Should I Paint before Installing Carpet?

Posted on: January 9th, 2020 by The Carpet Guys

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The question “should I paint first or install carpet first?” is an age old question that has troubled many homeowners.

If you’re struggling with making a decision between the two, you aren’t alone.

We’re here to give you a helping hand.

Should I Paint Walls before Installing New Carpet

Since painting and installing new carpet are the two most aesthetically impressive remodels you can do in a home, you want to make sure you’re doing it in the right order. That’s understandable, as you want your home to look the best it can be.

Deciding whether you should paint before installing carpet or not has benefits and drawbacks on both sides. The Carpet Guys believe installing flooring first would be the most cost effective and stress free solution and here is why.

If you’re replacing carpet first before painting, it will be easier for the flooring company. Carpet installers have to bring large rolls of carpet into your home (12 foot rolls minimize seams in your room), not small paint cans or brushes.  They also may need the carpet to roll up the edges of the room in order to properly trim it to size.  By installing carpeting first you don’t have to worry about:

  • Paint touch-ups
  • Extra work with more professionals
  • Scratches on your new walls

installing carpet before painting

Painting before doing carpet installation is inconsequential for the painting company.  There is still the use of tarps and painters tape to protect moldings, windows, and floor surfaces.  Being conscience of paint spills is part of the job whether there’s new floors or not. Keep in mind that it is helpful to have a good carpet cleaning and maintenance routine on hand, just in case something does get on your new floors.

When you do decide to get new carpet installed in your home, you won’t find anyone better to work with than The Carpet Guys.  One of the benefits The Carpet Guys offer is we move your furniture for free!  So if you have the carpet installed first, you can leave the furniture out of the room to make it easier for your painters to come in and protect the flooring from drips.

Schedule your Free Carpet Estimate today!

If you’re ready to get new carpet installed, give us a call to schedule your free in-home carpet estimate. We’re more than just a carpet company. We take every concern our customers may have into consideration.

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Our customers also gain multiple benefits from our services including:

Whether you paint before installing carpet or not, let The Carpet Guys give you the new carpeting you’re looking for.

You won’t be disappointed!

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