When To Paint & When To Wait

When To Paint & When To Wait

Many people who are about to remodel get confused on whether they should paint or begin the remodel and paint after. For example, let’s say you are about to install new bathroom cabinets, should you paint and then install them? Or install them, tape everything off, and then paint?

Remodeling experts say, painting FIRST is the way to go! Think about it; you have nothing in your way! If this is a complete remodel, it’s recommended that you paint before the flooring and baseboards are installed, too.

Why waste the money and time taping things off and covering flooring when you can just go ahead and get it done before all of the finished products are installed? This way, you won’t accidentally get paint on any of your new upgrades. Once everything is dry, go ahead and start installing your upgrades.
Soon, your walls will look great, and you’ll be glad you got the painting out of the way!


  1. one
    Comment by Esmael: Jan 18, 2012 at 1:27 AM

    True! You’ll just ruin your flooring when you get it installed before painting the ceilings and walls.

  2. two
    Comment by Kyle@Indianapolis Painting Company: Jan 31, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Agree, you work will be faster and will be more efficient if you paint it first before installing them.


  3. three
    Comment by Danna@Photo into painting: Feb 3, 2012 at 4:43 AM

    Paint it first! Let it done first so you can decide if it’s all good enough to install and remodel it. At least, you can still decide if the painting looks good or not, you can change it if it’s not working well to you. I think it would be less work in your part.

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    Comment by Bo Murray @ Panic Exit Bars: Feb 8, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Of course it is always much more reasonable to start remodeling with painting the walls, and maybe even some of the furniture. It is always better to start from the top down, so you don’t have to drag everything through the freshly redecorated lower floors later on. It is also important to think about the security measures in a new home, making sure your doors and windows close and lock well, and let’s not forget the insulation that comes before everything. A good remodeling project always requires some strategic planning.

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    Comment by Ella@Miami Condos: Feb 13, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Before starting painting the entire wall you might want to try to create couple of stripes at the side of a wall.

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    Comment by Rosie@st regis bal harbour: Feb 16, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Remove any furniture that you can from the room. All other furniture should be pulled away from the walls. Move as much furniture as possible to the center of the room.

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    Comment by Edward: Mar 22, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Remodel first then repaint for finishing. Also ask for advice from professionals.

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