which do I paint first?


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Old 03-16-04, 04:25 AM
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which do I paint first?

I am painting one wall and the ceiling a dark red and the other walls and woodwork a cream color. Which color do I paint first?
 
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Old 03-16-04, 06:06 AM
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Do the ceiling first, so that color doesn't drip down on your freshly painted walls.

Its also easier to cut in the wall up to the ceiling than the ceiling to a wall.
 
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Old 03-16-04, 09:37 AM
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Ceiling, then trim, then wall color....THen I usually come back and recut the top edge of the baseboard w/ the trim color again just for an extra neat finish, to cover any specks or drips. I find it easier to cut a wall to trim rather than the other way around. I used to do ceiling, then walls, then trim, but found that making a neat line at the trim/wall was a lot harder.
 
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Old 03-16-04, 11:24 AM
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Ceiling, then trim, then wall color....THen I usually come back and recut the top edge of the baseboard w/ the trim color again just for an extra neat finish, to cover any specks or drips. I find it easier to cut a wall to trim rather than the other way around.
Yep, me too.
 
 

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