Baseboard, painting the top?

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Baseboard, painting the top?

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Post by The Sligo Rover » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:03 pm

Should I paint the top of my 12mm ply baseboard to seal it ? (It is in a concrete sectional shed). If so with what and what colour should I paint it please? From reading various sources sealing it will be a sound idea and a dark grey matt emulsion appears popular. Any suggestions please.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:18 pm

Yes. Paint it any colour you like, there are no rules. I used what ever emulsion I had in the shed or buy some test pots. Dark grey is good, brown, green, mixture of all of them. Where there is going to be loco sheds black is good. Fields, green or brown.
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Post by Mountain Goat » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:03 pm

I have two thoughts on this. One is to paint it. The other is along the lines of when itnis pinted some things don't stick so easily on it.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:08 pm

Never had problems sticking anything down. I use PVA.
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Post by cheshire lines » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:36 pm

I sealed my baseboard with clear varnish (satin floor varnish if memory serves) and haven't had any problems sticking things down.

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Post by Bandit Mick » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:43 pm

I used grey emulsion in a bargain basket.

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Re: Baseboard, painting the top?

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Post by Chuffchuff » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:13 pm

I read somewhere (probably here) that pays to paint the underside as well as the topfor two reasons.

It may prevent warping if there is damp in the air.

It helps if the underside is bright as it can make wiring easier to see and work with.

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Post by Mr Bones » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:08 pm

Chuffchuff wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:13 pm
It helps if the underside is bright as it can make wiring easier to see and work with.
I like that train of thought :D
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Post by Walkingthedog » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:31 pm

White underneath is a very good idea, you need all the light you can get under there. Most people have some old white emulsion.
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Re: Baseboard, painting the top?

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Post by The Sligo Rover » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:04 pm

That is exactly what I have done, the result is well worth the effort.

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