How to Prepare Your Home for Painting

The success and failure of anything depends on how you prepared for it. This statement supports a property owner aiming for a high-end paint finish for his kitchen or wall.

House painting isn’t an easy job. From planning to actual painting, there are things you need to consider to minimize potential issues. Working with paint colors is very challenging that only professionals can get the perfect color when mixing.

Consider these important things when preparing for a painting service. One is to have a clear contract between the painters and the owner on who will do the initial clean-up. The second is how to prepare a room or area for a paint job.

Preparation and Clean-up

Deciding who should do the preparation and clean-up will depend on the agreement between the property owner and the painting service provider. Everything can go smooth if it’s a new painting project for a newly furnished home or building. If it’s an exterior painting, there’ll be no fuss about moving big furniture. That is the opposite for an interior or indoor repainting, where there are existing settings and stuff. Talk with your painting contractor, but expect extra payment for the ‘workaround’. If you want to cut cost, the best thing is, do the significant part of moving the furniture away from the site. The same goes when considering a DIY, the owner do everything anyways.

How Prepare the Room or Area for Painting Job?

  1. Move the biggest furniture as it will block the scene or limit the painter’s movement, thus resulting in low-quality output.
  2. If you’ll do interior wall painting – compile the furniture in the centre of the room and use protective coverings like thick plastic covers. Drop cloths are only suitable for the floors as it reduces the paint drops from the walls, the next is floor painting anyways. However, avoid using the material to cover your stuff due to the high probability of leakage. Put painter’s tape to areas you don’t want to get stained.
  3. If possible, wash the area from ceilings, walls, floors, windows, and doors. Minimize all the dirt and clutter that can ruin a smooth paint finish. Cleaning the area can reveal the current state of room texture.
  4. Oil and heat are always present in the kitchen and mostly trapped in the pantry, walls, and floors. Regularly clean-up can help maintain the beauty. However, you must acknowledge the paint’s limitation and the need to scrape off the dirt from the area. Look for peeling, as paint peels off over a specified period.
  5. Use the sander to sand away the flaws and smoothen the surface. Apply patching compound sealer, wait for it to dry and use sander simultaneously for a more refined finish.

Get all the advice and guides you need from the experts. If you are planning to hire someone for the painting job, don’t forget to  check reviews. Dupaint’s Sydney painters are here to help. We are providing exceptional service for both residential and commercial projects.

So, what are you waiting for? Good luck and let the makeover begin!


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