Asked on Oct 5, 2017

What is the best order of tasks for redoing a stairwell?

Ret GrantEddy RadarHolly Kinchlea-Brown


We need to paint most of it, put in new carpet, change out a window, and wallpaper a wall at the base. What should the order be to minimize disruption and excess work?

6 answers
  • Flipturn
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Removal -messy dirty work first.- remove carpet, remove wallpaper, remove all millwork trim, baseboards, window trim, etc.

    Dirty construction work next, working ceiling to floor, high to low, if at all possible. So in this case it includes replacing the window.

    Paint next. Wallpaper next. Carpet installation last.

  • FL
    on Oct 5, 2017

    What he said^^^^^^!!!!!
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Do all the striping out first, then the Base wall and window so it is then weatherproof, and then Plaster Base wall, followed by any timber work followed by Paintwork followed by wallpaper.............
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Window first, paint, wallpaper then flooring
  • Eddy Radar
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Thank you all!
  • Ret Grant
    on Oct 6, 2017

    I save the carpet for last since it acts as a protection for the floor underneath until the end when I am ready to do the floor. Gravity takes everything down to the floor.
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