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What's the best order for new carpet, paint walls and skirting boards?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Min, 20 Nov 2018.

  1. Min

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    Hi folks

    I've decided to re-do my hall, stairs and landing. What's the best order to do things in?

    If I paint the skirting boards before the carpet's laid, won't the carpet kickers damage the new paint?

    But so much easier to paint without carpet there. What do you recommend?

    Thanks folks

    Mary
     
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    Definitely paint the skirting before the new carpet.

    Carpet fitters normally use stainless steel bolsters to tuck the carpet in to the gap behind the gripper roads. If you use waterbased paints the bolster may leave black marks but you should be able to wipe them away.

    Most of the woodwork that I paint is oil based eggshell. I prefer to leave 5 days before letting the carpet fitters in.
     
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    Brilliant, thanks opps
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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