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Talfuchre 11-11-2012 01:44 PM

How to paint baseboards with Fresia carpet...
I need to touch up and painnt some base boards - I have fesia (longer) carpet. How can I paint them without getting paint all over my carpet?

Any help would be great.


ta2maki 11-11-2012 01:50 PM

Plastic sheeting and masking tape?

Talfuchre 11-11-2012 01:56 PM

How To Paint Baseboards Next to Carpet The Packing Tape Trick | Apartment Therapy

How to Paint Baseboards Next to Carpeting |

Anybody tried any of these?

ta2maki 11-11-2012 02:12 PM

You stated you had longer carpet. If its springy, the tape by itself may not keep the carpet away so you can paint. By taping a 1ft plastic sheeting along the edge, you can pull the carpet away from the base board.

MaD 11-11-2012 07:03 PM

The "packing tape trick" is the way to go. I always did this using wide painters tape and a large taping knife. Lay the tape as shown in the link then use the taping knife to slide it under the bottom of the baseboard. Then if it's not wide enough you can tape another layer out onto the carpet.

If you have any scrap aluminum around that works well to. Something like drip edge or cuts off of a roll can be slid under in the same fashion.

Talfuchre 11-11-2012 08:12 PM

Mad - like 3M Blue tape - or that brown stuff?


The Flounder 11-11-2012 08:37 PM

The clear packing tape that is kind of thick will work best for this. The brown stuff is to easy to tear and the blue will stick to the baseboard too much.

Brother Jerry 11-12-2012 11:08 AM

Very carefully and with a small brush :)

MaD 11-12-2012 03:10 PM


Originally Posted by Talfuchre (Post 2531226)
Mad - like 3M Blue tape - or that brown stuff?


Always used normal blue painters tape. I suppose packing tape might work as is being advertised but I can't imagine it being less sticky than painters tape. Never done it that way.

Grendel 11-12-2012 03:26 PM

Used a piece of sheet metal and held under the baseboard painted above sheet metal pulled out then reinserted as a went along. Wiped it off occasionally. No masking needed

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