During your remodel, when should I paint?

One of the FAQs we get from homeowners involved in an extensive room or home renovation is when during the process should they paint?  If you’re having flooring installed you don’t want to risk anything happening to your new floors, but what about the risk of having those freshly painted walls damaged in the process of the old flooring being removed or new being put in?

Flooring or Paint, What comes first?

This may seem like a question difficult to answer, but really it comes down to whether or not your baseboards will be removed or replaced when the flooring is. The processing of ripping out baseboards will likely cause unwanted damage to your walls that requires repair. For this reason there is little point in painting prior to this step.

If your baseboards will not be replaced when the flooring is changed, you can paint at any stage in the process. Naturally, it can still be beneficial to have permanent features like flooring, countertops, or even windows installed prior to painting. These permanent features can become useful tools during the color collection process.

Protecting Your New Floors From Paint Spills

A good painting company will treat your home the way they treat theirs and take the necessary precautions to make sure your property, including your flooring, are properly covered and protected during the painting process. If you are concerned about how they will care for your home, ask about the companies jobsite policies and a list of referrals! Any company that isn’t ready to provide you with answers to these questions probably isn’t one you want to have performing work in your home.

Skip The Stress & The Mess

Renovations can be confusing and stressful, but we hope this helps take some of the guesswork out of the process. If you have any other questions or live in the Metro Atlanta area and would like help with your next interior painting project, give us a call today! Our team at Atlanta Painting Company is dedicated to delivering an amazing experience to all of our customers