Which one should I do first ?

In my bedroom, I plan on pulling up my carpet, refinish the floor, and then paint the entire room. Which one should I do first, the floors or the painting?

  9 answers
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Mar 03, 2018
    Refinishing hardwood can be incredibly dusty, it’s probably best to do the floors first and the walls last— after a thorough cleaning/ vacuuming.
  • Gary B Gary B on Mar 03, 2018
    I always like to do the floors last, paint walls and ceilings using the carpet as a dropcloth
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 03, 2018
    Floor first
  • Pull up carpet, paint, refinish floor
  • Jawene Jawene on Mar 03, 2018
    I agree-I always do walls first.
  • Myz29674957 Myz29674957 on Mar 03, 2018
    Smart, paint first using carpet as drop clot and floor last!
  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Mar 03, 2018
    Paint the room first, pull up the carpet, then do the floor.
  • Imjhale Imjhale on Mar 03, 2018
    Floors first. They are more permanent (and expensive) than walls. Paint will come off refinished floor more easily if done soon after it happens. This can be avoided with painters tape and canvas dropcloths. Walls can be touched up more easily than walls
  • DeAnna DeAnna on Mar 04, 2018
    I'd paint first, unless you plan to use the carpet in another room. The carpet can be used essentially as your drop cloth.
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