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I don't think that's a very good idea. First of all, the wood is already sealed, so the paint isn't going to adhere very well. Second, you're going to waste a lot of money by purchasing nice grainy oak baseboard, since you're paying for the color and grain that are going to be covered up by paint. You can save a dollar per linear foot or more by going with ...


I do remodeling, and flood/fire damage repair for a living. Most jobs require drywall, flooring, trim, and painting. The best way to do it is- Prime, and 1st coat of paint on drywall/trim Install trim Putty nail holes and caulk edges/corners 2nd coat of paint on everything This makes the priming and first coat easier, and a solid finish coat. Painters ...


I have a quality steel Japanese made version of this style that is much thinner and sharper on the leverage end (right). The thin cross-section allows it to slide behind just about any molding without damaging the edges while the width of the blade spreads the force so it doesn't readily split the wood.

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