How to Prepare for your next Home Painting Project.
Updated: May 30
Preparation prior to painting and starting your house project is essential, this prevents the paint from spilling, getting into other places, and even staining the floor.
Whether you’re doing it yourself or hire a company to do it for you, this should be one of the first steps you have to take. Starting from taping the places where you don’t want the paint getting into and putting plastic on the floor and taping it.
Preparation tips before starting an interior project
Some of these tips are great at the moment of painting and remodeling. Ask the company you hired to keep these in mind so the risks of damaging the floor or furniture can below and they can be prevented. These tips are the following:
Move furniture into the middle of the room or area where the project is being realized.
Remove or tape the switchplates before starting the project.
Cover the furniture and decorations with plastic and tape it so it stays in place.
Clean the painting area ahead of time.
Preparation tips before starting an exterior project
The following tips might vary a little from the interior ones, but generally, the main point is to prevent spilling and prevent the paint from going into the wrong places.
Use pressure washed before painting the exterior of your house, this is going to clean it and help the paint to stay on the wall and look better.
Cover areas as necessary.
Fix damaged areas around the house.
Scrape loose paint and other damages from the old paint.
Talk to the painting company you chose
Talking to your painting company beforehand is highly advised, this way they know what are some steps they must follow prior to painting and starting the project. For example, some customers might want their furniture to be moved.
Communication is key at the moment of preparation, you as a client and the company should be on the same page so things and preparations go as accorded.
The materials used are sometimes given by the company if you want it that way, or else you can buy them before starting the project so things are easier in some way.
In conclusion, preparing the area is important, this has to be done before painting so things can go as planned. Furniture and other pieces in the house shouldn’t be damaged and should be highly protected.