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Repainting living room- ceiling or walls first?

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whataboutbob Sat 18-Jun-16 08:18:42

I'm repainting he living room and have been prepping the walls, but just wondering whether i should paint the ceiling first? Also, should I sugar soap the ceiling too? It was last painted about 11 years ago. And what about the skirting boards, do I do them last? Many thanks for advice.

neonrainbow Sat 18-Jun-16 08:19:47

I usually do celing, walls, skirting. Just be careful cutting in.

hardheadedwoman Sat 18-Jun-16 08:20:02

Deffo ceiling first in case of drips on the wall

dementedma Sat 18-Jun-16 08:20:45

Ceiling first so you don't drip on freshly painted walls and skirting boards

whataboutbob Sat 18-Jun-16 08:26:52

Thanks guys that's a great response! Does skirting boards exactly same colour as ceiling (but in eggshell) usually work well?

neonrainbow Sat 18-Jun-16 10:47:18

I only ever do ceilings and skirting pure white so it works for me!! I have a thing about woodwork must be white.

MyLlamasGoneBananas Sat 18-Jun-16 21:26:35

Sand your skirting and any paintwork at least 34 hours before painting. It gives the dust time to settle and be wiped away.

whataboutbob Sat 18-Jun-16 22:54:54

That's a top tip MyLlamas, I remember dust flying around as I was painting last time, and it was annoying.

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