Asked on May 11, 2017

What should I redo/paint first? Floors or walls?

Georgia BridgmanCarolynBernadette Staal


If I'm having hardwood floors refinished and painting interior walls which should I do first, the floors or the walls?
how long should I wait between projects?
10 answers
  • Michel Cromwell
    on May 11, 2017

    I would do the walls first. That way any drips, etc., on the floor would be taken care of when you refinish the floors.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 11, 2017

    I have been there in the past.Paint the walls first.
  • William
    on May 11, 2017

    I concur! Walls first. Floors are always last with any remodel.
  • Jen R
    on May 12, 2017

    I agree, but expect touch ups on the baseboards after the floors are finished. Good luck!
  • Jan Clark
    on May 12, 2017

    We recently did the same thing. Walls first! Drips and splatters won't matter.
  • Judith Watson
    on May 12, 2017

    Always do the walls first.
  • John
    on May 12, 2017

    DEFINITELY walls first.....getting spilled, splattered paint off hardwood floors can scratch the wood, remove the finish, or if enough is spilled...warp the wood
  • Bernadette Staal
    on May 12, 2017

    walls then floor because you do not want any drips or splatters from your walls on your new floors.
  • Carolyn
    on May 12, 2017

    Ceilings, walls, then floors. I've never painted a room's walls without painting the ceiling. If possible remove furniture first. Covering the floor first with tarp, paper, ect before painting will help with clean up. Before sanding floors, remove furniture, Cover vents, windows, door openings, ornate light fixtures: prevention verses extra cleaning.
  • Georgia Bridgman
    on May 13, 2017

    I would remove the baseboards first, paint everything (ceiling and doors, etc. then finish floor and baseboard. Taking off the base to refinish saves the wall from staining mishaps
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