Wood floors add warmth, character and value to your home. It’s well worth taking some time to protect this special surface.
Keeping paint off a hardwood floor is a lot easier than trying to remove it later. In fact, trying to remove paint after it’s dried onto the floor could damage it. To protect your wood floor, take the following steps before you begin painting.
We recommend using ScotchBlue™ Pre-Taped Masking Films that apply masking tape and masking film together in one easy process. Alternatively Rosin paper or masking paper is available at home improvement stores. Roll out a piece and place it along the trim.
If using paper and masking tape, secure the paper to the floor and along the skirting board with Scotch® Rough Surface Masking Tape. Tape overlapping pieces of paper to each other and not to the floor.
If paint drips or spills on your wood floor, be sure to clean it up as quickly as possible. Once paint dries on a wood floor, you’ll have to remove it by scraping or using a solvent, which could cause damage.