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New Carpet and Decorating - which way round?

(26 Posts)
Kateykrunch Tue 12-Feb-19 16:16:01

We are possibly/probably/may/might/could be freshening up our bedroom, the walls and ceiling are just emulsion and the doors and skirting gloss. We need a new carpet. Should be have carpet fitted first then paint or tother way round? I know you lot will know and thanks in ant......although it would appear I am on the sofa for a few hours yet, comtemplating!, so no rush x

Charleygirl5 Tue 12-Feb-19 16:17:49

Definitely paint first, then you have a pristine room ready to have the carpet laid.

ginny Tue 12-Feb-19 16:19:18

Paint first.

Nico97 Tue 12-Feb-19 16:19:25

We've just done our bedrooms. Did the decorating and all the mucky type of work first, then the finishing touch was the new carpets - looks fab !

EllanVannin Tue 12-Feb-19 16:46:26

Always paint first.

M0nica Tue 12-Feb-19 17:22:41

Paint first

NanaandGrampy Tue 12-Feb-19 17:25:55

Def decorating first .

HildaW Tue 12-Feb-19 17:27:33

Definitely paint first....then carpets....the other way round would is just asking for trouble. Also until all the walls are done you can get the carpet colour so wrong.....what looks a light beige against one colour wall can look like something quite different against another.

sodapop Tue 12-Feb-19 17:29:13

Unanimous decision.

mcem Tue 12-Feb-19 17:31:11

Skirting and door/window frames, especially if using gloss. Emulsion walls then finally carpet.

mumofmadboys Tue 12-Feb-19 18:20:30

Best to lift old carpet first, then paint, then lay new carpet

Esspee Tue 12-Feb-19 18:35:19

I cut away about four - six inches of carpet to expose the whole depth of the skirting board then wash it down before painting a few days later. I do two coats (with a couple of days between) on the woodwork then deal with the walls and ceiling. By the time you are ready to have the new carpet laid the skirting boards are thoroughly dry and you get a great finish.
Leaving the old carpet down makes life more comfortable during the upheaval.

Cherrytree59 Tue 12-Feb-19 18:36:15

Paint first
No chance of ruining it with paint.shock

Tangerine Tue 12-Feb-19 21:17:51

Paint first.

Cabbie21 Tue 12-Feb-19 21:57:31

When we had our hall stairs and landing decorated, we indicated that we would get the carpet removed first, but the decorators said No, leave it down. They cut away the edges so they could paint the skirting boards and stair edges, but it left the floors more usable meanwhile, as we did not need to worry about the grippers. Then when it was all done we had the new carpet laid.

tanith Tue 12-Feb-19 21:57:38

I’ve just had my bedroom redecorated as the others say paint first then lay new carpets. My new carpet is being laid Thursday and new wardrobes and chests drawers on Friday. I’m excited to see the finished article 😂

BlueBelle Tue 12-Feb-19 22:10:15

Definitely paint and decorate first, no contest

Anja Tue 12-Feb-19 22:56:36

Carpet last

MissAdventure Tue 12-Feb-19 23:12:10

Paint first, then emulsion, as that can be wiped off a painted surface, and carpet last.

JenniferEccles Wed 13-Feb-19 12:24:03

Is this HONESTLY a serious question?

Surely a windup?

Kateykrunch Wed 13-Feb-19 16:29:47

JenniferEccles....yes, HONESTLY it is a serious question, not a windup? But thank you so much for taking the time to contribute the thread.

tonny001 Thu 14-Feb-19 12:05:58

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jeanie99 Fri 15-Feb-19 14:35:54

Paint first, think about the problem you would have when painting skirting board with a carpet down, you have to be so careful.
Also there will be sanding to do, can be dusty not good on a new carpet.

newnanny Fri 15-Feb-19 15:04:08

Paint first, leave at least a week between gloss paining on skirting and having new carpet laid. Gloss paint takes a while to harden as well as dry and you don't want carpet fitter chipping the paint.

ainee001 Mon 18-Feb-19 07:49:18

Definitely paint first and then think about the carpet to avoid stains of the paints.