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I am close to signing a contract and now trying to line up a few basic renovations I want to do to the unit, one being paint\plaster and the other being refinish the hardwood floors. It seems like both processes have a chance of effecting the other (ie. getting paint on a newly refinished floor, or refinishing hardware scuffing up newly painted baseboard moldings/walls). Thoughts?
Sorry this should have been in Renovations
painting first. then you can spill whatever on the fllors and it all gets sanded away
i have always seen the pros do it the other way around. re-do the floors and then cover carefully with heavy duty paper and go at the paint plaster etc. as they explained it to me, pretty much impossible to contain the dirt from sanding floors and therefore screwing up the newly painted walls. also easier to handle the issue you mention about scuffed baseboards.
i would redo the floors first and then put paper down on top. those "dustless" sandings are a joke. lots of dust everywhere.
>i have always seen the pros
Always? How many times are you talking about? Shouldn't you be a pro by now?