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Old 09-17-2009, 09:07 PM   #21
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walls then trim...way ive always seen it done...but too each there own like stated..
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:05 PM   #22
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Me usually trim then walls. But the job I start tomorrow and one earlier this summer we didn't put the finish coat on the base boards until last because the floors were being refinished. So it can be different every time.
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Thanks Guys!

Yeah, points taken - every job is unique. I like the guy who said he primes last because he gets better coverage. Well done.
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So, what do YOU think? What problems am I going to cause by doing it this way? And how do you do it?
This depends upon whether you live in the northern hemisphere, or the southern hemisphere.

If the water in your drain spins counter clockwise, paint the trim first.

If the water spins clockwise, paint the walls first.

If you live on the equator, the accepted method is to paint the walls and the trim at the same time.

This is due to a phenomenon known as the paintuinox. Being closer to the sun causes light to be diffused in such a manner that it is virtually impossible to discern where the wall and trim actually meet.

Painting the walls and the trim simultaneously creates a cosmic paradox which opens a rift in the space-time chrysanthemum, unveiling an invisible perfectly straight force-field that exists between all walls and trim in the entire universe.

The wall and trim paint will guide themselves along this force-field line in perfect synergy, creating the most perfect line, despite the hindrance of being to close to the sun.

All Jedi painters are aware of this mystical chymestry.

This is actually where the expression "flying to close to the sun" came from. It is a little known fact that Icarus was a house painter who lived on the equator. His inability to cut a straight line between trim and wall would drive him into fits of aerobatic rage, and eventually he flew to close to the sun, and burned off the bristles on his finest ox hair brush.

Just be sure to consult a local Shaman to guide you in the process, many men have tried and died in pursuit of this ancient ritual.

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If you live on the equator, the accepted method is to paint the walls and the trim at the same time.
LC, Why does this happen to me every time I paint the walls and the trim at the same time. I hate it when they take me and keep poking me. Sometimes it hurts for days. I can never reminder the whole encounters.
I am on the west coast. Is this method only if I live on the equator? Have I crossed the cosmic paradox beyond space-time?
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This is getting worse than the Amber thread......
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It depends for me. Small job where I can't wait for dry times so much I do walls then trim. If it's larger though I like to work top to bottom. Crown, windows, and door casings first, then walls, then base. Reason being is I make cleaner cuts faster cutting wall into trim with the exception of baseboard which I cut cleaner faster into wall and don't have to worry as much about overspray.
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I'm thinking about more effective ways to do repaint projects. Traditionally I have always cut and painted the walls and then cut in the trim afterward. But upon reflection, it would seem more effective to paint the trim first, not bothering to cut in carefully. Once the trim is completed, then the walls can be cut and rolled in. This would eliminate the time-consuming issue of cutting in trim around freshly painted walls.
OMG! I think you've stumbled onto something! You may have changed the way the entire painting industry approaches...uh..??..uh....PAINTING!
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It depends for me. Small job where I can't wait for dry times so much I do walls then trim. If it's larger though I like to work top to bottom. Crown, windows, and door casings first, then walls, then base. Reason being is I make cleaner cuts faster cutting wall into trim with the exception of baseboard which I cut cleaner faster into wall and don't have to worry as much about overspray.
This is how we do it also. I'll never understand how people think its easier to trim the wall last to the baseboard. Its so much easier to cut the wall into the base that when someone says the baseboard is fine dont paint it, I throw it in for free.
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LC, Why does this happen to me every time I paint the walls and the trim at the same time. I hate it when they take me and keep poking me. Sometimes it hurts for days. I can never reminder the whole encounters.
As I said, you must consult a local Shaman to pursue this ancient ritual.

You would do well to visit your local "Shaman Williams" store, where they will provide you with the necessary materials and incantations to guide your journey.

P.s. Those entities who are attacking you are student painters from a different dimension. They have the advantage when you are in their dominion. Exercise caution. That poking feeling is the sharp end of their yard signs which they indiscriminately try to put anywhere where there is a vacant space.
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WOW, you lot are a funny bunch. where the HELL is DaArch?
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WOW, you lot are a funny bunch. where the HELL is DaArch?

Still working on putting names to the million or so pics he took at the NGPP convention.
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Every job is different - time constraints etc.

However, if it is a large interior repaint (several rooms/whole house)

remove wallpaper (see this too often not to mention)
prep all surfaces to be painted
paint ceilings
paint all trim, doors, windows except for the base board
paint walls
paint base
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It depends for me. Small job where I can't wait for dry times so much I do walls then trim. If it's larger though I like to work top to bottom. Crown, windows, and door casings first, then walls, then base. Reason being is I make cleaner cuts faster cutting wall into trim with the exception of baseboard which I cut cleaner faster into wall and don't have to worry as much about overspray.
-- Was beginning to think I was the only one who went this route.
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Sologloss waterborne acrylic white trim and then 1 coat flat on the walls.

12'x12' sq. 10' high walls 3 windows with 6 pane double hung sashes.

5 hours.

I like trim first, then walls.
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brilliant I tell ya
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I like to do the ceilings last....waaaaay easier

I hope your not serious.
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