Installing painted molding:paint on or off wall?

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  1. Nov 10, 2008 #1

    SeattleDIY

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    I have always painted my molding in the garage and then install and touchup. Bad thing is whe nI cut it I have to drag it back and forth to the saw.

    I waa thinking that cutting and installing,then paint might be a better way.

    Which method do you prefer??

    Also,I use a brush most of the time. Would spraying be worth the time in masking and such??
     
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    Mary Jo

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    Paint then install hands down! If you do a lot, spraying saves tons of time but not worthwhile because of cleanup for small jobs. I prefer stained/varnished vs. painted...but despise masking no matter what! Try using an old sheet (or think about the touch up an carry with care:rolleyes: ) if you bang it up dragging it around.
     
  3. Nov 11, 2008 #3

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    Yep - Paint then install.
     
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    jams003

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    for me just ask some person who know this much better to paint and installing,
     
  5. Dec 10, 2008 #5

    Daryl in Nanoose

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    I always put at least one coat of paint on my molding before installing. I never spray because of the nusance and not to mention if you ding it at some point and need to touch it up and use a brush it will flash because brushes leave brush marks and sraying is quite smooth.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2008 #6

    Rustedbird

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    Before I stick it in,

    One coat primer, one coat finish.

    Then,

    paint the cut ends with primer,

    Install and second coat.

    Don't forget to fill holes or caulk gaps as needed.
     

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