A paint job will give your home (or workplace) a new lease of life. There are many trends, some of which are guaranteed to suit your tastes and preferences.
However, painting is not an easy task. While it is advisable to leave it to the experts, you still have to do some of the work, mostly in preparation. Proper preparation will save you time and money. It will also make the painters’ work easier, resulting in a beautiful paint job.
Here is an overview of five preparation tips to get your home ready for a paint job:
- Remove Wall Hangings
Wall hangings comprise items such as wall clocks, decorative paintings, picture frames, mirrors, and anything else you may have hanging on your walls. They are directly in the painters’ way, so they should be the first to go.
Remove all removable wall hangings and wrap them in bubble wrap to protect them. However, permanent wall hangings may be too costly or difficult to remove. In that case, it is advisable to cover them using tape, plastic paper wraps, and other materials to shield them from the paint. Ensure that you don’t cover a large part of the surrounding wall for an even paint job.
- Remove Appliances
Paint is liquid, and it will damage your electronics and electrical appliances – it will deface them, at the very least. Electronics and electrical appliances will also get in the painters’ way. As such, unplug all of your appliances and store them away. Don’t forget about the larger appliances, too, including the stove and refrigerator. These appliances may be difficult to move. As such, cover them and move them towards the center of the room and away from the walls.
It is also worth noting that paint can drip into electrical outlets, posing a risk of extensive electrical damage. As such, it is also advisable to cover the electrical outlets using tape.
- Move & Cover Furniture
Furniture is the biggest obstacle in the painters’ way. It will not limit their movements, increase their work, and waste time. It will also constrain their range of activities as they try not to damage your furniture, consequently diminishing the quality of the resulting paint job.
Identify small and light pieces of furniture and remove them from the room to save space – you can store them in the basement, artic, or a secondary storage room. Next, gather the large pieces of furniture (such as the sofa) towards the center of the room to create space for the painters to move around. Finally, cover the furniture using large paper sheets to protect them from dripping paint.
- Remove Soft Furnishings
Soft furnishings include items such as carpets, rugs, drapes, curtains, and blinds. Most soft furnishings would be permanently ruined if they caught paint. As such, it is advisable to remove them and store them away from the room.
- Clean the Walls
Why do you need to clean the walls if they will look brand-new after the paint job? For starters, paint adheres better to clean walls. Consequently, the paint job’s quality will be better if the walls are clean.
As such, put on your cleaning gloves and get the necessary cleaning supplies. Ensure that you remove all traces of dust and stains. Additionally, make sure that you rinse the walls using clean water and leave them to dry before painting.
Call The Professionals
So, do you have a particular paint color or trend in mind? Let Wet Paint LLC transform your home and give it a new look. We offer a comprehensive range of painting services, ranging from preparation to routine maintenance. Get in touch today to learn more.