How to Prepare Your Home for Painting

If you’re on a budget, you’re probably looking to cut corners wherever you can while still getting a professional to do the actual painting. One of the things that can save you a ton of money is preparing your home for painting before the contractor arrives. If you don’t, you’ll have to pay an additional fee for that service. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide for prepping your home for professional painters.

Move and cover furniture.

If you have any furniture against the walls, you’ll have to move them to the center of the room. If there isn’t enough space for everything, you might have to move some things out of the room altogether. Any furniture that remains in the room should be covered with plastic or a sheet to protect it from any potential paint splatters.

Remove electronics or appliances.

Even though the particles are very fine, it is possible for paint to be released into the air when painters use a spray gun to paint walls evenly. That paint dust can get into your electronics and appliances and degrade their performance or shorten their lifespan. Remove anything from the room that plugs into a wall.

Remove and store wall hangings and ornaments.

You should also make sure to remove any loose knick knacks, figurines, vases, or collectables from the room so you don’t have to worry about paint splatters or breakage. You should also remove all mats and rugs.

Tape off walls and cover floors.

You don’t necessarily need to cover your entire floor, especially if you are working with experienced professionals. But there is always some splatter, so you will want to run a strip of plastic at least a foot wide along the wall and tape it into place. 

You’re all set! Of course, if you don’t have time to go through this lengthy process, we are more than happy to take care of everything for you. Contact us today for an estimate.