Painting Skirt Boards

You have decided that you want to repaint your living room and you realize that in order for everything to look good you have to repaint the skirt board as well. You become apprehensive about uk skirting board because it is at the base of the wall and in order to paint it you are going to have to get down on the floor and work. This obviously will put strain on your body not to mention that skirting boards are a challenge to paint. No one looks forward to painting any room much less a decoration of the room. It doesn’t have to be such a hassle.

The first thing that you should do in order to paint any surface especially your skirting board is make sure that it is clean. You need to make sure that you remove all debris from the skirting board as well as cleaning the moldings if your skirting board has those. Even if you don’t plan to paint the decorative moldings cleaning them ensures that debris cannot accidently mix with the paint. If you notice any minor imperfections this is the time to take care of them so you can ensure a smooth painting experience.

The next thing that you should worry about is protecting the area around you from stray paint. Anyone who has painted before knows that there is always going to be a little bit of a mess. It is important to protect your floors and the surrounding area. This can be as simple as laying down plastic sheets or old linens. If you have carpet consider using something heavier such as a large piece of cardboard to prevent the lint from the carpet interfering with the paint job.

Now it is time to gather all the supplies needed. This is where you get to pull out your fashionable pair of safety glasses as well as masks and tape. Painter’s tape will be your best friend when trying to paint your skirt board. You can apply the tape alongside the molding to keep paint from spreading into those areas. The tape will stay there until the paint around it is just about dry. This is also where you want to ensure that you have all your supplies because the worst thing that could happen is that you start your paint job, realize you forgot something, and make a mistake. Always be prepared

The last step is to take your time and have fun.