Quick Tip #34: How to Protect Carpet When Painting Baseboards

Quick Tip #34: How to Protect Carpet When Painting Baseboards

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Katie Steuernagle
Apr 27, 2011

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Run PACKING TAPE along the edge of the carpet and let it lap up onto the baseboard about 1/4 inch. With a butter knife or a flat head screwdriver, push the top edge of the tape under the baseboard. Now you're ready to paint!

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