How to Prepare Your Home for a Painting Company's Arrival?

A house painter painting a wall

You must prepare your home to make it easier for the painting crew to do their job. Preparation is also vital to having a positive experience. 

Below are some steps you can take to make sure the painting job goes efficiently.

Moving Furniture

You should move small furnishings like nightstands and coffee tables from a room that is to be painted. However, when it comes to large furniture items such as beds, sofas, and dining room sets, you might need to put them in the garage. If you don’t have one, you may need to rent a storage space. You could also just move the furniture to the center of the room. Doing this leaves the painters enough room to move around and avoid the risk of damage.

Remove Ornaments and Wall Hangings

Carefully remove all paintings, pictures, candle holders, mirrors, clocks, and any other ornaments and wall hangings. Wrap them in bubble wrap to safeguard them from breaking.

Clear Away Knick-Knacks

Don’t forget to put away any little knick-knacks, decorative items, or mementos that you have on any shelves. Your house painter will shield your furniture with a drop cloth or tarp before they start work. However, small items could be knocked off a shelf or broken during the painting project.

Vacate the Area

The time you and your loved ones spend in the home being painted will be limited for some time. In some instances, you might need to vacate the room or the house. Plan well and be sure you take all the things you will need to use which might be hard to access once the painting starts.

Keep children and pets far away from the work area to stop them from knocking over tools, paint, and equipment. If the entire home is being painted, it may be a good idea to spend the time away in a hotel.

Clean Surfaces

Paint adheres better to clean surfaces. Therefore, it’s critical to eliminate dirt, stains, and dust that has built up on the surfaces. The painters will apply a primer to prepare the walls. However, you should take time to clean, vacuum, and sweep. This ensures that dirt and dust particles don’t end up in your new coat of paint.

Prepare the Exterior

If the exterior of your home is being painted, it’s critical to get a power washing service and any necessary repairs done before painting begins. If there is substantial damage that needs to be fixed, you might need to call a handyman or other professional for help.

Access and Obstructions

Consider access and any possible obstructions that could hinder the painters. Think about where they will have to walk and where they will need to put tools and equipment. You also need to make sure they have easy access to the spaces being painted. Moving furniture ahead of the job means the painting crew will be able to finish the job quickly, saving you time and money.

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