By Noreen Doll.
We love this super easy no-mess way to paint baseboards.
Before when we’ve painted, we used a paint edger, which needs to be wiped free of paint after each use.
This left us with tons of paint smeared paper towels or rags, and we usually managed to get some paint where we didn’t want it anyway.
This time we applied packing tape along the edge of the carpet, leaving a half inch or so on the baseboard.
Then we used a scraper to push that extra half inch under the baseboard, and pressed the tape down against the carpet.
Once the whole edge was taped, it was a cinch to paint the baseboard – with absolutely no mess!
After the final coat of paint was applied, we let it dry for a few hours and then gently removed the packing tape.
The newly painted baseboard looked perfect.
For more great painting tips, see Cheap Amateur Painting Tips.