tried using it, I actually got paint on my carpet!  I’ve heard of this tip working for others.  But maybe because my new carpet is so short already, and I am already a super careful painter, it didn’t help me in this instance.

I know I’m probably boring you with these carpet related posts.  Have no fear, we’ll be back to pretty things in the next post!  Make sure you sign up below to see how my living room makeover turns out 🙂

XO, Jen