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Installing baseboard

April 20, 2010 at 8:38 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Things you’ll need
•Coping Saws
•Measuring Tapes
•Wood Putty
•Finish Nails
•Miter Saws
•Hammers
Step 1
Take measurements to get the linear footage needed to span the distance to be trimmed out. Add 10 percent to this figure for waste and mistakes.
Step 2
Select the style and finish you want for your new baseboard. There are a variety of shapes and sizes to choose from.
Step 3
Pick a style that suits your decor and personal taste. The finish that you put on should be purchased and applied before you start any cutting and fitting.
Step 4
Try to buy your trim in lengths that will need as few splices as possible. In some cases, splices are unavoidable, but the fewer there are the better the finished job will look. (Very long walls may have to be spliced – 14 to 16 feet is about the longest you will find in most trim pieces, and these longer pieces are more susceptible to warping and damage.)
Step 5
Stain or paint to your satisfaction. Allow it to dry thoroughly.
Step 6
Remember that with some baseboard you get the most finished look by applying “shoe molding” against the floor. Shoe molding is flexible quarter-round trim that can be bent enough to fit the contours of the floor.


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