Should you paint baseboards before the walls?

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  • Emily Emily on Dec 14, 2017
    no, I wouldn't because the wall paint may drip on the woodwork, whereas the woodwork painting would be done with a brush so more control.

  • Cindy Cindy on Dec 14, 2017
    Hi Jan, I think you should paint the walls and then paint the base boards. If you are going to paint the ceiling too, start with ceiling first. Always "top to bottom" when it comes to painting.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 14, 2017
    I usually paint the walls before the base boards

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 15, 2017
    Please - paint the walls first. If there are any accidental drips, they won't ruin your freshly painted baseboards.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Dec 15, 2017
    Gently pry the baseboards off the walls and paint them separately. The walls can be painted close to the floor, the baseboards won’t have any drips and it’s much easier...once all is painted put the baseboards back on.