There’s minimal difference between the measures to set up baseboard in an area that is already carpeted and one where the carpet has not yet been laid. Contractors commonly paint and install baseboard using spacers or tiny pieces of wood until the carpeting is laid to hold the baseboard up while it’s nailed in. The usual height of spacing is 1/4 inch out of the floor, but carpeting and padding can call for as much as 3/8 inch. The baseboard rests on the surface of the rug during nailing if the carpet is already laid in your project area and shouldn’t be pushed down into the carpet surface.
Measure the perimeter of your room, adding 10 per cent for spoilage, and receive the proper linear feet of your baseboard that is preferred.
Line up your baseboard sticks horizontally around the room to observe where you’ll have to cut and fit your bits. You will need more than one piece of baseboard on stretches of wall.
Mark rough cuts with the tip of a nail, adding about 3 inches into the horizontal length of each wall to give your room for error when corners are mitered by you.
Make your cuts into the sticks at the points you marked.
Miter interior corners and your join points. Use 90-degree cuts. The points where two sticks will fulfill mid-wall should have 45- to wedges trimmed out to create a join that is smoother and less visible. 1 stick will have the wedge cut from the side and the stick should have the wedge cut out of the side facing the wall.
Joins and lay out your board along the wall with the interior corners fitted as snugly as though they were nailed in place.
On the outside corners and termination points at other interruptions and doors using your nail 20, mark that the miter points.
Miter your corners and cut your butt points.
Paint or stain the baseboard and allow it to dry before proceeding.
Where it should be for the last time with everything fitted lay out your board.
Place spacers when the carpeting is not yet installed each foot or two under the baseboard sticks. Rest the sticks on top of the carpet if it’s already installed.
Nail the interior corners, followed by the outside corners, followed by the join points. This arrangement permits you to make sure that your bits will be flat with one another to make a smooth, unbroken line that is upper.
Nail the baseboard’s rest, putting finish nails at about every 2 feet.
Press on wood putty into imperfectly fitted corners, join points and nailing mistakes. Do this with your finger, smoothing as you go with a rag. Touch needed with paint or stain.