A very common painting question we get asked is, "Should you paint or carpet first?" The answer is quite simple: it depends on whom you hire to do your painting. If you select a higher-end paint company who has a good reputation, chances are it will be fine to paint after the carpet is installed. This can be done because the painting contractor will be extra careful in covering the carpet with the proper type of plastic, paper and clean interior drop cloths. (Side note: Notice I said "interior drop cloths!" Believe me, a lot of painters don't know the different and will use a dirty exterior cloth to cover your carpet.)
If you are concerned about your carpet, by all means, paint before the carpet is installed. It really is quite a normal practice. The only downside is that the painter may have to come back after the carpet is installed to touch up or repaint your baseboards and repaint a few scuff marks on the walls that sometimes appear from the carpet installers tool belt.
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Posted on 02/08 at 03:17 PM |
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