Painting Procedure


Old 04-08-05, 01:43 PM
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Painting Procedure

A very basic (spelled "dumb"?) question, but what are the recommended steps in re-painting a room. Everything now has fresh primer on it. We assume the ceiling is to be painted first. Then, is it Walls before Woodwork? Or vice versa?

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Old 04-08-05, 03:35 PM
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We do ceilings first, then woodwork (minus the baseboard), then walls, then last of all the baseboard.
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We painted the ceiling, then walls, then worked, but it probably doesn't matter....
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Painting the trim [except base] is usually the easiest way to go especially if the trim is a different color than the walls.
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Ceiling, walls, then trim. You won't have to tape the walls when you paint the trim. Typically trim has a glossy surface so when you remove any painting tape it won't peel up any paint, especially a problem if the surface has been freshly painted.
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