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spaceman spif 10-21-2012 10:12 AM

Which do I do first?
 
Hmmm...not sure whether this should go in the "drywall" forum, the "doors" forum, or in here, so here goes!

I'm getting ready to work on a room and I'm going to replace all the old, ugly doors plus I'm having a contractor patch up the drywall (I'd do it but alas, not enough time).

Should I install the pre-hung doors and then have the drywall done, or should I have the drywall done and then I install the doors?

joecaption 10-21-2012 10:18 AM

Drywall, prime, 2 coats of paint then install the doors.
This way there's less cutting in. It can all be done with a roller.

spaceman spif 10-21-2012 11:36 AM

I was wondering if it was easier to line the door up to the drywall or line the drywall up to the door. I didn't think of the painting aspect of it but it makes sense.

Thanks!! :thumbsup:

joecaption 10-21-2012 11:44 AM

Not following you.
The drywall always is installed even with the edge of the rough opening, the trim is installed over the drywall not butted up to it.
If you did it that way the casing would be at the same level as the drywall.
Only time your going to see it done the way your suggesting is in really old houses where the walls were plastered up to the 5/4 trim.

spaceman spif 10-21-2012 12:53 PM

Probably should have explained it a little more. I removed the old trim and baseboards from this room and it was all glued instead of nailed so even though I tried to be careful there are a number of spots where the drywall ripped or peeled or even tore. I also found the original drywall stopped about 1/2" short of where it should have around the entrance and closet doors so the gap was filled in with a 1/2" piece of wood trim nailed in place and painted over.

So the drywall work needing done is not any new work, but repairing a number of small areas and bringing it in to the doors to get it to a "paintable" condition.

I'm also replacing all the doors and jambs (ugly dark stain and cracked) in this room. So when I meant lining up the edge, I was referring to the jambs, not the trim. So the drywaller is going to finish an edge leading to a door jamb that I'm planning on removing and replacing. I didn't know if it would be easier for him to do that with the door there or not.

DannyT 10-21-2012 02:23 PM

i would take out all the doors and jambs you are going to replace, let the dry wall guy do his work and then install and trim the new doors.

woodworkbykirk 10-21-2012 03:13 PM

i wouldnt wait until there are 2 coats of paint on the wall to hang the doors. hang them as soon as the drywall patching is completed. this way if your hiring a painter they can spray prime everything all in one go which creates a better finish. also by waiting for color to be on the walls theres too much likely hood that the drywall is just going to get dinged up again during trim being installed

oh'mike 10-21-2012 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk (Post 1035175)
i wouldnt wait until there are 2 coats of paint on the wall to hang the doors. hang them as soon as the drywall patching is completed. this way if your hiring a painter they can spray prime everything all in one go which creates a better finish. also by waiting for color to be on the walls theres too much likely hood that the drywall is just going to get dinged up again during trim being installed

One more thing to add---the new trim will need caulking,if it's to be painted

The caulk will spoil the finish coat on the walls, if done first.---


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