Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Saturday, March 3, 2012

if you are a do-it-your-selfer...

Do you paint the trim first,
or do you paint the walls first?

Please discuss...

11 comments:

  1. Ugh, painting! So time consuming...yet so rewarding when it's all done. Personally I edge around all the trim/ceiling/floor with my wall paint, then roll the walls, then repeat for a second coat and then paint the trim at the end expecting I'll probably have to touch up bits of trim color on the walls at the very end...

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  2. The walls. The roller tends to spatter the paint a bit. Even the good Benjamin Moore paint. Plus, I always use my brush and run the wall color into the seam between wall & trim. And what's with the blue tape?! That takes way to much time. You just need a nice steady hand and an angled brush with good, soft bristles. I LOVE to paint!

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  3. LOL, Karen. The trim. I try to do the hard stuff first. Plus, I find it easier to "blend" with the roller than the brush, over what's already been cut in.

    Hope the nonwinter winter blues faded some with this beautiful day.

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  4. P.S. Mary's approach sounds right...perhaps the real task is to love the painting!

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  5. My mom loved to paint. Her method was always to do the walls first.

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  6. I can't even get past the thinking about what color I want phase! When I have painted, it's been walls first. What color are you painting?

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  7. Wall first, as I am liable to get the paint on the trim!

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  8. The walls - I love to spend more time on the detail of the trim, so I leave it til the end... and I just painted my laundry room so this is bring back some fun memories!! ;)

    xoxo michele

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  9. Trim first...get the hardest over with.

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