How to paint skirting boards with carpet and keep them clean

Painting skirting board with a brush and masking tape
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Knowing how to paint skirting boards with carpet already laid means you can look forward to a paint-free floor without the hassle of pulling up your carpet. If you’ve ever got paint on your carpet before you’ll know how difficult it is to get rid of. If you haven’t we can promise you it’s not easy.

Laying down painters tape is the popular choice when painting skirting boards. It's quick and easy to do and will ensure that you can paint without the worry of ruining your carpet. And, there’s the added bonus of a neat sharp finish. 

How to paint skirting boards with carpet: Step-by-step

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.