Replacing the trim and floors as well as painting. What order is best?

Here is my thought:

  1. Rip off trim
  2. Prime/paint
  3. install flooring
  4. Install trim
  5. patch/paint trim
  6. finish coat paint
  • Confused: are 3 and 7 the same? And is 6 the whole wall finish, or just cutting in at the top of the base caulking? (Hint: I'd do the latter.) – Aloysius Defenestrate Nov 22 '20 at 4:39
  • yes 7 was a repeat. 6 would include both. But now thinking of installing trim first then caulk and cut? – Marincountyspotter Nov 22 '20 at 5:15
  • Personally, I'd still do the main finish paint in step 2 so that you didn't have to worry about splattering paint on the trim or the floor. (FWIW, I like to do the finish paint on trim before install, as well. Then after install, it's just a little bit of touchup on nail holes and the aforementioned caulk.) Lots of rational people disagree on these things, though. – Aloysius Defenestrate Nov 22 '20 at 19:27

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