Painting room, what first?

Hi Do you paint the walls first or the skirting boards first?

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Anthony Rose
101 Reviews, 98% Positive
Walls first then woodwork lastly
27th Aug 2017
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Ex Decorating Emy
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Walls first
5th Sep 2017
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In The City Decorators
27 Reviews, 96% Positive
Ceiling walls then skirting and doors
30th Aug 2017
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Chris Build
19 Reviews, 79% Positive
Walls first
27th Aug 2017
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sole trader
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you paint the walls first.
29th Oct 2017
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LF BUILDING CONTRACTORS LIMITED
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There is no specific order to paint the room. Assuming you need two coats on walls and wood you can apply one to wall & one to wood and then do it again in 24hours.
26th Oct 2017
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I would always suggest working your way down when painting as paint tend to splash and for that very reason i would always paint the ceiling, then the walls and finally the skirting boards.
24th Aug 2017
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Beenrecommended
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i do walls
then skirts
6th Oct 2017
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JH conversions
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Hi ceiling and then walls first
4th Nov 2017
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I would always paint the walls first after preparing both for painting.

This way you don't run the risk of painting the walls and getting drips and splatter onto your skirting boards.
6th Nov 2017
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I would paint skirting boards last
22nd Jan 2018
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agw construction
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Always the walls 1st in my experience
11th Oct 2017
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painting walls first and later skirting
7th Dec 2017
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B&D Plastering
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Ideally you would want to sand down then paint all the skirting boards , architraves etc first as u can wipe the wall paint from them as it is usually water based . It would be harder to wipe skirting paint I:e gloss from the walls as it is usually non water based paint , which means u can't just wipe it of the walls with a bit of water on a cloth . Hope this helps
B&D Plastering
25th Jan 2018
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Daniel Soos
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First ceiling, then walls, then skirting. In this way, you will not mess the work down if its done, when doing for ex.last the ceiling.
21st Nov 2017
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Prepare ceiling and walls ie take out cracks and repair and rub down.
Emulsion ceiling then walls
Bare plaster, emulsion with thinned down emulsion for 1st coat and then apply filler if needed and rub down
30th Nov 2017
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Miracle interior decor
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Work from highest point downward.
Ceiling
First coat on wall
Undercoat on timber surfaces
Second coat on wall
Top coat of satin on timber surfaces to regain sharp lines and finish
12th Nov 2017
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ARD builders london ltd
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Hi
You need to paint skirting board first,,
23rd Dec 2017
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Elmore?s home improvements
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Hi, when your starting to paint a room preparation is the first step.
fill any uneven surfaces using a easy sanding filler like - tetron or easy fill. (Two part wood filler for any timber work)!!
there the best in my opinion.
The next step is to use decorating caulk for any corners, gaps around door frames, gape on skirting boards etc.
Once this is dry you can then sand down the filler and the rest of the walls.
Now you can start to apply your first coat of paint to the ceiling and walls, once the first coat is dry (usually 3/4 hours depending on room temperature)
You can then double check for any more filling that may need another fill!
Once this is complete you can then undercoat your woodwork.
Sand down the walls (spotting off any filler marks with a dab of colour) and woodwork again then apply your top coat to the walls once there dry finish off the woodwork.
8th Apr 2018
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Fred the Painter & Decorator
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Hi there,
I would paint the wall first and do the skirting after
Thanks
Frederic
21st Jan 2018
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MartinB
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Walls should be painted first to avoid drops of paint on the skirting boards. Also emulsion paint dry quicker so skirting boards can be painted few hours after the walls are done.
2nd Jan 2018
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Personally I would paint the walls first but leave the finish coat and then undercoat the skirting and give it one coat of gloss or satin,then finish the wall and then final coat on skirting
6th Feb 2018
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pmw painting & decorating
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All walls to be painted first, wood work last
1st Mar 2018
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Dabhandy
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Ceiling, walls, woodwork.
1st May 2018
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Jai Jobanputra
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I do paint the walls first and then gloss on the skirting boards as it's more quicker!
27th Feb 2018
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Pukka painting
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Walls first
15th Mar 2018
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Midlands home maintenance
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i paint walls first then skirting
19th Jun 2018
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MarkDec
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First coat to walls, undercoat woodwork, second coat to walls, top coat to woodwork.
23rd Jul 2018
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K. R. W Painter and Decorator
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
If painting the whole room, start with the ceiling first, then the walls and then doors, windows and skirting. If a wall has minor surface imperfections such as lines between remaining emulsion paint and bare plaster that cannot be sanded down to a smooth edge, hang lining paper before repainting.
23rd Aug 2018
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