What Do I Have to Do In Order To Get Ready for the Painters?
Preparing a room to be painted is the first and most important step when painting your room. If the room is not prepped properly or completely the outcome may not be what you were expecting. Your painters are coming soon, what can you do to get your room ready to ensure the process goes smoothly. We have put together some helpful tips to ensure you are prepped and ready to get started.
Clear the Room
Clearing the room of as much furnishings and decorations as possible can save you labor hours from the painters and ensure that you avoid ruining the wood and upholstery with spilled and splattered paint. To ensure that your furnishings remain in good enough condition to be brought back into your newly painted room at the end of the project, refrain from just shoving everything into the hallway where it could be damaged or cause accidents. If you have an item that is just too large to move or fit through the door way move it to the center of the room and cover it completely with a tarp or plastic.
Protect Your Floors
Most likely your painter will take care of this for you, however you can take a few steps before they get there to go above and beyond to make sure your flooring will be paint free and protected from the entire process. Use professional-style drop cloths throughout the room to protect all the surface areas.
Remove Wall Hangings
Hopefully you are not thinking you’ll save time by leaving your paintings on the walls and simply painting around them. If the painting shifts a little bit one day in front of company they will see that the paint does not cover all the walls. Cutting in around paintings and clocks is more time consuming than removing them and it risks damaging your décor as well. Plus, if you decide to change your wall art before you paint the room again. It’s always better to take everything off the wall and paint the entire surface. Doing this before your painters how up will also help save you labor and ensure you store all your precious memories and valuables so they do not get damages accidently.
Always ask your project manager for your painters if there is anything else they would suggest doing prior to the paint crews arrival in your home.