Tip for Painting Baseboards on Pedestals or Cases

Tip for Painting Baseboards on Pedestals or Cases

When we opened the building all pedestals had the body color as its baseboard color.  We’ve been moving away from this for both aesthetic and practical purposes.  Using a semi-gloss on the baseboard ware better as visitors crash into them on a daily basis.  In the past we had put the reds up on what we called “stickers” (2 pieces of trim board) to get them 3/4″ off the ground.  Then we’d rock the per back and forth to paint around the stickers.  But what we if could avoid bending over so much and avoid the rocking around the stickers?  Welcome to the era of the big bag cover.  After painting the body the bag is placed over and taped down in just the right place.  We then use a small brush to get into the 1/4″ routed channel, then follow up with 2-3 coats of paint.  Easy and nice and fast.  The plastic is reusable and lives in the paint closet.  Enjoy!

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Matt Isble

I have more than seventeen years of professional development in the area of exhibit design and installation, working for a variety of institutions and private clientele from Carmel California to Portland Oregon. I received my masters degree in Museum Studies with an emphasis in education and interpretation from John F. Kennedy University. In my current capacity at the Crocker Art Museum I direct the exhibition design and work with both the curatorial and education departments to create engaging museum experiences for visitors. Specialties include: Exhibition design, project management, chief preparator, lighting design, volunteer coordination, and facilities management.

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