The Best Paint for Skirting Boards You Can Buy Now

Best skirting board paints guide
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The best skirting board paints need to be durable, and can therefore help to prevent the wear and tear that comes from your skirting boards being kicked and scuffed. 

Skirting boards might not get the same admiring glances as doors, windows and walls, but they play a crucial role in keeping your walls protected and your home looking good, and therefore painting skirting boards is an important task. 

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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.