You've heard it before, which came first - the chicken or the egg? Well the same applies to paint and flooring. Which project should you start first? The painting or the flooring?
Now this question pops up often. Do you paint your room first THEN stain your floor or stain your floor THEN paint your walls?
I saw this at a clients house last week and must say I was a bit frightened. I loved the flooring colors but I was there to choose color and the floor re-finishers were right behind me! I told the client that it's not in the best of conditions if I have to wear a dust mask and yell over the floor sander while discussing her color options.
She of course was very understanding and asked the crew to come back in about 2 hours. But it still leaves me with the question - what would you do first?
If it were my home, I'd paint first. I don't care how great your paint team is they ALWAYS seems to drop a bit or splatter here and there which is fine but if you paint first, you'll have the option to sand it all way!
The result? We chose the dark walnut stain (the last sample on the right) and these two techno colors for her dining room.
Like these colors? Come visit the Sherwin Williams in Waxhaw (or your local Sherwin Williams) ask for Dave and tell him Donna Frasca sent you!
You can contact me directly at DecoratingbyDonna@mac.com