Should baseboard be painted before installing?

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  • Nicki Petruzzella Kerns Nicki Petruzzella Kerns on Mar 11, 2018
    I didn't think so but found out it should be. Am in the middle of replacing the baseboards in my entry hall so am going through this myself.
  • Margolynluvsu Margolynluvsu on Mar 11, 2018
    Yup its easier.
  • Cindy Cindy on Mar 11, 2018
    Yes, paint the baseboards before installing. But, keep the paint nearby when you're done. After installing the baseboards, you may want to fill, and paint over finishing nails. Best of luck to you.
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Mar 11, 2018
    It is much easier if you do. Then you only have to touch up with the paint.
  • Eil22229440 Eil22229440 on Mar 11, 2018
    Sure would bee the easier thing to do.
  • Janice Janice on Mar 11, 2018
    Yes, definitely if you have the option. Then you'd only have to touch up after filling and touching up where the finishing nails have been seated.
  • PJ Kelley PJ Kelley on Mar 12, 2018
    For me, it's a whole lot easier to paint baseboard before installing. If you scratch it up at all during the install, just touchup a little. It beats putting something in back of it to protect the walls and something under it to protect the floor.
  • Becca Becca on Mar 12, 2018
    It's easier this way. Any touch ups after you nail it in place is all you would need.
  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Mar 13, 2018
    sure makes it easier!!
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