How do I paint baseboards without getting paint on walls and floors?

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  • Tape them off with painters tape.

  • BOB.D. BOB.D. on Nov 17, 2018

    se painters tape at the top and bottom of base board

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 17, 2018

    Painters' tape.

  • Pamela Pamela on Nov 17, 2018

    I would lay a drop cloth ( I use vinyl shower curtains from the dollar store ) Then put painters tape along the top edge of the baseboards.

    my husband is a neater painted than I am , he holds a piece of cardboard along the top edge of the baseboard and wall and just moved it along as he paints. And he just told me you can paint your baseboards , I never knew this !!! I want to look into this , has anyone done this and did it last ok ? That way they could blend right in .

  • Flower lady  Faye e.   Ky Flower lady Faye e. Ky on Nov 17, 2018

    There is a special..masking tape for painting baseboards to apply over top.of baseboard it is blue go to home improvement store. It will be in paint department

    Also can apply to floor or carpet for the bottom of baseboard to keep it off floor and carpet.. good luck. Flower lady

    . Faye e. Ky

  • Gisele Gagne Rooke Gisele Gagne Rooke on Nov 17, 2018

    use painter tape and get a plastic drop sheet....tape it to the bottom of baseboard

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Nov 17, 2018

    Tape along floor and wall. Some people use most anything to block areas, but you will have to wipe down the blocker as you move it. Strips of paper, newspaper, old magazine pages taped into place can work. Keep wet rag handy to remove any oops before they dry.

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