How To Fix Chipped Paint On Baseboards: Steps And Items Needed

Steps And Items Needed To Fix Chipped Paint On Baseboards

Painted baseboards add warmth & sophistication to the home. But no matter how careful you are, the applied paint will tend to chip. If you want to fix chipped paint on the baseboards then you need to collect all the given items and follow all the steps. Here is the list of required items and steps for this process:

Things You Will Need

  • Dish Soap, Water & Sponge
  • Sandpaper, 120-Grit To 180-Grit
  • Wood Filler & Craft Sticks
  • Shop Cloths, Primer & Paint
  • Disposable Bowl Or Plastic Cup
  • 1-Inch Paintbrush

Steps For This Process

Once you've collected all the required items, now you need to follow all the given steps carefully to get the best result of your hard work:
  1. First of all, you need to squirt a little amount of dish soap into 2 cups of clean water and then stir it well because the dish soap also contains the degreasers that will easily remove oils that can avert fresh paint from adhering to the old applied paint. Dip your soft sponge into the created solution & then wring it out well. Clean any dust, fingerprints, or soil off your baseboards.
  2. Next you need to sand the edges of the chipped paint. Use a light pressure by your hand to gently feather all the edges of the chipped paint so that the repair will be indistinguishable.
  3. Next you need to apply wood filler to any deeper chips with the help of a craft stick to trowel a little bit of filler at a time. Hold the edge of your craft stick perpendicular to your baseboard and then run it across the surface of your wood filler to be sure that your wood filler is entirely flush with the rest of the paint on the baseboards.
  4. Wipe off any extra with a clean shop cloth. Let your wood filler dry comprehensively and then sand the surface to smooth it. Wipe away any dust.
  5. Now you need to paint a thin layer of primer over any bare wood or filled spots to make sure that the applied paint adheres accurately & dries without leaving a dull spot. Let your primer dry wholly according to the manufacturer's guidance. Sand the primer gently with 220-grit sandpaper for a smoother finish, but use a very light touch to avert scraping off your primer.
  6. Now you need to pour only as much baseboard paint according to the need, pour the paint into a plastic cup or disposable bowl. Now you need to dip your 1-inch paintbrush into the baseboard paint and then wipe all the excess paint on the rim of your bowl or cup.
  7. Finally you need to apply the paint to the chipped affected area of your baseboards with little dabbing motions, long, even strokes to blend it into the rest of your trim. Let the applied paint dry wholly and then apply a second coat if necessary.
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