How To Prepare For A Professional Painting Project In Your Home

by Grace Motley

Painting the interior of the home can be a very big task that takes a lot of time and effort to complete properly. This is why so many homeowners choose to hire a professional painting service or general contractor instead of attempting the task on their own. If you have hired a professional painter to complete your home project, there are things you should do to prepare for their arrival.

Remove Furniture from the Space

If you want to make sure that the interior painting project in your home goes off without problems by a contractor, make sure to clear the space being painted as much as possible. This includes removing large pieces of furniture that may be in the way. Most professional painters will do this for you, but will charge you for the extra work involved.

Keep in mind that moving furniture away from the walls and to the center of the room may suffice, but when painting is taking place, the more room the contractor has to work, the easier it will be. Furthermore, this can help protect your furniture from damage from paint splatters.

Prepare the Walls

It is necessary for you to remove any pictures, shelves, or wall decor from the walls where painting will be taking place. The further preparations will be accomplished by the painting professional, such as removing nails or filling small nail holes. However, it will be your responsibility to make sure the wall is free from personal items that will have to be removed or taken down.

Make Arrangements for Pets and Small Children

Anyone who has ever painted an interior part of the home will tell you that this can be a very messy project. When there are small children or pets involved, things can get ugly fast. Busy hands and excited animals may trample through a paint tray before anyone even realizes what has happened or get a kick out of making hand-prints on the wall. It is a good idea to arrange for pets to be out of the house and kids to be with a sitter on the day that painting is set to take place. This will not only give you peace of mind, but the contractor as well.

By properly preparing for your home's professional painting project with a contractor, you will see the entire process go much faster. Professional painting makes this step in home remodeling an easy one to accomplish