How to Paint Baseboards Over Carpet Neatly

How to Paint Baseboards Over Carpet Neatly | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Fix This House via YouTube


A few weeks ago, I planned to repaint our house’ baseboard with a different color, but I realized that it was sitting too close to the carpeted floor, and painting the baseboard would mean that I could also drip some on the carpet and ruin it. I thought of many ways to go over it without messing the carpet up but at the same time have a clean and neat painted baseboard, but all of the techniques I thought wouldn’t work as I wanted. This is why I resorted to searching for answers online and I did find a few promising ones, but what stood out to me the most is this simple technique by Fix This House on YouTube, and I am so glad I learned this one.



  • Putty knife or drywall knife
  • Masking tape or painter’s tape
  • Frog tape
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush


Step 1

Go to where your baseboard and carpet meet, then push down the hair or the carpet or tuck them inside and underneath the baseboard using your putty knife or drywall knife, and then lay the tape about 1/8 inch up from the edge of the baseboard. Do not press the tape down, then take your putty or drywall knife, and use it to lightly push the edges of the tape inside and underneath the baseboard.


Step 2

Go over it one more time sliding your putty knife with a bit of pressure this time all the way through in a back-and-forth motion to make sure that it doesn’t move. You can use frog tape for the upper edges of the baseboard, simply lay it where the wall and baseboard meet, then lightly press it down with your fingers, but make sure to not press too hard because the paint on your wall might tear away with the tape later, especially if you have a textured wall.

Easy Hack to Baseboards Over Carpet Neatly
Image credit: Fix This House via YouTube

Step 3

If your baseboard also needs some repair or holes that need to be filled, then this is the perfect time to do it, then sand the area smoothly, and clean the area well. Start painting your baseboard, then let it dry for a few minutes or until completely dry, and use your putty knife to push down the tape underneath to break it apart from the paint. Slowly take the tape out and you’re done!

Easy Baseboard Over Carpet Neat Painting Hack
Image credit: Fix This House via YouTube


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How to Paint Baseboards Over Carpet Neatly

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