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Best order for Ceiling, wall, and floor project?

Old 03-22-09, 09:37 AM
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Best order for Ceiling, wall, and floor project?

Currently planning to paint the ceiling, remove the paneling from walls and put up drywall, and remove a layer of old hardwood flooring to put down a new subfloor for a new floor. I don't know which order it would be best to do this in.

I assume it would be better to paint the ceiling first, so nothing gets on the new floor. In fact, I'd imagine that the floor would be done last, after the drywall goes up, but I also don't want the paneling coming down to scuff the ceiling up, as the paneling (I believe) goes above the ceiling tiles.

Anyone have an idea for what the best order would be to complete the three projects I have?
Old 03-22-09, 10:42 AM
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Generally you do the demo first and then start the finishing beginning with the top first and bottom last.

#1 - remove paneling
#2 - install and finsh drywall
#3 - prime drywall [and ceiling if needed].
#4 - paint ceiling
#5 - paint walls and woodoork
#6 - do flooring
#7 - touch up
#8 - relax and admire your work
Old 03-22-09, 08:21 PM
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I agree w/ Mark!! But sometimes that isn't possible when your also living in the space you are working on!! I would rip the paneling off, drywall and mud, rip up your old floor, put the new subfloor down, Paint, trim, and done!!

You don't want all that drywall dust and joint compound to get on your new subfloor, so the old hardwood floor will act as a drop cloth since your going to rip it up anyway!! GOOD LUCK

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