Monday, December 31, 2012

How to Paint Damaged Baseboards

Fig.1 Kilz® 
white primer
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Kilz® white primer
Frazee ® White Paint
Paint brush 1 inch
Masking tape, 3 inches 

Mrs. Hew called me because she was having a huge family party. Mrs. Hew noticed that she had damages from her dogs and she wanted her baseboards painted and some minor wall damage repaired.

This post shows how damaged baseboards can be repaired and repainted.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the baseboards were painted with Kilz® latex primer.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the customer's to paint the damaged baseboards. 
Fig.2 Frazee ® White Paint
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the damaged baseboards.
Fig.3 Damaged baseboards
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the baseboards are dirty.
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the baseboards have been washed with soapy water and wiped dry.
Fig.4 Dirty baseboards
Fig.5 Wipe baseboards
Step 6: Fig.6 shows all the baseboards have masking tape on the floor. The tape protects the floor and give a nice painted line at the floor level. 
Step 7: Fig.7 shows the painting brush applying paint on the top of the baseboards.
Fig.6 Paint baseboards
Fig.7 Pain top of baseboards
Step 8: Fig.8 shows the baseboards have been painted with semi-gloss paint.
Step 9: Fig.9 shows the job is finished and the baseboards are ready to be inspected.
Fig.8 Semi-gloss paint
Fig.9 Finished
Step 10: Fig.10 shows the finished front foyer baseboards area. 
Fig.10 Finished baseboards
Fig.11 Drying
Step 11: Fig.11 shows the garage area is all cleaned up.
Step 12: Fig.12 shows the area has been vacuumed for painting debris. Now Mrs Hew is already for her party and she can plan for other activities.
Fig.12 Vacuuming

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