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Old 07-26-2014, 07:49 AM   #1
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Floors or paint first?

I am going to refinish some hardwood floors and paint the walls of the same area. Should I paint first then do floors or other way around. Maybe I'm over thinking this. My thinking was do the floors then paint but I'm not sure.

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Old 07-26-2014, 09:54 AM   #2
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Going to get some different ideas on this one.
I always start at the top of a room and work my way down.
Why take the chance of paint splatter on newly finished floors.
If you happen to get a few drips on a floor that's being refinished they would be sanded right off when refinishing so it's no big deal.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:21 PM   #3
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Agree with Joe, paint first. That way you're not as concerned if you do get some drops on the floor since you're refinishing anyways.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:38 AM   #4
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I'd paint first also.

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Old 07-27-2014, 10:03 AM   #5
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I would:
1. Prime and paint
2. 2nd coat paint 12" down from ceiling and 12" up from floor. This helps with fussy cutting in later with corners and floor trim
3. do the floor
4. wrap bottom of paint tray with tape
5. always use good tarp (cloth)
6. use vacuum attachment with brush for ceiling, walls and floor. When I did mine, worn out brush allowed the black plastic vacuum attachment to leave a plastic streak that I missed between coats. It is still under the final coat.
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