Baseboard burden

Last updated on January 1, 1970


I have a living room that has two walls that are painted over plaster, and two walls that are wood paneling. I want to take up the carpet and put down laminate. Then I will need to add baseboard around the edge. Do I paint the baseboard to match the painted walls or stain it to match the paneling?

– Leta


I think the base should all be the same color.  With that being said, I don’t like painted base on stained wood paneling, so I would stain the base to match the paneling.