While professional painters will give your interior walls the upgrade they deserve, there are still things you can do to smooth the process along and maybe even save a few bucks. Before the painters arrive, make sure you do what you can to help; the less time they have to be there, the more money stays in your pocket. Check out this infographic for a few tasks you can get a jump start on and then keep reading to learn more about how to prepare.
Clear the Area
Time to tidy up! Make sure the walls are bare. Take things down you can easily carry; paintings, mirrors, and anything that hangs off the wall. Remove window treatments like drapes and any supporting hardware, switch plates, and secure fragile or expensive items. Place everything in another room in marked containers, so putting them back up will be a breeze.
Remove area rugs, chairs, chests, and other furniture you can carry from the room. While professionals may provide clean drape cloths or plastic covers to protect your bulkier items like couches and desks from getting paint on them, you will give painters more room for them to do what they do best. If you plan on having the ceiling painted, take down lighting fixtures that could get in the way.
Depending on the size of the project, there could be multiple painters hard at work. Push heavy items to the center of the room to prevent anything from getting damaged.
Clean, Scrub, and Dust!
Do not let dust and dirt compromise your paint job. Take dry, clean towels to flat surfaces (windowsills, fan blades, dust bunnies that have accumulated in the far corner), vacuum cobwebs in the crevices of the ceiling, and scrub molding and trim to remove any built-up grime. Cleaning these areas now will allow the fresh paint to adhere better.
Find a Professional Painter
Choosing a dependable professional painter shouldn’t be hard. For detailed-oriented service in painting and interior design, go with Padlo’s Perfect Painting. Contact us today to get the inside of your home looking brand new!