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Old 11-18-2010, 11:29 AM   #1
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I am about to start my painting of my living room. I would once and for all like to know from the pro's what the order they use when painting a room that needs ceiling, walls, baseboard, and door moldings painted. What are the sheen levels that they use for each area

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Painters start at the top. In order, ceiling, walls, windows and doors, baseboards last.

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We have always done ceilings, casings, baseboards, walls. We have found it easier and better to paint baseboards, tape them, then do walls. Easy straight lines and very fast. Everyone has their own preferences.
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Yeah, it's how you were trained. I knew a painter who was in business 20+ years who painted door and window frames before painting the walls because he couldn't cut a straight line down the trim and it was easier to hide by cutting the flat wall into the frames.

The only time I mask the base is if it isn't being painted. Otherwise paint the walls and then the baseboards.
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We usually sand the walls and patch any holes. We then paint the ceilings. Then we sand and prime any patched areas. The we paint the sides of casings and windows since 9 times out of ten it is easier to cut the wall to the casings. Then we paint the walls and then the trim.
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I think everyone will agree that the ceiling is first. After that it could go either way. Whatever works best for you. I like to do the trim last.
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I think everyone will agree that the ceiling is first. After that it could go either way. Whatever works best for you. I like to do the trim last.


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I am about to start my painting of my living room. I would once and for all like to know from the pro's what the order they use when painting a room that needs ceiling, walls, baseboard, and door moldings painted. What are the sheen levels that they use for each area
I always paint the ceiling first, then I do all the window and door trim, then walls and baseboard last. Ig I've found this to be the most efficient way to do the job.

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