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4 Tips to Prepare Your Home for a Professional Interior Painting Job

4 Tips to Prepare Your Home for a Professional Interior Painting Job

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Want to give your home a chic makeover? Consider giving the interior a facelift. A fresh coat of paint can work wonders for your home. You’ll find that it can brighten and liven up spaces, instantly adding character to them. Paint creates a protective coating around surfaces, helping prevent premature deterioration. 

Before your professional painting contractor in Sonoma arrives, prepare your home for interior painting. Proper preparation prevents last minute confusion and delays, helping ensure smooth sailing.

Here are some ways to prepare your home for an interior painting job.

Move and Cover Furniture

Remove light furniture pieces such as coffee tables and light stands from the rooms that are going to be painted. Move any bulky furniture pieces such as beds, chairs, dining tables, and sofas in your rooms to the center. This is a great way to ensure your painter’s crew can move freely. Cover furniture pieces with an old sheet or large cloth.

Protect Soft Furnishings

Paint spilling onto their expensive and soft furnishings during a paint job is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. Paint spills and splatters are unsightly and can be extremely difficult to get rid of. To protect soft furnishings such as mats and rugs from damage, remove and store them away in a room that you do not plan to paint. Before removing soft furnishings, roll them up and cover with plastic. By removing furnishings, you will protect them from damage and will also be able to clean your rooms and walls more easily to prepare them for painting.

Remove Electronics and Appliances 

Cords dangling from your electrical appliances can make things difficult for your painter. They may face difficulty accessing different parts of your rooms or can trip over wires or cables, fall down and sustain injuries. It is also possible that your painter’s crew may accidentally spill paint on your electrical appliances, damaging or defacing them.

To prevent damage to the electronic appliances kept in the room that is to be painted, cover them with drop clothes and move them to another room.

Prepare Interior Walls

Painting an unclean wall is a waste of time, energy, and money as paint won’t stick to dirty surfaces. Therefore, it’s important that you take the time to prepare your walls before painting them. Here are some ways to prepare interior walls for painting.

  • Using a vacuum cleaner or towel, clean your walls
  • Remove cracked, flaking, or peeling paint with a scraper
  • Repair damaged areas
  • Fill the gaps around doors and windows with a sealant.
  • Prime your walls

Mike Chavez Painting is a renowned painting contractor serving Sonoma. Our painters have years of experience beautifying dull, boring walls with a fresh coat of paint. To make an appointment, call (707) 623-5850.