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  1. Painting
    I am scrubbing the baseboards in the bedroom in preparation to repainting them and then the rest of the room. I have noticed that in a number of places just above the baseboards, the paint is peeling. The room was painted about 10 years ago (by me) with latex paint and the baseboards were new...
  2. Electrical
    I have a fairly large room, a loft in a barn that will serve as a classroom, that I am installing electrical baseboard heaters in. I am installing four 2000 watt baseboard heaters: two will be off of one 240V 30A circuit; and two off the other similar circuit. I would like to install a...
  3. Carpentry
    I’m a newbie who’s thinking about replacing the baseboards and quarter-round in my condo. Can I ask for advice on two points? First: Wood baseboards or polyurethane? I’ve heard good things about poly, but don’t know much. Second: What tool to use for nailing? I’m not confident that I’d get...
  4. Building & Construction
    I just bought my first house. It is 10 years old and in Canada where we have hot summers and freezing winters. The house has a concrete basement and wood framing. Before I purchased the house I got a home inspection and the inspector said everything was good. I moved in a couple of weeks ago and...
  5. Remodeling
    Hello I'm renting a home and one of the baseboards in the basement closet has a little bit of black surface mold, I'm currently running a dehumidifier to keep things dry. It gets worse whenever it rains so I'm certain that the water is coming from the outer walls. My question is after I replace...
  6. Flooring
    I am in the beginning stages of remodeling one of my bedrooms. I am installing new baseboards and carpet but need to know which would come first. I would think that you would install the baseboards first but don't to create more work for myself. Your opinions are much appreciated.
  7. Building & Construction
    I have a house and I am in the process of finishing the basement. I just put down Allure Resilient flooring. It looks great but I am curious as to what must be done to hide the edges that but up to the walls. The previous owners applied Thoroseal to the walls to waterproof them. I would like to...
  8. Drywall & Plaster
    Has anyone seen or does anyone know where to get them? I am doing planning on replacing my baseboards with clear plastic ones (diffused first of course) and running LED lighting underneath.
  9. Flooring
    HI Just getting to the end of a big reno of my living/dining room. Because there is a wood stove in the room, I have tiled from the entry to the woodstove and surrounding area. There will be laminate placed on either side of the tile. There are two walls that will need baseboard that have both...
  10. Flooring
    Hi! I am putting down a floating floor in the livingroom (which will need an expansion gap) Any one have some suggestions for the baseboards...I want to put a colonial style baseboard but not sure if I should then add a quarter-round after that...?? What is in these days? Do people put both...
  11. Painting
    Have just had new oak floors in living area. The old hemlock colonial style baseboard was stained a dreadful pickled color (circa early 1990's). I am way, way, way over budget so I must reuse old baseboard. Struggling to get the stain and finish off, I have tried chemical removers and sanding...
  12. Interior Decorating
    The baseboards on the staircase in my house are all mahogany and have been finished (a very long time ago) in clear lacquer. However, where the staircase baseboard joins the second floor baseboard, they are painted white which continues throughout the second floor. It's a pretty ugly transition...
  13. HVAC
    I recently refurbished a house about a year ago. I had cleaned the fined-tube elements of my basboards due the amount of grunge on them (they're easily in the 40 years-old range). I used a light solution of Dirtex which did a remarkable job, considering. Last year when running the heat...
  14. Painting
    I painted my town home 7 years ago when I wasn't at all "painting savvy" and throughout my house there is dried paint on baseboards, window frames, etc. I'm now going to repaint the "proper" way, most likely hiring a professional. How do get all the dried up paint off the baseboards w/out...
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