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Old 03-07-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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What is the right order to do things in?
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Paint first. Then you don't have to worry about drips/splatters on your new carpet.
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Haymarket, Va
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Paint first. Then you don't have to worry about drips/splatters on your new carpet.
I agree............
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Nor Cal
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I would paint first. You can always do a little touch up if the carpet layers ding a spot on the wall.
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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If there's old carpet- pull it.
Paint, then install new carpet. And be hawk with the carpet installers. The hardest thing to touch up (especially with medium to dark tones) are the walls with flat paint.
Baseboards fair pretty well except for the occasional hammer nick from nailing down the tackstrip.
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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We've owned a floor covering business for 35 years and I say DEFINITELY paint first.

Good luck!
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:59 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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Paint first. You won't even have to put down drop cloths if the carpet is going to be replaced right away.
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Paint, then carpet.
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: la hacienda
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ohh paint first then carpet ... been there done that!
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Paint first.
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