Keeping Slpatters Off the Baseboards

Digital ImageDropcloths protect the floor, but baseboards stick out above the drop cloths. Here’s a little trick I use to keep my primer from getting little splatters on the baseboards – it works for tile and tubs, too…anything that sticks out from the wall but cannot be covered by a drop cloth.

I cut a bed sheet into long strips about 6″ wide, and use push-pins to hold them above and draping over the area to be protected. It’s much faster and cheaper than blue painter’s tape. Plastic won’t work, because the teensy drops of primer don’t stick to the plastic, and end up like dust all over the floor.

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