Order of Operations > Painting or Stripping First?


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Old 01-07-20, 07:08 AM
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Order of Operations > Painting or Stripping First?

I am about to start a home restoration project, where I'll be strpping paint from interior window frames, sills and room entries from a 120 yr old home.

I'll also paint all the rooms in question.

Do I strip first, then paint or paint then strip? I have heard varying opinions without substance (they have been offered by painters and strippers who recommend their service first).

Thanks very much in advance for your contributions.
 
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Old 01-07-20, 07:13 AM
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This is a no brainer. Why would you paint then strip? Yes of course you would strip first!
 
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Strip the woodwork.
Prep the walls.
Paint the woodwork
Paint the walls.

The only reason I paint the woodwork first is that I find it is easier to cut in to the woodwork when painting.
If you find it easier the other way then reverse the last two.
 
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Old 01-07-20, 07:57 AM
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Stripping is very messy job. Why risk messing up a paint job?
 
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Any particular reason you need to strip all the paint of off the windows and trim?
 
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Thanks much for your thoughtful replies. The windows, sills, frames, Entries are all mahogany and wanted to expose them. The cove and base are a mixture of wood species, they can stay painted.
 
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You'll want to use a chemical stripper [maybe multiple times] and then sand once you've exposed the mahogany.
 
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Thanks @marksr for your tips on this! Much appreciated!
 
 

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