When scheduling your remodel project you may wonder if you should have your home painted before or after your hardwood refinishing. We advise that you save the painting for after the flooring project for a few reasons.
When refinishing your hardwood there are a lot of big heavy machines being moved throughout your home, dust, and our professionals have to move up against the walls to reach certain parts of the flooring.
The four big reasons to wait include-
- Possible bumps and nicks. Edgers can bump against the base boards and scuff the paint. Generally shoe molding or baseboards will cover this bumps or nicks but if you wait to paint until after we have completed the project they can clean these marks up with no issue.
- Staining the wood flooring can be a messy process and stain occasionally gets on the baseboards. We try to tape the door jams to keep them clean but it is not always possible to keep it entirely clean.
- Sweaty bodies from our employees can mark your walls. Hardwood refinishing is a demanding job and we are moving heavy machinery in and out of your home and there are times that we touch, bump or lean against the walls to get the job done. We hope to never mark the walls but there are times when it is unavoidable. If you have recently painted it will be more noticeable but if you have not it can easily be covered with a new coat of paint.
- Shoe molding or quarter round is generally removed during the refinishing process. The painter will touch this up and re-caulk the baseboards and shoe molding to really complete the process and transform the look of your home.
These reasons are a great way to get your floor looking beautiful and the walls too!