Tape Off the Carpet

Many professional painters will carefully slip their painting masking tape under the baseboards when painting them so as to not get paint on the carpet or other floor covering. This is a good way to be able to trim baseboards excellently and at an efficient speed, but the actual masking is time-consuming and sometimes doesn’t create a seep-proof seal between the baseboard and the carpet or other floor covering.

Another method would be to press the masking tape against the very bottom of the baseboard, covering about 1/4 in. of the bottom edge. Make sure to press down hard on the carpet while you apply the tape. That way, the tape will hold the carpet down while you paint, and the tape won’t slip up higher on the baseboard. After the painting is complete and fully dry you remove the masking tape. The carpet will rise up and cover the unpainted edge of the baseboard.

Make sure to use a high-quality tape for this job because it will consistently adhere to the baseboard better. Increase the area of the tape over the carpet by adding another row to the masking tape that is adhered to the baseboard. This will help avoid mistakes.  After you’ve done that spread a drop cloth over the tape. You should be good to go now and your end result will be that of a professional!

For more advise like this… stop by Handyman Hardware in St. Cloud. We have the expertise to help and we make it our business to take the time to assist you!


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