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Old 09-02-2008, 05:26 PM   #1
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In what order should I paint room?

Hi, I know ceiling goes 1st, then should I do trim? Since ceiling isn't yet dry I would assume its a bad idea to cut in ceiling. Can you guys tell me your painting formula, please be as detailed as possible ie Ceiling, tape walls paint trim, remove tape etc etc. Thanks.


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Old 09-02-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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It varies by project and preference
New construction, occupied re-paint, un-occupied re-paint, spray, brush'n'roller, crown molding, trim new/re-paint no-paint stained trim, furniture in room, business, office, home....etc....etc....

Do not use tape on fresh (less than a few weeks old) paint


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I always do the ceiling first, let it dry for a day or two before doing first coat on the walls, making a clean line at the ceiling, but not the perfect (ha!) line that comes with the second coat. (We're assuming you did all the needed wall repairs first -- and washed down the walls.) Our trim is stained or in the process of being stripped and then stained, so we always do that last or we take it off and it goes on last. When painting trim it's personal preference as to which you do first.

If you have a 100-year-old house, you probably have nice trim -- don't paint it if you can help it!

Anyway, then do final cuts in for ceiling (tape if needed) and second coat of paint. Hope this helps!
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