We recently bought a 1963 fixer upper that needs EVERYTHING done from floor to ceiling, literally. Our prior home, where I had lived 28 years, was new construction, so didn't have to "fix" prior owner's mistakes. I know you paint ceiling first and work your way down, but have never had to caulk and don't know exactly what to do:
1) should I take off old caulking from woodwork, or just caulk over it? (tried to take it off, but it is very rubbery and ended up cutting the woodwork or wall with my knife)
2) do I caulk BEFORE I paint anything or after the walls/before I paint the woodwork?
know these probably seem like dumb questions to those of you who have done all of this , but I am kinda stranded, and I have a whole house to paint so want to make sure its right! Thanks!!!