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How to Get Your Home Set Up and Ready for Professional Painters

If you’ve decided to hire professional painters to give your home a fresh coat of paint, there are a few things you can do to ensure the process goes smoothly. Here are some tips for getting your home set up and ready for the painters.

Clear the Room

Before the painters arrive, it’s important to clear the room of all furniture, decor, and other items. This will give the painters plenty of space to work and help to prevent any accidental damage to your belongings. If you have any large items that can’t be moved, such as built-in bookshelves or cabinets, be sure to cover them with plastic sheeting to protect them from paint splatters.

Clean the Walls

Next, it’s important to clean the walls that are going to be painted. This will help the paint adhere better and give you a better end result. You can use a simple solution of warm water and dish soap to clean the walls. Be sure to rinse the walls thoroughly and let them dry completely before the painters arrive.

Remove Wall Hangings and Cover Fixtures

Take down any wall hangings, such as pictures or mirrors, and remove any fixtures, such as light switches or outlet covers. This will make it easier for the painters to paint the walls and ensure that they don’t accidentally get paint on any of these items. Be sure to cover any remaining fixtures, such as light fixtures, with plastic sheeting to protect them from paint splatters.

Secure Your Pets

If you have pets, it’s important to keep them away from the area where the painters will be working. This will keep your pets safe and prevent them from accidentally getting paint on their fur. Consider keeping your pets in a separate room or even taking them to a friend’s house for the day.

Discuss the Details with the Painters

Before the painters start working, it’s important to have a discussion with them about the details of the project. This includes things like the type of paint you want to use, the color, and any specific areas you want them to focus on. You should also discuss any special requests you have, such as using low-VOC paint or avoiding certain areas of the house.

Make Arrangements for Access

Make sure the painters have easy access to the areas of the house that need to be painted. This includes making arrangements for them to enter the house if you won’t be home during the day. If you have an alarm system, make sure the painters know how to disarm it so they can enter the house.

Prepare the Exterior of Your Home

If you’re having the exterior of your home painted, there are a few additional things you can do to prepare. First, make sure any plants or shrubs near the house are trimmed back. This will make it easier for the painters to access the house and ensure that they don’t accidentally damage any plants. You should also remove any outdoor furniture or decor from the areas around the house to give the painters plenty of space to work.

Final Inspection

Once the painters have finished, it’s important to do a final inspection of their work. This will give you a chance to make sure everything looks the way you want it to and address any concerns you might have. If you do notice any issues, be sure to bring them up with the painters so they can be addressed before they leave.

By following these tips, you can help to ensure that your home is set up and ready for the team of professional painting contractors to get to work. This will help to make the process go smoothly and give you a beautiful end result that you can enjoy for years to come. If you’re looking to get a painting project started soon, the team at Robinson Paints & Improvements, Inc would love to visit your property provide you with a custom estimate.