Originally Posted by bommai
So, what I could do is run the wires and sit tight until I officially close on the house and then I could install the speakers or I could install it sometime after the drywall is installed. However, I need to wait for it to be painted, etc. Should I paint the trim and/or grill? My ceilings are not white.
i would just run the wires to exactly where you will put each speaker. i would wait though to actually cut the holes and install the speakers until the house is complete. running the speaker wire is the time consuming part of the process (if you can even call it that).
if you wait to cut your holes, they will have an easier time doing the ceiling texture without having to work with the holes. also, when they come in and spray your insulation (i imagine your new construction will have spray-in insulation in the attic), they will not have to work with giant holes in the ceiling.
when you close, they will give you at least a quart of the paint for touch-ups. use that or have a new batch mixed up to paint the speaker rings and grilles. when painting the grilles, as long as you do a few light coats, you won't clog the holes, and it will match everything else...vs spraypaint. if you do clog the holes, a paper clip will take care of that problem.