We recently received this nifty tip on how to paint the baseboard in a carpeted room without getting paint on the carpet from Mike Hansen of Urbandale, Iowa. Read on to find out how it’s done.

The slats from an old metal window blind make a great paint shield for painting the baseboard of a carpeted room. Here’s how to go about it:

  1. Take the slats out of a set of old metal blinds.
  2. Cover the holes in the slats with masking tape.
  3. Put a drop cloth down that covers the floor of the room.
  4. Slip the slats from the blind between the carpet and the baseboard on top of the drop cloth.
  5. Wedge the cord from the blinds between the slats and baseboard, using the blade from a screwdriver to push it in as far down as possible. This will hold the drop cloth down and keep the carpet away from the baseboard.
  6. Paint the baseboard using latex or oil based paint (oil will last longer).
  7. After the paint has dried, use a utility knife to cut the cord free from the paint.
  8. Remove the cord, blinds, and drop cloth. The carpet will spring back in place paint free and not stuck to the baseboard.
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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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