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Old 03-03-2011, 07:43 AM   #1
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Hi guys, I just wondering if it is better to paint the ceiling first then the trim and then the walls or do at last the trim?

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Old 03-03-2011, 08:15 AM   #2
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:22 AM   #3
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Hey Ehouse,
I agree with Ncpaint on. I would paint the ceiling first. Then I would use a semi-gloss white on all the trim. I would do these first because if you run off on to the wall it won't matter. A lot of times I use a hand held sprayer for the trim. It's fast and come out really nice and smooth. What are you using for the walls? Good Luck-Gregg
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I work from top to bottom since I'm a little messy.... that way I can fix drips and drops as I work my way down.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:54 PM   #5
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I prefer NC's way also...much easier/ faster to cut in a wall than the trim.
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I agree with Ncpaint on. I would paint the ceiling first. Then I would use a semi-gloss white on all the trim. I would do these first because if you run off on to the wall it won't matter. A lot of times I use a hand held sprayer for the trim. It's fast and come out really nice and smooth. What are you using for the walls? Good Luck-Gregg
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are you suggesting tape? that could take forever..longer than freehand with touch ups, I hear the Frogtape is good though, haven't tried it yet
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No I am not using tape. That's for rookies! Haha. I meant 1/2 inch roll to paint the walls, sheep material are the best, They dont leave lines. Tomorrow I will paint the baseboard .

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Paint is applied top down, inside out. Ehouse, I applaud your rejection of tape. I say the pros should be teaching the "rookies" how to paint without it rather than teaching them to work better with it. Tape is expensive and the application is time consuming. I assist a faux decorator from time to time and do a lot of taping with her, I know. I use tape very sparingly and it's is never to tape standard cuts. I have a piece on working without tape that might be of benefit to you, Good Luck.

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Funny how different regions have different methods. Everyone I know does ceilings, walls and trim last.
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kboyz, ceiling, walls, trim is universal. However, it is far easier sometime to treat the job as if you were hanging wallpaper, only the paint coating is the "wallpaper". It's easier to cut walls into the trim at times. Just did it yesterday in fact. Was using dark browns on walls, dove white trim. The frames had very narrow returns and would have been difficult/time consuming to get a nice line on such a narrow surface with such a high contrast color meeting. We only treat the returns though most times. We bring the door and window frame returns only along during the ceiling and prep phase, that way when it's time to coat the walls the returns are done and ready. The balance of the window gets coating during or after the wall finishing. As the crown must always be done after the ceiling and before the walls, any chair rail and baseboards must still be done, final coat, after the walls are complete. Chair at least after final coat of top walls, preferably before the bottom walls.
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Yesterday I finish painting. I paint a master bedroom one way and the master bathroom the Other way. I learn some personal lessons. First paint trim first if you are going to paint the wall a dark color, (painting white on blue not the same as painting blue on white or white on white). Second use a compound knife to paint where your hand cannot fit good. And third, It matter what kind of molding your are painting in the sequence of your work.
I didn't use tape but I had to use a compound knife to cut in parts where I could not reach, for example between the back of the toilet and the cabinet.
It took me less time to finish the bath because I use ceiling, trim and walls. Unlike the master bedroom I had to give 3 hand of paint on the molding because making the cut was hard and I didn't want to use a lot of paint doing it.
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compound knife?
that would be the first ?
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compound knife?
that would be the first ?
I mean Taping knife.
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-ceiling

-window and door ''frames''

-walls

-windows and doors

-2nd coat walls if need be

-baseboard

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