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New floor then decorate or other way round?

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Lilliput Thu 06-Mar-14 14:45:23

I have never done anything but basic home improvement stuff so a bit clueless. So going for hard flooring, do we lay it then paint the walls or paint the walls then lay the floor?

MotherOfInsomniacToddlers Thu 06-Mar-14 14:48:21

Paint the walls first then it won't get ruined

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Thu 06-Mar-14 14:48:32

Walls first or you'll get paint on the new floor, drag ladders and furniture over it etc...

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Thu 06-Mar-14 14:49:43

Oh, assuming you're not doing anything complex with floor that'll involve moving/changing skirting board of course.

Clarabumps Thu 06-Mar-14 14:50:38

Unless you are getting new skirting boards to be fitted after the floor is laid then the floor should be done last.always.

MoreBeta Thu 06-Mar-14 14:51:19

Paint first then work down to the floor.

Lilliput Thu 06-Mar-14 15:00:20

Doh! Of course. Thanks.

struggling100 Thu 06-Mar-14 15:30:22

Walls, then floor. Be prepared to touch up the walls at the end. (I use a Paintpod, and just do one final coat).

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