Tips for Prepping Your Home Prior to Painters Arriving on Site

Interior painting is a fast and easy way to spruce up your residence without having to resort to significant structural improvements. And the best way to ensure that the paint job is perfect and long-lasting is to hire professional painters to carry out this project for you. Some individuals who have never had their property repainted may assume that all they need to do is sit and wait for the painters to arrive. But the reality is that by prepping for them you ensure that the painting is underway immediately they show up, and this can save a considerable amount of time for both you and the contractors too.

The following are useful tips for prepping your home prior to your painters arriving on site. 

Get rid of all interior décor

Before any painting can take place, the walls need to be prepped. Therefore, they need to be empty so that the painters can begin sanding and priming them before the real paint job begins. Start off by getting rid of all wall hangings, clocks, tapestries, mirrors and anything else that you have used to decorate the walls. If you have decals, it is also advisable to remove them, or they could become damaged during the wall-prepping stage. Permanent hooks on the walls can be painted over. However, if you are planning to move out, then it is prudent to dislodge them and have your painters repair the holes while they prime your walls.

Remove or rearrange the furniture

The best working environment for professional painters is a space that is empty. So if possible, it is recommended to move your furniture into the other rooms of your home for the time being while the project is underway. Not to mention that taking the furniture out of the space will also save your upholstery from absorbing paint fumes and volatile organic compounds that can prove to be quite irritating to your respiratory system once the project is complete.

If you do not have the luxury of additional space to store your furniture, then it is imperative to rearrange the room so that the painters have unobstructed transitions when they are working. Furthermore, painstakingly wrap your furniture items in cling film to prevent paint and odours from seeping into the upholstery. During the painting process and the drying stage, it is critical to limit all access to the affected rooms. Hence, ensure that all creature comforts that you need during this time have been moved out of the painted rooms, so they are readily accessible to you.