Floors or walls?

We are getting our floors refinished and painting the walls. Which one would you do first?

  8 answers
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jun 10, 2018
    It all depends upon how you are having your floors refinished and how neat you are - even with drop cloths. either way has pluses and minuses.
  • Floors, it is a messy messy project. Make sure they tape off the rooms properly.
  • Gabi Ralea Gabi Ralea on Jun 10, 2018
    Paint the walls first, then work on the floors. The new flooring might get broken or dirty while working on the walls.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 10, 2018
    Hi EJ,
    As a general rule, it's best to do the ceilings first, then the walls and last the floors. The reason is that doing both the ceiling and the walls will affect the floor. Doing it last should give you the best results. BTW, I know you didn't ask about the ceiling but I thought I'd toss it in my reply, just in case. Wishing you the best.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 10, 2018
    Walls everytime! Wouldn't want to spoil new floors with paint!
  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on Jun 10, 2018
    I would paint the walls first. You don’t want paint on your floors. You could always dust your walls off later.
  • William William on Jun 10, 2018
    Floors always last in any remod. You don't want any OOPS on new floors. Even covering them up any dirt and grit can damage them.
  • Emily Emily on Jun 10, 2018
    Floors. Sanding remember.

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