Which should you do first ? Paint or Wood Floors in the same room?

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We are considering changing our carpeting throughout the house to wood flooring. It has also been 10 years since we last painted and although neither is desperate we don't know what we should do first.
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  • if t were me, I would paint first so I didn't have to worry so much about trashing a new floor (I am a sloppy painter sometimes)

  • Em Em on May 09, 2017
    Paint then do the floors. Anything you spill, spatter or drop will go on the new floor if you do it first.
    I had old carpeting that I was removing so I just used it as a drop cloth. When done painting I just tore it out and no paint mess on the floor to clean up.

  • Gale O'Neal Gale O'Neal on May 09, 2017
    I agree, paint first. When I did my daughter's room after she moved out, I pulled up the ratty carpet and nails etc. Then just started to paint. It was only a sub floor so I had no problems. I laid carpet tiles down when I was done.

  • Bobbie Bobbie on May 09, 2017
    definitely paint first then you will have no worries about paint spatters on the new floors.

  • Ellis Ellis on May 09, 2017
    I agree with everyone--I'd paint first. Just make sure you have some paint left over for touch-ups or along the baseboards, etc. There are bound to be some dings in the paint after the wood floors are installed.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 09, 2017
    Always paint first.

  • Naga Naga on May 09, 2017
    If I were you I will paint before you pull the carpet. This way old carpet act as a drop cloth. Floors next. Better to choose the wood color first. So you choose matching paint for the wall.
    good luck on your project.

  • Mindy Mindy on May 09, 2017
    Paint first. It will be the easiest paint job you ever do as you do not have to worry about dripping on your new floors.