Getting your home painted will transform any room into a completely different space. It is one of the best ways to change things up a bit. Many people leave the painting up to professionals because it is such a time consuming and stressful thing to tackle on your own when you don’t have the experience and training the professionals do. When you have your home professionally painted, it is helpful if you can prepare for them before they arrive at your home. McKay’s Painting is here to share some tips to help you prepare for professional painters in your home.
Remove Furniture from Room Before Painting
If there is furniture in the room that you are having painted, it is important that you remove it so there is no paint that gets on it while the room is being painted. Some furniture may be too large to remove; in that case you should at least cover it with drop clothes that are thick enough they will offer protection from paint splatter. The furniture should also be moved to the middle of the room so that the painters will have easy access to all the walls being painted.
Remove Wall Hangings Before Painters Arrive
If your home is like most, the walls are adorned with wall hangings and other forms of art. These should obviously be removed so that painters can get the walls painted without painting on your artwork. While removing the wall hangings, you can plan to leave the nails and hardware in place so that they can easily be hung back up. The painters can simply paint over the hardware without cause for concern.
Clean Out Closets Before they are Painted
When you have your room painted, there may be a closet that needs to be painted as well. Don’t forget to have that closet cleaned out before the painters get there so that you are working frantically to remove objects when they get there the day painting will be taking place. Sometimes you can arrange for the painters to remove items from cabinets and closets that are being painted, but most of the time it will be up to you to ensure that is taken care of.
Remove Dust Before Priming & Painting
Sometimes the rooms that are being painted haven’t been painted for years. If this is the case, you may need to give the walls a wipe down to remove any dust from them. When there is dust on the walls, the paint doesn’t adhere and finish as well. This won’t take very long and will be well worth your time.
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Getting your home painted it exciting. The change that takes place is amazing and this is one of the most cost effective ways to redecorate your home. If you are ready for professional painters, the painting experts at McKay’s Painting offer superior painting services that are hard to beat. We offer painting services that are affordable and reliable. Call us today!