It isn't critical whether you install flooring or paint the walls first in an empty gutted room, but there are a few reasons why installing the flooring first might eliminate potential problems.
Countertops Go On First. Before you can drop in a top range or slide in an under-counter dishwasher, the countertop must be in place. Using a paper template of the countertop configuration, including the placement of appliances and fixtures, like the sink, will help you spot problems before you install the countertop.
Flooring Before Painting. When redecorating a room, people often wonder, “Should I paint the walls before or after I replace the flooring?” A.G. Williams, as a professional painting and remodeling contractor, recommends finishing the flooring first, be it carpet, laminate, tile or hardwood.
When you brush the sealer, the brush creates friction on the surface, breaks the surface tension of the wood, and works the sealer into the pores of the wood. The more sealer that you can get the wood to absorb, the longer your project will last.
Composite Deck Stain Paint - EPL Wood Coating The best thing you can do for your composite deck surface is to coat and seal with a colored composite deck paint like EPL. It will cover the stains, fill the tiny...
In a bedroom, if you are going to carpet and paint a bedroom, which would you recommend to do first? Pulling up 20 year-old carpet can be incredibly dirty and dusty - but I also see the benefits of having the old carpet down for paint splatters.
If you paint first, and then do floors, there is a good chance that a lot of dirt, dust, sawdust or tile/stone dust will end up on your freshly painted walls and trim. There is a possibility that the walls or trim may be damaged by the installation of the flooring.
You can also use the ever-popular chalk paint (I, personally, am not a fan and prefer using latex), but with chalk paint you will have to either wax it or use some type of top coat product like poly to protect it and give the flat, matte finish of chalk paint some luster.
Painting a ceiling poses the greatest risk of paint drips on the floor. Accidental paint spills on new carpet can be disappointing. Depending on the carpet’s fabric content and construction, the type and color of paint and the extent of the spill, it can be difficult to remove the paint from the carpet.
The old countertops would be removed (and the old backsplash), then either the cabinets painted or the counters and backsplash replaced, whichever happened to be scheduled first. (If you’re really worried about counter or tile installers causing damage, we can always go in and do the cabinet painting afterwards.) However, in our experience it really doesn’t matter.
We don't think twice about wiping off excess stain when we stain interior wood, do the same if you over-apply sealer on exterior composite lumber. The reasons are simple. First is aesthetics. When you apply too much deck sealer and it puddles on the surface and dries, it looks bad. It will leave shiny spots on the surface.
Composite decks contain a mix of plastic and wood and are prone to mold and mildew growth just like wood decks, so you should choose a high-quality composite sealer to protect your finished project.
Meanwhile over in Bizzaro World (aka Carpet Talk.com) Q: Do you install carpet before or after painting? A#1: After, I like to scuff up the painters work just for fun. A#2: Before, that way when the paint Bozos drag in the dropclothes they were using out in the oil stained driveway, I get to go back and charge a fortune to clean the carpet.
I should probably paint the cabinets before putting in a new countertop. This, of course, means we remove the countertops and let me paint. Which means no working sink if we have to turn the water off.
When Granite Countertops Come First If your cabinets are in good shape structurally and you like the layout, but you’re not keen on the color or finish, select and install the granite countertop first.
Composite wood as I know it to be is the wood alternative that a lot of people are using for their decks now a days. If it is MDF or particle board then it is not designed to stain but it will paint really nice.
The first thing you should do is figure out what color/ theme you would like to use. This way you can figure out what color counter-tops you would need, since this would be the first thing to be changed out. Then the back splash. If you are only repainting the cabinets, then they would be next. Finally, end up with the walls.
My latest quandary is whether I should first choose the granite for the countertops and then choose the cabinet finish (which is likely to be paint/glaze), or to do it the other way around and choose the cabinetry first.
But if you’re putting new carpets down, I’m always going to say go ahead and do that last. A lot of times things might need to be touched up, so we’re going to just come back and …
Composite Deck Finish is a high solids product, and if overapplied it will not just evaporate away. Q: Why is it important to clean before applying CDF to a deck? A: If you apply Composite Deck Finish to a dirty surface, the deck may turn dark and dingy.
Our kitchen remodeling project is moving very slowly. It seems every time I take one step forward, I take two steps back. My latest quandary is whether I should first choose the granite for the countertops and then choose the cabinet finish (which is likely to be paint/glaze), or to do it the other way around and choose the cabinetry first.
Paint first or carpet first? Also, in a kitchen remodel that will include refinishing (sanding) wood floors, new counter top, and painting cabinets - what order should I tackle these? In both scenarios I'm looking to save time and energy, as I am fitting these projects in with an already busy schedule as a working soccer mom.
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