Old 09-15-02, 10:47 AM
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I'm getting ready to paint my living room.Where should I start? Do I cut in around the ceiling first and then paint the walls or do I paint my trim work first ,which includes a door? This is my first try at painting and I want to do it right.
My trim will be a different color from my walls.
Should my trim paint be oil based?
My walls are currently painted with a semi gloss latex. Would it be ok to paint over them with an eggshell or satin finish?

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Old 09-16-02, 12:58 PM
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I have seen either order done but I prefer painting trim first, wait a day and then cover trim with tape if necessary when painting walls.

Gloss on walls is unusual, you must either sand it (yuck) or degloss with a deglosser.
Old 09-17-02, 08:11 AM
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I usually paint the ceiling first followed by the walls with the trim last. Lightly sand all surfaces particularly glossy surfaces so that your paint has something to grip.

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