Painting Where Floor is Stuck to Saddle

Old 12-30-09, 04:40 AM
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Painting Where Floor is Stuck to Saddle

Hello. I recently had my floors refinished by a "professional" flooring company. They had to sand and stain the floors twice because the stain didn't go down evenly the first time. The workman didn't replace the blue tape when he stained the second time which caused the stain to seep thru the tape and connect the saddle of the base molding to my floors by the polyurethane finish. Now I want to fix that. The problem is that the saddle and the floor are now one piece so when I paint (even after lightly sanding the saddle to remove some of the stain) the paint just drips down to the floor even though I have blue tape down. I'm afraid if I remove the saddle to replace it that I'm going to strip the polyurethane off the floor. Any ideas on the best way to remedy this? Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated!
Old 12-30-09, 05:30 AM
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I'm not sure I understand what you mean by saddle
could you supply a pic?

If you mean the base board or shoe moulding, it can be repainted. I'd suggest using a good brush [maybe a 2" sash/angle brush] and a clean rag to remove any errant paint that might get on the floor. No shame in getting paint were it doesn't belong - the shame is in leaving it there

To remove the shoe mould you would need to take a utility knife and cut the paint/poly bond to the floor. You may also need to cut the top edge also. IMO it is better to leave it in place to fix it.

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