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Paint Question (2nd question in org. post)

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MrsSchwags
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Paint Question (2nd question in org. post)

Ok this may be dumb..but please be kind....this is the first time I am really doing any hands on house projects.

We are painting our dining room, which has molding on the floor. Which do we paint first?

The walls cranberry or the molding white?

***Added question

Now, I am doing 3 walls one color and the 4th a different. what is a good technique to make the corners look nice?

Message edited 10/5/2006 3:31:31 PM.

Posted 10/5/06 2:37 PM
 
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Re: Paint Question

I would do the molding last.

Posted 10/5/06 2:49 PM
 

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Re: Paint Question

I did the moulding first in my room (probobly wrong)...but it was easy to just be clppy with that, then when it was time for the walls, I just taped em out.

Good luck with your project!

Posted 10/5/06 2:57 PM
 

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Re: Paint Question

Message edited 10/9/2006 8:44:42 PM.

Posted 10/5/06 3:00 PM
 

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Re: Paint Question

Typically you should remove the molding before you paint the wall.

If you decide not to, I would do the wall first and tape the molding.

After completing the wall and letting it dry, tape just above the molding on the wall and paint your molding.

Posted 10/5/06 3:09 PM
 

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Re: Paint Question

Sorry, is the molding on the floor or the wall?

Posted 10/5/06 3:17 PM
 

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Re: Paint Question

Posted by jerome8283

Typically you should remove the molding before you paint the wall.

If you decide not to, I would do the wall first and tape the molding.

After completing the wall and letting it dry, tape just above the molding on the wall and paint your molding.



this is what Id do too.

Posted 10/5/06 3:20 PM
 

MrsSchwags
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Re: Paint Question

the molding is on the wall but it borders the floor

Posted 10/5/06 3:29 PM
 

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Re: Paint Question

My painter started with teh moldings - no taping since moldings are typically white. And then the wall color (he didn't tape, but if I were painting on my own - this is where you would tape)

Posted 10/5/06 3:32 PM
 

jerome8283
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Re: Paint Question (2nd question in org. post)

***Added question

Now, I am doing 3 walls one color and the 4th a different. what is a good technique to make the corners look nice?


I would do your lighter colors first, let them dry, tape and do the others.

Posted 10/5/06 3:34 PM
 

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Re: Paint Question (2nd question in org. post)

Posted by jerome8283

***Added question

Now, I am doing 3 walls one color and the 4th a different. what is a good technique to make the corners look nice?



I would do your lighter colors first, let them dry, tape and do the others.


Sorry, I meant darker first because if you make a mistake you can always cover up light paint mistakes on darker painted walls.

Tape your corners and ceilings.

Message edited 10/5/2006 3:50:47 PM.

Posted 10/5/06 3:50 PM
 

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Re: Paint Question (2nd question in org. post)

do all edge work first and then take the roller and roll into the edges - redues bruesh strokess

if you check DIY network they have a top 10 things on painting - here is the link DIY

Posted 10/5/06 4:06 PM
 

MrsSchwags
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Re: Paint Question (2nd question in org. post)

Posted by snowprincess

do all edge work first and then take the roller and roll into the edges - redues bruesh strokess

if you check DIY network they have a top 10 things on painting - here is the link DIY



Thanks!

Posted 10/5/06 5:09 PM
 
 

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