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Old 06-20-2008, 01:32 PM   #1
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which comes first...painting wall or trim/chair rail...Please help!


I am painting my kitchen/dining room and I need to paint the walls, trim and chair rail. Im not the best painter in the world and Im not sure which I should do first. Any tips?

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Old 06-20-2008, 02:16 PM   #2
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I personally like to do the trim and such first because then you can kind of slop it on (while being neat of course). Then you can go back and use the trim as the "edge" for you to cut in the wall, and cover up any mistakes you may have made with the trim paint.

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That's how our painters do it.

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Thanks! That's what I thought but I wasnt sure. Im bound to mess up and I figured it was easier to touch up white trim instead of orange walls!
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That's why I stick to "virtual" painting...the computer does all the cutting in, etc.

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Well your just a state over from me...I'm in Alabama so you can come over and cut in mine for me and I'll do some virtual painting for you a while!
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Did I mention....I HATE painting. I'm lucky my fiance does all ours at the house....I'd rather swallow broken glass.

I'm not sure why I dislike it so much...all the prep work drives me crazy and you have to do good prep to end up with a good job...it's just no fun for me.

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Is this the color you guys are using?
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I dont really hate it Im just not good at it...But you know what they say practice makes perfect. My husband would agree with you though...Unless it has wheels he's not interested
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Good man!

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Is this the color you guys are using?
No, its caramelizd orange 250D-7. its a behr color. I found this pic online of someones kitchen and it matches almost perfectly (by my monitor anyway) the orange color and my cabinets are the same cream color with brushed nickel hardware. Hopefully after I paint new or painted countertops will be next and Im leaning towards something kinda dark like this to contrast the cabinets.

Any thoughts about it???

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Looks good to me...
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yep! your post of this on the other thread and that pic I found helped me finally make up my mind. My husband is the one who mentioned the orange to start with but I needed convincing. after all...If it didnt look good I'd be the one repainting!!
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How about adding some crown moulding and painting the trim the same as the cabinet color?

And if you get new granite, ya gotta get an undermount sink to go with it.
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Do yourself a favor and take the Behr color to a real paint store if you love it, or pick out a close match in Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams. You'll be much happier with your painting experience.

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