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Old 04-15-2011, 11:04 PM   #16
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How Best to Paint Baseboards in Carpeted Rooms?


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Last time I painted baseboards, I had 3 large cases of manila folders. Instead of wasting tape, or spending money on edgers, I opened the folders one by one and wedged them under the base boards. Once I was done I took them out and folded them up. I still have my cheapo baseboard/carpet protectors.
Yes! I'm surprised nobody responded to your comment. I just tried that out with a folder I had lying around and I think it's going to work great!! I registered just to say thank you, although this forum seems very useful. I will probably be back.

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Old 04-16-2011, 06:00 AM   #17
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I use either plastic shoved with a plastic putty knife under the baseboard if there is room or the slats from old venetian blinds.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:12 AM   #18
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As much vinyl siding scraps as we have laying around, I'd be inclined to take a piece, trim the "curled" top off and shove the lower section under the baseboards.... nice and stiff, easy to move around.... paint, remove, wipe off or not.... who cares?

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aluminum flashing ...cheap and works really well.....
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:22 PM   #20
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A steady hand and some patience works best.
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A steady hand and some patience works best.
Your telling me you never had a single dot of paint on carpet
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Your telling me you never had a single dot of paint on carpet
Why would he want to paint the carpet? Paint is more a wall kind of thing...

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Old 04-17-2011, 06:44 AM   #23
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Your telling me you never had a single dot of paint on carpet
Well, of course,thats why I am no longer in the business and am killing myself driving a truck

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