When you visit someone’s house, the things that you would probably notice first are the furniture and the color of the house. It’s rare for someone to really give attention to baseboards, right?
Nevertheless, we can’t deny that baseboards are essential in every home.
They are not just being used to make the walls more beautiful but they also protect them from objects that might damage the walls like vacuums and mops.
Baseboards are created to prevent the drywall from getting wet when you accidentally spilled water on the floor. There many more things that baseboards do for the drywall.
As it gives protection to the wall, it’s also the reason why baseboards are prone to be damaged.
If you have pets like dogs that love to munch on wood, then you know what to expect. And it’s frustrating when your baseboards are not in good condition.
Aside from it doesn’t look good, replacing them can be pretty expensive, too. According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost when you install baseboards ranges from $720 – $1,300. While when you replace them, it can cost $70 to $360.
Getting a replacement is not always needed.
Especially if the damage is just minimal. You just have to repair it.
If you have a baseboard that needs repair, you need to see the amazing video down below.
Do you know what’s the good news? It’s very easy and you don’t need to spend a big amount of money. It’s from a YouTuber The Funny Carpenter.
Here are the things that you’ll need:
- Sandpaper (120 or 150 grit will do)
- Wood glue
- Wood filler
Yes, those are only the three things that you’ll need! And of course, just add up some patience.
Steps to follow:
1. Get your sandpaper and remove the loose impediments from the baseboards by sanding the wood.
If there are “fuzzy bits” on the wood, you can use a knife to eliminate them. Once you’re satisfied with it, wipe it with a slightly wet cloth.
2. Put some glue on the wood before filling it with wood filler.
You can use your hand in doing this.
3. Add the wood filler onto the wood and make sure to put enough amount to the damaged spots.
Then, leave it overnight.
4. Once the wood filler has dried enough, you’ll need to sand the wood again with sandpaper to polish it.
You have to follow Funny Carpenter’s way of sanding the wood to perfectly polish the thing.
And that’s it! It’s so easy to do, right? It’s simple and not expensive at all. If you want to paint it, you can definitely do so. That would make your baseboard look brand new again without spending hundreds of dollars.
No wonder why the video has gained over 600,000 views. Thanks to the funny carpenter for sharing this amazing hack!
One commenter even said:
“Wow, that was great. You made that look easy. Glad I found your channel.”
We’re happy to have met the Funny Carpenter, too.
Another commenter said, “Great instruction! Very valuable to anyone with a pet beaver.”
This is really useful not only to pet owners but to all of us. Right?
Watch the video down below!
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