1. remove old carpet and pad. (leave tack strips if not damaged)
(this way you can paint baseboards easily, can drag old carpet out
without worrying about new paint, and who cares if paint gets on
BE SURE, to take samples of new carpeting choices to the paint store with you,
when picking out your colors.
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And compare colors under the same lighting conditions that will prevail in
your home. Colors that look good together under fluorescent light may look
like crap together under incandescent light or daylight.
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
Ditto that. I would not want to take out old carpet with a brand new
paint job; I know I would ding something. Painting baseboards and trim
with new carpet in place would be a very dicey matter - very difficult
to get a good paint job AND keep paint off the carpet. If it is only
walls, no trim, still would make me nervous for fear of spilling paint
on the new carpet.
This is IC,
So, I guess it is your contention that there will be no painting anywhere on
the planet in any room that has flooring. Ummm..... Seems there is going
to be a hell of a lot of carpet ripped out. Can you imagine what this will
do to the environment? Every a paint brush is applied to an inside wall ---
poof, there goes the carpet!
By the way, do I need to remove the grass outside for exterior painting?
This is IC
You are right, it is a boon to the carpet industry.
You are obviously taking lessons from the new Arizona Cardinals football
stadium being built here, where the grass is on wheels and can simply be
wheeled to another location when e.g. you want to park cars there for
a car show and don't want to put tracks on the grass.
That said, I have a house where the baseboards go all the way down to the
slab, and painting the interior is a @%@!#$ in the carpeted areas, due to
the need to mask off the carpet edges. Carpet gets stuck in the paint on the
baseboards, drop cloths get propelled by springing carpet and end up sticking
to walls, it's a mess. The easiest way to handle this task is to simply
remove the carpet. Or move the baseboards up so that the carpet goes below
them rather than against them, but that is not easily possible on my house
(solid plaster-on-CBU exterior walls, with a treated nailer strip at the very
base embedded in the concrete to fasten the baseboards to).
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