To prepare baseboards for paint, we used 1 1/2” low tack painters tape above the half round molding, and blue painters tape w/ 12” cover paper to protect the floor.
Making sure to leave the 1 inch wall space between the baseboards exposed.
The walls are painted with Ralph Lauren Suede Silver City. This paint evokes hand brushed rich elegance. The baseboards are already primed . . Yeah!….one less step… Are we ready to rock-n-roll honey??
I chose to paint the baseboards to match all of the existing woodwork in the room. seen below is the first coat . . .
Wait hold on! . . . . . .Pump the brakes . . . we removed the tape to reveal this . . . YIKES! . . . . Robert(my husband) “ GRUMBLE GRUMBLE” As you can see below the paint ran underneath the tape.
Okay Laurie, time to dig deep and devise a plan. Honey, I think we should re-tape and a use water base glaze between the tape and the paint to create a barrier. Robert . . . . “GRUMBLE GRUMBLE”
Stay tuned for more baseboard blunders! LOL
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