1. Protect a wood floor

Protect a wood floor

Wood floors add warmth, character and value to your home. It’s well worth taking some time to protect this special surface.

Protect a wood floor

Wood floors add warmth, character and value to your home. It’s well worth taking some time to protect this special surface.

Protect a wood floor

Wood floors add warmth, character and value to your home. It’s well worth taking some time to protect this special surface.

Keep your floor beautiful

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, 3M recommends ScotchBlue™ WALLS + WOOD FLOORS Painter’s Tape. Take the following steps before you begin painting.

Step by step

  • A woman rolling out rosin paper.

    Cover the floor

    Rosin paper is available at hardware and home improvement stores. Roll out a piece of 3-foot (90cm) wide rosin paper and place it along the trim.

  • A woman attaching rosin paper to a floor using tape.

    Attach tape

    Secure the rosin paper to the floor, along the baseboard, with ScotchBlue™ WALLS + WOOD FLOORS Painter’s Tape. Tape the paper to the baseboard instead of the floor. Tape overlapping pieces of paper to each other and not the floor.

  • A woman using the ScotchBlue™ Tape and Paper Dispenser to protect a floor.

    Use the applicator

    You can save time on this step with the ScotchBlue™ Tape and Paper Dispenser.

  • A woman cleaning a small paint spill.

    Clean spills fast

    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 damage your floor.

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