What Should I Do To Prepare For Painters

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The painters will be starting to paint your house and you wonder what you need to do before they come. Often times we get asked that exact question What Do I Need to Do Before the Painters arrive?  We have tips and advice to help you get your house ready for painting.

Tips on How To Prepare Before The Painters Start Painting Your House

Most will do most of the prep work such as ensuring all furniture and flooring is well protected with drop cloths, making sure any light fixtures such as chandeliers, ceiling fans etc are well wrapped in plastic and protected,  they will remove any electric outlet covers from the walls,  there are a few things a homeowner can do to help make things a little easier.
These tips will help the painters work more freely and efficiently.
Tip 1. Start With The Walls
to help prepare before painters start painting the walls should be cleared of pictures, art and acessories
It’s helpful to ensure your priceless photos, frames, any artwork are removed from the walls As well homeowners should remove any curtains or drapes and blinds . Without a doubt the professional house painting services you have hired will do their best not to get any paint on them, it is best to have these things removed and stored by the homeowner.
You need not worry about any of the holes left behind from any of the nails as they are part of the pre painting & drywall repairs work that is done by the painting company you’ve hired.
Tip 2. Furniture

It’s helpful if your furniture is placed in the middle of the room. This ensures any valuable or breakable items that are sometimes stored in cabinets or hutches such as dining room dinnerware or crystal glasses for example, please don’t leave that responsibility to the painting company. It’s in your best interest to protect those valuables by moving them yourself.
You do not have to worry about covering them if you don’t have the necessary drop cloths or plastic as most painters have these with them and will easily and gladly ensure everything that is in the middle of the room is covered and protected.
Tip 3. Cleaning
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It’s helpful to have the homeowner give the rooms to be painted a quick vacuum or sweep up before the painters get started. This will ensure all dust and any particles left behind from moving the furniture away from the walls will be collected. It helps prevent any of the dust / particles from being painted on to the walls, especially with all the movement that goes on while painters are working.
These are general tips for you to take in preparing your house before the painters arrive. The painting business you’ve hired will appreciate all your efforts and you the homeowner will have full control over protecting your priceless items.
If you have any questions regarding how to prepare your house before the painters arrive, feel free to .