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How to Install New Base Trim Within an Existing Carpet

November 21, 2019

You truly have a job than if you’d like to install it to be set in later if you made a decision to put your carpet before installing the baseboard in your home. You will want to paint or stain your material however, to avoid getting paint on the carpeting. If you are currently using a standard two – or 3-inch tall baseboard, you may use miter saw or a miter box to produce corners.

Measure horizontally across the bottoms of all the walls around the area you plan to complete and add 10 percent to the result to cover spoilage.

Obtain baseboard to cover the distance you measured. Baseboard comes in sticks at between 6 and 10 ft.

Paint or stain the baseboard at the finish of your choice, with a paint brush, and allow it to dry before you continue.

Lay out the baseboard across the bottoms of your walls to see where you will need more than one part of baseboard and where you’ll have to make your cuts.

Rough-cut the baseboard and 3 or 4 inches needed to match their spaces across the wall stick together.

Use the miter box or electric miter saw to cut at wedges at the ends of planks that will meet mid-wall. On a single, cut the wedge on the other, and from the outward-facing surface, cut the wedge. When put back against the wall, then one overlaps the other than when they were fitted with horizontal ends.

Cut the ends of the planks that will meet at corners with miter or the miter box saw. Like you’d find in an triangular or octagonal space, then miter these board ends to match turns unless the corners are strange ones.

Lay the back set up with points fitted into the corners and with the linking points cozy.

Mark the cuts attentively for points and your corners where the baseboard will ward off a door or other interruption.

Miter the corners that are exterior and cut on the ends necessary at termination points. If you are going up and about doors with your timber, mitering the points where they turn upward gives a pleasant, professional-looking finish.

Lay the baseboard out for the last moment.

Nail the baseboard set up, with the sticks resting just gently on the surface of the carpeting. Don’t push down on the baseboard so that it presses into the carpet. The idea is that you need to have the ability to install carpeting in a remodel . Nail the join points and corners to ensure that they fit tightly with an even top line, then fill in the rest that you have a nail approximately every 2 feet.

Unfinished and putty any nail holes seams, with your finger to push putty within these spaces and a moist rag to smooth it over.

Perform a last touchup of the stain or paint.

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