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2 Bumps

If both your walls needed painting and your carpet needed to be professionally shampooed, which would you do 1st? How much time would you wait in between.

I do have small children in the house as well if that makes a difference.


Asked by keisha613 at 6:21 PM on Feb. 25, 2011 in Home & Garden

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Answers (16)
  • ALWAYS do the floor last. It's likely to get soiled during work...and if paint spilled across the carpet for some reason, you'd probably be replacing the whole thing anyway.

    Answer by boomamma at 6:24 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • walls...

    Answer by kylansmommy09 at 6:23 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I'd paint first. Especially if you are hiring people, or in case you splatter paint on your carpet.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 6:23 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Paint first then carpets. I would a couple of days for the paint to dry completely in case someone or something bumps the walls while the cleaning is happening.

    Answer by van5 at 6:27 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • The "Rule" is to work from the highest level to the lower, cause the other way round you'll have to clean your carpet again.
    It's so much fun to paint the house... With great colours, you can have super wow results....

    Answer by lillyblue111 at 6:45 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Carpets - Not sure how long I would wait between the two.

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 6:22 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Id paint first, the do the carpets. I would try and do them all in one swoop or weekend if I could.

    Answer by gemgem at 6:23 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Paint first. If you clean the carpet first and make a mess while painting then you cleaned the carpet for nothing. I would clean the carpet as soon as possible after painting. Get it all clean and fresh!

    Answer by Momxoxoxo at 6:27 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Paint then clean the carpet.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 6:46 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I guess I'd paint first.

    Answer by erinwhitt at 6:47 PM on Feb. 25, 2011