This is a DIY post with a quick, easy fix for beat up baseboards. Using this method, you can learn how to quickly fix up your baseboards.
The baseboards in our house are pretty beat up looking. We have lived in our house for 15 years and the strips of wood at the bottom of our walls have taken quite a beating. They have survived (barely) multiple animals and two boys. As crazy drivers, our toddlers would ram the Cozy Coupe into the walls. In addition, the big dog bones would scrape along the bottom of the walls as our dogs would cheerfully run around the house. Those are just a few examples. I’m sure even more has happened to them that I am unaware of.
As hard as I tried to keep the baseboards protected and clean, it was a futile effort. I gave up after a while. I know at some point we will get the baseboards repainted, but for now, I need a cheaper, easier option.
If you also have damaged baseboards and want to make old baseboards look pretty again, then here are some tips for you.
How to Quickly Fix Up Your Baseboards
First, get one of these oil-based paint markers that closely matches the shade of your baseboards.
Then, wipe down the baseboards that you will be fixing. I used an all-purpose spray that I make at home, but you can also use Pledge multi-surface cleaner or a mix of gentle soap and water. You’ll actually notice quite a big difference after just doing this step.
Using a Paint Pen on Your Baseboards to Touch Up the Paint
After the baseboards are completely dry, grab your paint marker and carefully touch up the chipped and scratched spots.
You might need to go back through with an extra coat of the paint if you can still see some of the bare wood on your scratched baseboards.
Finally, let the paint dry completely. It’s that simple.
It won’t look flawless, but your baseboards will look good enough for a temporary solution until you can get them fixed and repainted.
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