painting baseboards

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sandy
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painting baseboards

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Post by sandy » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:17 am

Sorry if you think this is a daft question.
Have just finished my new base board which is 10 mm ply but I had some white Melamine 15 mm chip board from a larder cupboard I took to bits which was nice and flat in good usable condition. I made 2 sections from that. I normally paint my base boards (ply wood) with any emulsion silk brown or what ever. But this melamine white chip board probably will not take emulsion paint I am guessing. What would you suggest using instead. I have rubbed it down with sand paper to flat it. It is 9x9 ft so. Around the room. 2.7234m square for the youngsters among us. :)
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Re: painting baseboards

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Post by Walkingthedog » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:01 am

Emulsion will stick to just about anything. Try a bit first, if it doesn’t stick, which I’m sure it will, prime it with some PVA. Rubbing it down first would be a good idea.
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Re: painting baseboards

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Post by sandy » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:32 am

Walkingthedog wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:01 am
Emulsion will stick to just about anything. Try a bit first, if it doesn’t stick, which I’m sure it will, prime it with some PVA. Rubbing it down first would be a good idea.
Thank you for your reply. Good idea priming with pva first I didn't think of that. Will give that a try. Thanks for tip.
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