How Can I Prepare My Home For Painters?

Jun 20, 2016

Made the decision to paint your house this summer? Great! Home painting, whether interior or exterior, is an excellent way to increase the value of your home and freshen up its look. So, how can you make the process as easy as possible for the painters? Take a look at our list of tips to make the job simple for us.

Indoor Painting Preparation

  • Make a list of rooms you want painted: Have a plan before hiring a painting company. This will allow to budget in advance, as well as plan for those rooms not being available for typical use during painting. If you’re painting bedrooms, expect to sleep somewhere else for at least a day while the room ventilates.
  • Move furniture: For optimal painting conditions, there should be at least 6 feet of space between interior walls and furniture; the furniture should be moved to the center of the room. If you can’t get this much space, don’t worry! We can operate in smaller areas.
  • Empty closets or storage areas: This only applies if you’ll be having one of these rooms painted. In general, you want to make any room to be painted as easy as possible to work in for the painters.
  • Unplug electronics if practical: This goes along with moving furniture. The goal is to make it as easy as possible for the painting team to complete the job. However, if it is not practical to unplug electronics, we can work around them.

Outdoor Painting Preparation

  • Trim trees and shrubs: Trees and shrubs are the furniture of your home’s exterior. Make sure they are cleared out of the way as much as possible. You don’t need to get too aggressive with trimming and ruin your landscape; just make sure we have room to work. Two feet or more is ideal space between plants and any surface that needs painted.
  • Put away outdoor decorations and equipment: Give the painting team maximum space to operate. Flag poles, yard decorations and tools should be stored during the painting project. Putting decorations away is especially important if the painting job will require ladders; we have to place ladders in optimal spaces.
  • Disable automatic sprinkler systems: We can’t paint the house if it’s wet. Paint won’t look good if it gets wet before drying. And we certainly can’t paint effectively if we’re soaked from a surprise sprinkler system! This is one of the most critical steps for a successful home exterior painting project.

Interested in getting a free quote for your home painting project? Contact Prim Painting, a local Columbus, Ohio painting company, today!