Useful tips

Can you paint straight onto skirting boards?

Can you paint straight onto skirting boards?

We don’t recommend painting your skirting boards without sanding them first. Sanding gives the paint a better surface to stick to and means applying fewer coats. Lightly sand the surface of the skirting board and wipe down the dust. Leave it to completely dry.

How do you paint skirting boards UK?

How to paint skirting boards

  1. Pick your colour. As a general rule, your skirting boards should follow the same colour tone as your walls.
  2. Choose your brush.
  3. Sand your surface.
  4. Create a clean base.
  5. Tape up your edges.
  6. Start painting.
  7. Apply a second coat.
  8. Remove the tape.

Do I paint walls or skirting boards first?

If you’re painting your whole room it’s widely debated which to paint first, skirting boards or walls? We would recommend painting the skirting boards first and allowing them to dry as emulsion will then easily wipe off should you get any on your woodwork!

What is the best paint to use on skirting boards?

The best paint for skirting boards

  1. Rust-Oleum Universal Paint: Best quick-drying oil-based gloss paint.
  2. Dulux Quick Dry Gloss Paint for Wood and Metal: Best water-based gloss paint.
  3. Farrow & Ball Modern Eggshell: A no-expense-spared designer matt choice.

What kind of paint do you use to paint a skirting board?

It’s now time to learn how to paint your skirting board. To do this, you’ll need your Gloss Paint or Satin Paint, (depending on the finish you require). You’ll need a thin paintbrush, dip this in your paint tin, and use an even amount of paint.

What’s the difference between a skirting board and architrave?

There are similarities between skirting boards and architrave as products, but they aren’t EXACTLY the same, and serve different purposes. Skirting board is designed to be fitted around the perimeter of a room, fixed to the wall where it meets the floor.

What’s the best way to Prime a skirting board?

Lightly sand the surface of the skirting board and wipe down the dust. Leave it to completely dry. Once your skirting boards are dry, you need to prime the surface for a professional finish. Dip a 2” brush into the primer covering half of the bristles and wipe away any excess on the rim of the paint tub.

Do you remove masking tape before you paint a skirting board?

It’s vital that you remove the masking tape before the paint has time to dry, as this could set the masking tape to your wall and floor surface, making it highly difficult to remove later. Finally, let the paint dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions.