How do I protect floors when painting?

by | Aug 21, 2017 | Building & Construction, Paint & Masking

In order to protect your floors from spatters and stains, place a protective plastic sheet over the whole surface, covering the floor – corner to corner. If the baseboards don’t need masking, simply tape the edges of the plastic to the floor. If you need to mask baseboards, apply a masking film, and tape the edge to the plastic sheets that are on the floor.

Protecting the floor should always be one of the first steps you take when prepping a room for painting. However, in case a stray drop of paint does manage to fall onto your floor, have a damp cloth or paper towel handy to wipe off the paint while it is still wet in order to have a better chance of removing it without damage or staining.

Find more information on prepping a room for painting here.

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Kelly Patrick - Shurtape

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As a senior product marketing manager at Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Kelly Patrick is responsible for leading product development and marketing support for the Building, Construction, and OEM category for the Industrial, Engineered Solutions, and Consumer and Craftsman businesses. Kelly is a member of the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC), is currently serving on PSTC’s Marketing Committee, and has completed the PSTC training program including Tape University™ Fundamentals, Manufacturing and Testing of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes, and Tape University™ Advanced. Kelly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.