Build Up Baseboards with Wood Trim and Paint

Bulk Up Your Baseboards with Wood Trim and PaintIf your home has standard 3-inch baseboard molding and you’d like to have a more luxurious trim without having to dispose of your current perfectly-good molding you can simply add a line of inexpensive ½-inch trim molding two or three inches above your baseboard molding and painting the wall between the two pieces the same color.

Use a piece of wood of the desired thickness of the gap to make sure your trim molding is evenly spaced. You can then tape off the top and bottom and paint the entire new molding area; trim, wall, and baseboard the same color. You’ll get the improved aesthetics of tall baseboards at much better price.

Here’s a Cheap Faux Baseboard Tutorial.

First – become well acquainted with one of these.

By putting an extra piece of trim in, and painting in between, use a piece of wood to be your guide.

Just wait, it looks kind of funny when the board is just up.

Nail gun it up, with a few nails, using your scrap piece of wood guide.

Lots of this great stuff.

Some Primer.

2 coats of Semi Gloss White.

There you are: Chunkier baseboards.

Bulk Up Your Baseboards with Wood Trim and Paint

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