Paint first or install flooring and baseboards?

In Uncategorized on May 7, 2009 at 9:30 pm

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I’m remodelling my home now and the remaining things to be done are:
1) paint ceiling/walls
2) paint interior doors and trims
3) install new carpets and new hardwood floor
4) install new baseboards
5) paint baseboards

what order should i do these? i for sure would paint the ceiling and walls before installing new floorings. not too sure about the baseboards…which obviously have to be installed after the new floorings are in. but should i paint them before installing them? my contractor says that i would have to touch up the spots where he nails onto the wall. touch ups are imperfections which shows clearly on glossy paints. but i am worried that it would be too difficult to paint installed baseboards and at the same time keep the new flooring clean.


You should paint in this order:

1. Ceilings and walls
2. Interior doors and trim (all should be done before the flooring)
3. The baseboards should be primed and painted with one coat
4. Install new baseboards
5. Add another coat of paint to baseboards after floors are installed because it lessens the chances that something happens to your floors (since now you only have to do is spot-prime and add one coat)

****Make sure the floors are covered appropriately and keep a wet rag handy. Let me know if there are any other questions.

E-Z Painting Inc.


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