When you are in the thick of a home renovation, knowing when to complete the tasks necessary can be a question on every homeowner’s mind. This is especially true if you are new to renovating. Painting is a big part of renovations, and you may be wondering at what point you start the painting process. Is it the first thing you do, or the last? L.W. Winslow Painting is here to talk about the best time to complete the painting when doing a home renovation.
Painting First Isn’t Always Right
For a lot of people, they assume that when you are in the middle of a renovation, you should paint the room first. There are definitely instances where this is the right choice, but there are some renovations that can damage newly painted walls.
Decide on Design & Décor First When Decorating a Room or House
Sometimes when you hurry and paint a room that you are planning to redecorate, it can be a mistake. Often, when homeowners are envisioning the new space, they have a clear image of what they want the room to look like. Once they start gathering the accessories and other design choices, their vision might change. If you have already painted the room and decide to go in another direction, you may find yourself repainting to compliment the design. Decide on the design and make some design purchases before you paint the room.
Kitchen & Bathroom Remodel Project Order; Paint Last
When you doing a kitchen or bathroom remodel, you will find that you have do a considerable amount of demolition to complete the job. You want to wait until you have taken out the old cabinets and vanities before you paint anything. Demolition can cause damage to new paint and you may find yourself having to paint again if you paint too soon. Do the construction work on the kitchen and bathroom before you paint the walls.
Paint Before or After Refinishing Hardwood Floors? After!
The process of refinishing hardwood flooring is a messy process. As you sand off the old finish in preparation for the new finish, it creates a large amount of dust. The dust produced in this process can end up sticking to your new paint. It is best to complete the refinishing of any flooring before applying a new coat of paint on the walls. You will have to take the time to protect the new flooring, but it will be worth it if it means that you don’t have to paint the walls twice.
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In a home renovation, there are generally a lot of surprises that make the job more difficult. If you find you don’t have the time or patience to complete the painting and don’t want to deal with another project, the experts at L.W. Winslow Painting can help. We use only the highest quality in paint that will be durable and leave your home beautiful for years to come. Call us today!