Monday, April 8, 2013

How to Repair Baseboard Damaged by a Vacuum Cleaner

By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
BEHR® Premium Plus Ultra Ultra Pure White
Blue painting tape
Paint brush 2-inch
Paint tray  

Mrs. Toledo lives in San Bernardino, California. She called because she had seen my blog and she e-mailed me a small list of repairs. This job is one item on her repair list. She had hire a local housekeeper with a vacuum cleaner with a worn rubber edge. Every time she touched the baseboard with her vacuum, it left a mark. Below is the quick fix for the problem.

This post shows the three steps to repairing vacuum cleaner damage baseboards.

Step 1: Find the damaged baseboard and apply painter's tape to the wall above the baseboard and in the carpet area. Apply the paint tape deep into the carpet to get to the bottom of the baseboards. Fig.1 shows the damaged baseboard that has vacuum wear marks on each corner.
Fig.1 Tape walls 
around baseboards
Step 2: First purchase a good quality enamel paint. This job used BEHR® Premium Plus Ultra Ultra Pure White paint was used for the baseboard. A 2-inch paintbrush was used to apply the paint to the damage areas. Fig.2 shows the the painting of the baseboard and fig.3 shows the first coat has been applied.
Fig.2 First primer coat
Fig.3 primer coat
Step 3: Fig.4 shows the second coat of paint was applied to the baseboard. Fig.5 shows the final job the paint tape has been removed and the damages has been repaired.
Fig.4 Second primer coat
Fig.5 Job Finished

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1 comment:

  1. I am going to try this technique at my house! I had no idea I had to not hit the baseboards with the vacuum! Thanks so much for the tips.