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Old 10-30-2008, 11:36 PM   #1
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Paint Color and Tips - Interior


Just wondering if anyone knows the standard taupe color that you see in all the new homes. It seems to be pretty standard color...but when I ask my guy at the paint store, he doesn't know and I have to figure it out.

Also, I am wondering, for interior walls, do I have to prime them first? or just sand them and wash them down?

Finally, wondering on sequence of things. I was going to paint the walls and trim first (not removing the trim), then after that get the new flooring and carpeting in (and remove the baseboard trim then - as you need to - and repaint the trim that needs it)...seem right?

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Old 10-31-2008, 12:44 PM   #2
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I am sure you could find the exact color you want by looking through the color charts at almost any paint manufacturer. There isn't a standard color that I know of for new homes. Too many brands call colors by different names.

If the walls are already painted with latex paint, then no primer is "Needed" but if you have a drastic color change then a coat of tinted primer can go a long way.

I have always liked painting the baseboards before the carpet goes in, especially if you are planning of caulking where the trim meets the wall. You are almost sure to mark up the walls when removing the trim and leave marks in the trim when nailing it back up.


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Agree with your sequence and I always use primer. It just gives it that extra clean look.
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