Which should we pay for and which should we do ourselves?
April 22, 2011 1:55 AM Subscribe
DIY: is it easier to go a good DIY job painting walls (interior) or installing laminate floors?
posted by lollusc to home & garden (32 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We are moving into a new house and are going to put in laminate floors in three rooms, and paint the whole interior. We have no experience with either task, but have watched other people do them. We can probably afford to pay professionals to do one or the other, but not both. Which is easier for us to do a better DIY job on? In either case, we can start with a small, seldom-used bedroom for practice.
(Perhaps relevant: the previous paint job seems to be a bad DIY. It is cracking and a bit lumpy, so the walls will probably need stripping and sanding before painting. That is making the floors seem like a smaller/quicker job.)
Basically, where will we get the most bang for our buck?