Get Off To A Good Start: How To Prep Your Home For Painting

Posted on: 22 March 2021

If you want to paint the interior of your home but you don't want to tackle the job on your own, hire a painting service. Trying to tackle an interior paint job on your own can be stressful, time-consuming, and messy. Luckily, a painting service can alleviate all of those problems. Not only that, but a painting service can also provide you with cost-saving benefits as well. But to make sure you get the most benefit from your painting service, you'll need to prepare for the project. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the painters. 

Protect Your Furniture

When it's finally time to paint the interior of your home, the first thing you want to do is protect your furniture. Professional painters do provide covers for your furniture, but you can make the job easier if you handle your own protection. If you're only going to have one or two rooms painted, it's a good idea to remove the furniture from those rooms. If you're going to have your entire home painted, you might want to pack your large furniture pieces into a storage unit. That way, your painters can tackle the painting without worrying about the furniture. 

Take the Colors for a Spin

If you're going to make a drastic change in your home, make sure you try the colors out before you commit. In fact, it's a good idea to take the colors for a spin before you choose. The best way to do that is to apply a small amount of your color choices to the wall. That way, you can get a feel for the colors before you have an entire room painted. Be sure to apply enough paint to get a real feel for the color. If you've hired a painting service, they can come out and apply the test strips for you. That way, you avoid the mess. 

Strip the Walls of Dirt and Oil

When it comes to painting the interior of your home, you want to make sure that you start with a clean surface. You might think that your interior walls are clean, especially if you can't see any signs of visible dirt. But that isn't necessarily the case. Your walls could still be coated in a layer of grease or oils. This is especially true where your kitchen walls are concerned. Unfortunately, that greasy residue can prevent the paint from adhering to the walls. To avoid problems, be sure to wash your walls before the painters arrive. 

Contact a company like Albrecht & Son LLC to learn more.