What is the best way to paint my living room skirting board?

How do I paint the skirting board in my living room effectively, efficiently and in a way that doesn’t make a mess, say on the floor? I’ve a carpet floor so I’m worried about paint dripping on to it and want to make sure I avoid this!

Asked by Simon on 6th May 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Hi good masking is the answer. You will need a 2” masking tape which must be removed before paint is completely dry .
Norman Styles"
Answered on 3rd Jun 2022 - Member since May 2021 - report
"Just buy protection plastic for carpet is rolling out and is very good"
Answered on 10th Aug 2022 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"Masking tape around the top all round room masking tape floor all round give it a quick sand to key to paint and lash it on"
Answered on 13th Oct 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Lay some plastic sheeting down and use masking tape where ever possible."
Answered on 6th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
"You can either make sure you tape plastic cover or, just pull the carpet and refit it once job done."
Answered on 27th Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"Firstly, lightly sand down all skirting that`s going to be painted, and clean and vacuum all areas. Stick down white masking tape as close as possible to the skirting`s making sure you do not add too much paint at the base of the skirting because it may run down behind the masking tape onto the carpet. Same will apply if you have wooden flooring, making sure to add a very small amount of caulking to the base of skirting. Once painted, score using a Stanley knife and carefully remove. This will add a clear finish edge."
Answered on 6th May 2022 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
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