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Looking to paint skirting

H2O2
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Looking to paint skirting

Hello all,

Could you pls suggest the paint, brush, type i need to use for skirting? 

Do i need to sand the skirting before painting as well?

So far  i think i need all this, is this correct?

*Dust sheet

*water based paint

*sand paper

*Masking tape

*paint brush

Thank you 

EricL
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Re: Looking to paint skirting

Hello @H2O2,

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's great to have you join us and thank you for sharing your question about painting your skirting board.

 

Painting your skirting boards is one of the best ways to freshen up the look of an existing room. The items you mentioned will give you a good start to your project, I would also recommend adding the following items: 

 

The White Rags and Methylated Spirits are great for paint errors and accidental spills. The Protector Respirator is to protect you from dust and fumes while sanding and painting. The Monarch Paint Stirrer is handy to mix the paint if left standing too long and the UNi-PRO Sanding Block is to give you a uniform flat finish when you sand your skirting.

 

I suggest using EyeShields Safety Glasses to protect your eyes from paint splatter. Please remember to keep your area well-ventilated while painting and to give the first coat of paint enough time to cure to avoid streaks and peeling.  

 

Here is a link to one of our popular How-to Workshop topics: How to paint like a professional by @Peggers.

 

You can also watch this handy step-by-step guide: How to paint trims 

 

 

Please keep us updated, we look forward to seeing your finished painting project.

 

Eric

 

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H2O2
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Re: Looking to paint skirting

Thank you Eric. This is very helpful. Also what paint do you recommend and brush please? 

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EricL
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Re: Looking to paint skirting

Hello @H2O2

 

There are a few brands in the store and depending on your budget most of them will have their own version of skirting paint. I used Taubmans in my last cabinet project and the coverage it provided was quite extensive. Please note that trims and skirting boards are usually painted in high gloss for protection against wear and tear. I suggest speaking to your store's paint specialist for more information.

 

I suggest using a Monarch 63mm Moulding And Skirting Synthetic Paint Brush. Using a superior brush will give you a better finish versus using a sub-standard brush that will leave streaks and brush marks. 

 

If you need more information please let me know.

 

Eric

 

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H2O2
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Re: Looking to paint skirting

Thank you Eric. I really appreciate for taking time to provide all the info. Have a great day! 

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