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Should I paint the light colors of a room first or the dark colors first?

Asked by sharpstick (532 points ) February 19th, 2011

When painting the walls of a room with latex paint, should I paint the light colors first or the dark colors first? Does it matter?

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CaptainHarley's avatar

Probably depends upon how much of each color and where you’re going to use them. Generaly speaking, it’s best to paint the light colors first, since they are relatively easy to cover over if need be.

Judi's avatar

Do the trim first, whichever color it is. That way you can cut up to the trim with a brush.

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Blueroses's avatar

I’ve noticed, when painting, that dark colors take more coats for good coverage than light colors. You’ll use less paint and get truer results putting the dark on top of the light.

augustlan's avatar

Light first.

mcbolden's avatar

I’m quite sure you would place the light paint on first.

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