Painting New Drywall

Old 11-13-15, 05:53 PM
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Painting New Drywall

Just had my kitchen drywalled and am wondering if it's a good idea to prime and paint now before the flooring and new cabinets are installed?? Will be installing a floating laminate floor and ordering new cabinets to be installed. Kitchen is bare to the walls right now, nothing in it!

Reason I'm asking is I was told the cabinet installers will come in and mark the walls with pencil to trace for the new cabinets. Don't want to waste my time and paint if I'll have to repaint when they're done.
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Do it now. The cabinets will probably cover any pencil marks and if they don't, it will be a 5 min job to touch them up with a small brush.
Old 11-13-15, 07:37 PM
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Agreed. Paint now. You'll have to paint again but won't have to cut in against the molding. This makes for a much cleaner installation.
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I always try to prime the walls and prime/finish the ceilings prior to cabinet installation. Whether or not to apply a coat of finish to the walls generally depends on time/scheduling. I agree it would be easier for a novice to go ahead and paint the walls first. You might get lucky and only have to touch up the paint.
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Not what you asked but I would not put laminate in a wet area like a kitchen - it can't handle water.

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