In between working on the screened porch, we have also been doing more work in the laundry room and phase 2 is getting done. I’m about to get my laundry room sink and countertop installed in there and that is pretty exciting.
First things first, the room needed painting and I’ll be sharing more about that soon. I went in and taped off the baseboards using my fave green tape, FrogTape with Paint Block. It helped in not getting paint on the freshly painted floors.
I went around the entire perimeter of the room, taping it off and getting the baseboards ready to paint.
Even with a steady hand, it’s hard not to get paint on the floor when it’s that close.
Adding these baseboards has really finished off this space so much.
So, now it’s ready to paint the final coat on the walls and trim boards.
Corner where the toilet will go.
I’m doing a decorative stencil in here too, above the washer and dryer. FrogTape is great for holding stencils in place too.
Do you tape walls and floor when you are painting? I don’t always tape around the ceiling line, but on baseboards, it does help so much to tape it off and not have to worry so much about splashing paint anywhere. I’m a pretty good cutter-in, but can use the extra help at times.
How about you?
Note: This post is sponsored by FrogTape with Paint Block technology. It’s my favorite tape to use and I’m a FrogTape Blog ambassador, getting compensation to share my experiences using their tape. All opinions are my own.
Charisse Andrews says
I use tape as well, although I used to have a pretty steady hand. I also use primed molding, but even then, after I have cut all my pieces, I paint the final coat the moldings, usually with a foam roller, before I install. Then, I install all molding after I paint the walls. It makes it sooo much easier and eliminates all the tedious taping at floor level. Easypeasy! If you have a miter saw you might want to think about 45 degree cuts where pieces butt up. I love the stencil idea….add some fancy to doing laundry.