Painting Baseboards and Walls
A baseboard caulking technique I used worked really well. I was pretty excited, so I thought I would share. Nice clean lines, which previously looked bad. You may already have your method that works just fine, but for white molding/baseboards, I think I like this method of painting a room:
1. Prime all baseboards, molding and wall. Use Titan 32 oz. Paint Easy Latex Paint Conditioner to eliminate brush strokes. You maybe just have to tape the floor below the baseboard. You can even remove shoe mold if applicable which allows for no taping in this step. Prime baseboards and molding enough that you’ll just need one coat of white “finish” paint. (Skip this step if you are satisfied with the way your molding and baseboards look).
2. Tape top of baseboard and around molding only if necessary (I don’t think it’s necessary if you’re using an edge trimmer). You should only have to tape once and you’ll want to remove it while the wall paint color is still wet.
3. Paint wall with roller in large sections. Use a little edge trimmer [ (http://amzn.to/o21qb8) OR (http://bit.ly/qaIgZo) ] for molding/baseboards that you have to go around. You can be redundant and tape around molding/baseboards in case these trimmers don’t quite work correctly.
-If you would rather just paint up against your tape with a brush, you can do that…the next step will make up for the flawed interface between the wall paint and baseboard paint.
4. Caulk the baseboards and molding with a good no-drip(dripless) caulk gun using a 1/8” MAX bead! You will have nice clean lines! This is what pros do.
These are all the caulking videos I found helpful on youtube:
http://bit.ly/nbmSEP; http://bit.ly/otu19K; http://bit.ly/q6E95V; http://bit.ly/p7ZtpD; http://bit.ly/nJ2i9H; http://bit.ly/nAYAo7
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Step1. Dig 2ft diameter x 16” hole around where center of post will be (which was mainly stump and root). This is so I would even be able to get at it with an axe and mattock.
-Use axe and mattock to chip out all the wood seen in the foreground of the picture.
What sucked is that I had this huge bored out hole remaining! I couldn’t fill that all with concrete. Soooo I dug down to the depth I needed (27” deep with post hole digger) and placed an old 6” diameter wood post where new post would go. I filled the hole back up with soil back around the round post.
-Compact with tamper. Compact more. Compact A LOT.
-pull out old round post.
-Bore remaining outer diameter with 8” diameter post hole digger.
-Only then did I have a proper hole in which to install a new post.
In the center of that dirt mound to the left of the new post is a buried stump of a huge 50+ year old oak that the previous owner had removed about 5 years ago. Wouldn’t you know where my property line lies…and where I can’t avoid putting a post near. Four to six inch diameter roots, edge of the stump, etc…
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