What paintbrush is best for painting baseboards?

When painting baseboards, the paintbrush you use can vary based on the size of your baseboards and the type of paint you’re using. Typically, a 2 or 2.5-inch angled brush works just fine. Particularly when using latex paint, it’s best to paint your baseboards with a nylon or poly-nylon brush.

Although DIY projects can be fun and rewarding, you want to follow a few useful tips for ensuring your baseboards are smooth and free of blemishes once you’re finished with the job. Now that you know how to choose the right paintbrush for your project, the next step is to begin preparing your baseboards for the paint.

The first thing you’ll want to do is to wipe the baseboards with a damp cloth to remove any dust or debris. Even if your baseboards look spotless to the naked eye, it’s still a good idea to give them a quick swipe just to make sure you don’t end up with chunky debris or unwanted grime in your paint.

Whether you’re new to painting or a seasoned expert will determine the amount of painter’s tape you should use. If this is your very first time painting baseboards, it might be a good idea to place one-inch-thick painter’s tape along the edge of the baseboards on the floor and wall sides. However, if you’ve already been there and done that more times than you can count, you might prefer to cut in the top of the baseboards by hand while saving your tape for use on the floor side of the trim.

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