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Paint walls and base broads before or after hardwoods installed?

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Always paint everything first. Why take the chance of getting paint on the floor?

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I always like getting all the mudding and painting done before any new finish floor goes down. If trim like baseboard is installed after the floor, then you can paint or second coat after installed, just protect the floor.
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I find the best method is to do all the bulk of painting pre floors and trim. then final coats/ touch-ups at the end.

Assume trim and floor install will knick some walls!
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My process is as follows

Prime and 2 coats of finish on the walls.
I prefer to prime, sand, and apply one coat of finish to trim that needs to be installed.
Install trim, fill nail holes, light sanding, remove dust with a vacuum followed by wiping with a damp rag.
Apply the final coat of paint and touch up any areas of the wall that may have been nicked during the trim installation.
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My process is as follows

Prime and 2 coats of finish on the walls.
I prefer to prime, sand, and apply one coat of finish to trim that needs to be installed.
Install trim, fill nail holes, light sanding, remove dust with a vacuum followed by wiping with a damp rag.
Apply the final coat of paint and touch up any areas of the wall that may have been nicked during the trim installation.
I concur
I do the same on trim, then its cakewalk to finish the nail holes...

I also like the technique of wiping the filler over nail holes right away to avoid any sanding, works great. A sort of 'wet sanding', if you will.
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Just out of curiousity, how do you guys avoid the sanding, or do your "wet sanding" with the shrinkage of the filler?

Seems like everytime i've tried to do that I get shrinkage and have to re-fill before the final/touch up coat. So I will usually leave a bit of a build up and then sand it smooth, and will have to clean up the dust and wipe the trim.

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I use Dap's DryDex spackling with dry time indicator. Goes on pink and dries white. I find it very fast drying and I, like you, apply a small mound over the nail holes.

Usually by the time I go around the room and fill the nail holes it is dry and ready to sand, vacumm, followed by a quick wipe with a damp cloth. Then I apply the final coat of paint. Covers very well.

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