How to Repair Chipped Baseboard Paint

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What You'll Need
Wood putty or filler
Putty knife
Cotton rag

It is relatively easy to repair chipped baseboard paint as long as the right materials and techniques are utilized in the process. You need to quickly repair chipped paint, as it is not only unsightly to the eye, but can lead to further damage to the surrounding area.

Step 1 – Patch the Chip

Fill the chipped portion of the baseboard with wood putty using a putty knife. A sufficient amount of putty should be forced into the chipped area. You may also use your fingers to fill the chip with putty, especially on small or tight corners, and let it dry overnight. Wipe off the excess putty on the surrounding areas with a rag before the putty dries.

Step 2 – Sand the Area and Apply Primer

Use fine grit sandpaper to smooth off the patched area and remove any irregularities and blemishes on the surface. Use a paintbrush to apply primer on the patched area. Let the primer dry and examine the area. You may need to sand it further if there are ridges or rough spots on the patched area. Apply at least 2 coats of primer before applying paint.

Step 3 – Apply Paint

Use a clean paintbrush to apply paint on the primed surface. Apply 2 to 3 coats of paint, depending on the depth of color you wish to achieve. It would be best to use water based putty and paint to efficiently repair interior baseboard paint.