Spray Paint for Base Molding?


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Old 05-25-07, 10:29 AM
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Question Spray Paint for Base Molding?

I am wondering if they have spray paint for baseboards?

After I lay down the laminate this weekend, I'll be putting down molding. I was thinking about taping it off and using a semi-gloss spray paint. It will probably go on smoother and be a little easier than brushing.

Do they have a special spray paint for base boards that will resist wear? Or would it be better to just brush it on?

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Old 05-25-07, 11:54 AM
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Stick with the brush!!!

First off the paint in a rattle can is very thin and not alot of it. It would take multiple coats just to cover the baseboard. Then there is all the overspray to contend with - and it can travel a long way

Using a brush will be quicker and you can apply a heavier film of paint = last longer.
 
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Old 05-25-07, 12:41 PM
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Should I paint the molding before installing it? Then, touch up the joints...

Or, should I wait until it's installed and then paint everything?
 
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Old 05-25-07, 01:08 PM
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I'd prime them, sand and apply 1 coat of enamel, install them, caulk and putty and apply the final coat.
 
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Definitely cut the pieces to dry-fit first, then paint prior to installing - then touch up - it saves alot of angst when having clean up paint drips, etc....

On already installed moulding - I always use my wallpaper flat edge smoother next to the base moulding, between the floor and the moulding, to catch any drips and paint spots - you can even use a piece of heavier paper... just make sure it sits lower than the bottom edge of the moulding... Good luck!
 
 

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