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 Scotch® Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape. Take the following steps before you begin painting.

Step By Step

  • Protect your wood floors with ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape products.

    Cover the Floor

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

  • Learn the right way to attach ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape.

    Attach Tape

    Secure the rosin paper to the floor, along the baseboard, with Scotch® Delicate Surface 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.

  • Learn the importance of quick cleanup of paint spills and drips.

    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.

  • Mask Trim Fast

    Mask Trim Fast

    For long stretches of trim, you can speed up the job by using a Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape Dispenser. It’s designed to apply tape flush against trim quickly and easily.

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