Paint baseboard before carpet change

I'm getting whole new carpet in the house. I want to paint all baseboards myself before the change. Will the carpet installer take off baseboard for carpet change? I'm trying to figure out when would be the best time for me to do the painting easily. Any advice appreciated.
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no, the carpet installer won't take off the baseboard. your best bet is to paint them before carpet. then you will have to go back and touch up because the installer will inevitably scratch the baseboard.
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And, paint at least 48 hours ahead of time. Double that if the weather's humid. I don't care what it says on paint cans. It takes longer to really cure. If you've ever seen carpet fuzz stuck to baseboards, which indicates a cob job, you'll understand what I'm saying.
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Thanks all.
Then I'll paint the baseboard with the old carpet on. I don't need to care how dirty the carpet will get. But I expect it's really hard to get paint to the bottom part. I'll try to lift up the carpet close to the baseboard, the work would be much easier if I can flip it away .

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No! If you're 100% positive the new carpet is a done deal, remove some of the old stuff to paint the baseboard. Think about it. First of all, the old carpet might prevent you from painting the baseboard all the way to the floor. The old carpet will leave fuzz stuck to the paint. And, the new carpet might not cover the part of the baseboard that you miss.
Or, it's a cob job.

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Your exactly right! I'll remove all and make it an easy and clean job. Thanks.

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Or, at least remove 6" or a foot, so you can work without any fuzzy crap invading your beautiful paint job. How often do you get to do this, know what I mean? Every 11 years? People look at molding when they come into your house. YOU look at it! Do it right, with an insane level of obsessiveness. Come one....

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How the hell do we know what your carpet installer will do? Call him, ask him. Don't waste our time our ours asking questions on here that nobody can answer because they are not the folks who will be doing the actual installation.
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"Jim McLaughlin" <jim.mclaughlin> wrote in message

Of course we know what they will do. They don't do a darned thing they don't have to do. They will not remove baseboards unless specifically stated in the contract.
Bob
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says...

Is it normal practice for carpet installers to remove and replace tha baseboards? Do you know? Do you truly think they're all so different?
Are you trying to help?
The answer, IME, on both coasts and the middle of the U.S. is - no.
Although who knows what folks do what they'd usually not do, or not do what they'd usually do, around a grouch like you.
Banty
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I just went thru this.
I pulled up all the old carpet myself.
Some of the baseboard was showing it's age, I pulled it off and installed new. I also put in new quarter rounds at the floor.
The installer didn't like the new quarter rounds. The old were about 1/2 inch high, those were OK, but the new 3/8's that I used, he claimed wouldn't look right with carpet. He recommended no quarter round at all.
I didn't want to remove them everywhere so I just replaced the smaller ones with larger ones.
I your case, I'd say, now's the time to paint. You can paint after installation, but it's harder. You don't have to remove the carpet like I did.
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Dude, seriously. I actually used to install carpet in a past life. Bearing this in mind, I must proclaim..."Who gives a shit what the installer likes/thinks!". That's not what he's paid for.
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I had a room where carpet had been installed, then the baseboards painted.
You could tell. The carpet was stuck to the paint in places. The painter did a good job - I'd have made a huge mess out of it if it were me - but clearly the carpet should have been installed after the paint.
-rev
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Pull the current carpet back. Clean, dry, do any patching and sanding, and paint. They don't need to be removed at all.
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On Fri, 14 Apr 2006 14:33:42 -0700, Banty wrote:

...and don't worry about paint on the carpet! Several years ago we were about to have new carpet installed and I wanted to paint before. One day I came in with a drippy can and set it right down in front of the wife. She just about came unglued and I laughed my ass off. She then realized I was busting her hump; the carpet was going in a week or so.
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You're not a painting contractor? Good. >whew<
I mean, who wants to live with that for even a week, and deal with possibly tracking the paint around?
I've done this job, with intent to replace the carpet, and it still pays not to be a slob. For one room, the carpet arrived with a defect and the store immediately reordered with apologies. But that meant a coupla more weeks living with the old carpet, laid back down loosely. Since I do things with care, it wasn't a big deal.
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On Sat, 15 Apr 2006 06:13:13 -0700, Banty wrote:

Nope.
Paint dries in a week or two. Please.

It's *not* a big deal. Sheesh!
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Good.
Faster than that! But the point is, you have the mess, and the chance to track it around before it tries. What good is that?

Sure, of course it's no big deal. But *you* brought it up. Thinking - what - I'd giggle over it? The *point* is, there's no benefit to it either, and is just dumb and sloppy.
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On Sat, 15 Apr 2006 10:17:43 -0700, Banty wrote:

I thought you were quicker than that!

It dies in minutes on things like carpet, which is why I use canvas drop cloths.

I brought it up as a joke I played on the wife. The *fact* is that if the carpet is coming up anyway there is no reason to ba anal about getting paint on it. It *WON'T* trak more than a few feet and that's likely still on the carpet that's leaving in a few days.

NO, it seems your ass is too tight to giggle over anything.

There is no point in being an anal asshole either. Sometimes it's good to just relax and not fret over carpet that's going in the landfill tomorrow. It's a *LOT* easier to not bother with drop-cloths too.
Grow up B!
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