Tips For Painting A Room: Painting Order

Steps To Paint A Room

A room's surfaces should be painted in the following order (this includes priming of the surface, if needed):

  1. Ceiling
  2. Walls
  3. Doors
  4. Trim, molding, windows, doors, cabinets, etc.
  5. Floors (if painting)

In general: the best order to paint a room is from top to bottom. This helps the project go much more quickly and smoothly, and makes cleaning up accidental drips easier, as well.