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Stain or paint first

I do have a question.
I started a new project to strip the paint from the wood and door frames but unfortunately during the project i got injuried and i must trust somebody else to finish the job.

So basically they need to strip, sand, and re-install all the removed wood. Install an extra 3/8 wood to bring the frames further away from the wall due to the fact that drywall was overlaid over existing plaster. This would have to be done for apron, side and top casings for two windows and top, side and bottom casings for the door frame.

I got my first quote for this and the person that quoted says they want to paint the room first.

I am not a pro so if i am wrong here please correct me.
For me it just does not make any sense.
When i did this type of project in my other rooms myself I installed the cleaned and striped wood firsts with additional 3/8 shims, then i stained and put the poly. Then I fixed the spaces between the casings and drywall and later sanded and painted the room.
Yes, they might to some touch ups before putting the wood first, but probably don't do the staining.
Would not staining after painting be difficult and messy?
See attached for example how the window looks like.

What are your thoughs?
Whats the proper order?
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I always do all the stain and finish first, then paint. Not saying it can not be done the other way, just easier to stain first.
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If you start trying to tell the tradesman how to do the job, you will have no end of problems. DO NOT tell him how to do the job. Hire him for a specific job and then tell him exactly what is the end product you want.

If you do not like how he wants to do he job then hire someone else.

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