repainting scuffed up areas of baseboards


Old 03-24-20, 06:05 PM
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repainting scuffed up areas of baseboards


The baseboards in my home are scuffed up or marked from wear and tear in some sections. I have some colour-matched paint that matches the colour of the baseboards. I don't want to repaint the whole baseboard, just touch up the areas that are scuffed up. Can I just use a small paint brush and touch up where there are marks on the baseboards or areas with scuff marks? Or should the whole baseboard be repainted all around? Also, do I have to do any sanding beforehand? Thanks
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Old 03-24-20, 06:10 PM
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Good ol' MDF.

It would benefit from some filler (if any chips of the mdf are gone.) Then primer (I would mask everything off with paper and hit it with a spray can of Kilz original). Once that's completely dry, a light sanding with 220 grit. Then 2 coats of paint. You might notice a slight difference in sheen if the lighting conditions are just right but not a biggie. White is the easiest color to touch up. Be sure you stir that old paint well.

It kind of looks to me like it's primed MDF that was never painted in the first place.
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Old 03-25-20, 03:40 AM
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You can get away with touching up baseboard more so than any other trim work. I agree filling in chips and repainting the entire piece is best but it's worth a try to see if touch up will be acceptable.
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