How to Prepare Your Home for Professional Painting
One of the perks of hiring professional painters is being able to trust them to handle all facets of the job, including the sanding and scraping of surfaces to be repainted, molding repairs, and the use of sealants and fillers as needed. Thanks to a practiced eye, a highly skilled painting professional will be able to assess the prep work needed quickly and accurately. This prep work should be included in a detailed, written estimate for any interior or exterior painting project you’re planning for your home.
However, even though you’re hiring a painting contractor to repaint your home, it’s a good idea to have a basic understanding of what will happen when your project begins and your role in being prepared. Southern Painting has completed more than 100,000 residential painting projects throughout the Southern United States, and we’re happy to share some tips on ways to get your home ready for a professional painting job.
Getting Ready for an Interior Painting Project
Professional painters should be prepared to protect the flooring, furnishings, and other items that aren’t being painted. At Southern Painting, our painters will take care to cover your belongings and make every effort to protect your home from paint spatters. But there are a few things you can do in advance, such as:
- removing pictures and wall hangings, knickknacks, rugs, and, if possible, window blinds and curtains;
- moving furniture to another room or to the center of the room to be painted;
- thoroughly cleaning the room to be painted, including vacuuming your floors, especially any areas between the carpeting and baseboards where dust can hide and later blow onto the new paint before it dries; and
- making sure that pets and children are in a secure area away from the work space.
Smoothing the Way for an Exterior Painting Project
It’s important to thoroughly wash away grime and mildew from your home’s exterior before any new paint is applied. However, for many professional painting contractors, including Southern Painting, this is a routine part of the prep work that’s included in your project estimate. It’s a good idea to discuss this aspect of your exterior painting project with your contractor in advance so you have a clear understanding of what’s included in the prep work that will go into your project.
Another way to ensure that your home’s exterior facelift will look beautiful and last as long as possible is to clear any lawn debris away from your home’s foundation and walls. You’ll also want to trim shrubs and other landscaping so that they’re not scraping the sides of your home. You or your painting contractor may want to tie back bushes and small trees so that they don’t interfere with the painting process and also won’t damage your new paint as it dries.
We Are The Interior & Exterior Painting Experts
If you’re planning to repaint your home in the Southern United States, make sure you check to see if we have a local painting contractor serving your community. If so, we’ll be happy to discuss your interior or exterior project in detail and provide you with a written, detailed estimate that includes the prep work you can expect us to perform. We take pride in working efficiently and taking extra steps to protect our customers’ properties. That said, we’ll be delighted to discuss any steps that you, the homeowner, can take to help make the job go smoothly.
Lots of Satisfied Customers!
At Southern Painting, our extensive prep work helps our company stand out among professional painting contractors serving residential customers. When you contact us and request an estimate for our services, one of our exceptionally experienced painting professionals will meet with you at your home to discuss your project and thoroughly evaluate the job site for any repairs and other prep work that are needed. Then you’ll receive an estimate that will include all aspects of your interior or exterior painting project.
Some of the other ways we ensure customer satisfaction include:
- using only premium paints, such as those produced by Sherwin-Williams®, Benjamin Moore®, and PPG Pittsburgh Paints®;
- offering professional color consultation services that can help homeowners avoid potentially costly mistakes; and
- standing behind our work with a 3-Year Limited Labor Warranty that you’ll be hard-pressed to find with other painting contractors.
As a result of our process and outstanding work ethic, our local painting contractors can provide many examples of satisfied customers at your request. For more information and to find out whether we have local painters in your community, contact Southern Painting today.