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How to paint your skirting board - part 1

How to paint your skirting board - part 1

Lowes has everything to tackle every home maintenance task. With a Lowes Money Saving Coupon from We Are Coupons looking after your home costs less. If you have a skirting board in your home, you will probably want to paint it a nice color. You can do this without a professional painter if you follow a few easy steps. First, you will need to prepare the area for painting. Next, you will need to remove any old tape or decorator's tape. Finally, you will need to apply a lighter color over the darker one.



There are a few simple steps you can take to prepare for painting your skirting board. These steps can help you avoid costly mistakes and save time.


Before you start painting, you must make sure the area is clean. Dust can build up in corners and crevices, so use a vacuum to clear these areas. A damp sponge or cloth can also help remove dust.


Next, you will need to sand the board down. This step helps get rid of any dirt, paint residue, or old paint. You can use a fine grade sandpaper for wood, but a coarse grit paper can be used on rougher boards.


Once the skirting board is sanded, fill any dents or holes with wood filler. The filling knife or flat paint scraper can be used to fill in gaps.


Depending on the type of paint you use, you may need to apply a top coat. Oil-based wood primer is best for longevity and adhesion. It can take one to two hours for the first coat to dry.


Painting a lighter color over a darker one

If you've been on the fence about painting your skirting board, you're in luck. There are plenty of benefits to painting your trim. One of them is that it makes your room look bigger. Another is that it lets you highlight certain pieces of furniture or accents. But if you're going to put in the effort, you'll want to be confident you're doing it right.


Luckily, you don't have to worry about your paint job getting ruined or worse, dripping all over your floor. Using a good quality primer will keep you out of trouble. After applying your primer, be sure to leave it alone for at least a couple hours before you try to apply your coat of paint. This will ensure your primer has the time to do its job, and you can focus on the task at hand without worrying about getting a paint job done in a hurry.

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