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Old 01-28-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Quote: "We will refinish the hardwood floors in the living room prior to painting."

I would think the floors should be done AFTER painting the walls, but someone who is more knowledgable than me please comment.
Electrical, walls, floors......always in that order!
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Australia
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Quote: "We will refinish the hardwood floors in the living room prior to painting."

I would think the floors should be done AFTER painting the walls, but someone who is more knowledgable than me please comment.

Absolutely... refinish the hardwood floors AFTER painting. It will be easier for the painters to do their job without worrying about scratching/damaging the new floor. Even with drop-sheets, newly refinished hardwood floors are easy to damage as the finish most likely won't have reached its optimum hardening.

The only downside is that there may be a little scuffing of your baseboards (usually just here and there)... but that's pretty easily fixed. Make sure the painters leave you all the leftover paint and just touch the baseboards up as necessary.
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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How much?? How long???
1. Call a painter.
2. Go to a paint store, big box store, anywhere that sells paint and supplies. Tell them what you have and ask them these questions.

Doing #1 and or #2 will give you real world, in your area, cost and time estimates.

You can pay between $5.99 gallon to $40 gallon for paint. Paint may cover 400 SF per gallon, or maybe 100 SF per gallon when using really cheap paint, or horrible surfaces.

An experienced crew might be able to paint your house in one day, an inexperienced person might take a month. To give you an accurate number, someone has to actually see the house.

I once painted a small bathroom that was painted bright red. It should have take a couple hours at most to paint that room. However, I had to sand all of the surfaces, then a add a coat of primer. The red paint bled thru the primer, so I applied another coat. In the end, it took three coats of primer, and then two coats of paint to finish that bathroom. What should have taken a couple hours, took several days, and used 4 times the amount of paint it should have.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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If you've ever removed one of those wallpaper borders or even wallpaper, you would never use it again. It is very time consuming to get it 100% removed with a wall ready to paint. The designer colors gets to be a horror film after a while. If you would paint the entire place in
navajo white, and have the place empty, you could get it done for under 2000. The sprayers can work well on textured walls.
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