11:09AM | 07/01/08
Member Since: 06/29/08
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OK - I need some advice here. I am removing the carpet and old baseboard. I will be re-painting the whole room, installing new baseboard/toe, new laminate flooring and installing crown molding. Someone told me to install the new floor first so the baseboard can be installed and caulked and then the walls painted and crown installed last. The baseboard will be painted white while a color will be on the walls. Something about having a cleaner paint line above the baseboard. Does this make sense to install the floor first?



12:44PM | 07/01/08
Member Since: 07/28/02
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I guess you could install the floor first but normally the flooring is not installed under the baseboard, also you then will working over a finished floor and could damage it.

I would install all of the trim and prime it before you caulk and if do not run to large of a bead the paint lines will be straight. Alot of painters are getting the trim finish coated and then apply the color on the walls as it is easier to get straight lines. The wall should be primed and ready for the final coat of color in this process.

Hope this helps out.


07:33AM | 07/02/08
Member Since: 06/29/08
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Thanks - that makes sense. Looks like the floor will be installed last or next to last, before the shoe.


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