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Skim walls first or electric/lighting change first?

Posted by HouseRemod (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 12, 13 at 2:45

I'm going to have the walls/ceiling of my condo skimmed to make them flat. Should I do this before or after I have some electrical changes, move outlet's and have some lights put in? Anyone have any ideas?

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RE: Skim walls first or electric/lighting change first?

What do you think? Think the work through. It will help you in your other projects.

What's involved in making electrical changes? Moving outlets? That leaves a hole where the old outlet was, and cutting a hole where the new outlets will go. Maybe even holes to run the wire from A to B. Lights put in? That can involve holes in the wall to snake wire to the new location.

Would you want the wall repair/skim coat to occur before the electrical changes are made that will have some wall damage, or after the electrical is complete?

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