How to Prepare Your Home for Professional Painters

When it comes to interior and exterior painting, most projects are best left in the hands of an experienced professional. Whether you are looking to repaint your kitchen or want to refresh the look of your siding, it is important to know how to prepare your home for professional painters to ensure a smooth process. That is why the team at Dunbar Painting has compiled some information outlining different tasks that need to be performed for interior and exterior painting projects.

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Preparing Your Home for Interior or Exterior Painting

Before professional painters arrive at your home, several tasks should be completed to minimize disruptions. These tasks will vary based on whether the project involves the interior or exterior of your home, so be sure to reference the information associated with your project.

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Interior Painting Projects

While painters will mask furniture, cover your floors, and move small items throughout your interior painting project, these tasks become more difficult and time consuming if certain steps are not performed before they arrive. If you have multiple paintings and other items hung on your walls, these should be removed before painters arrive. Hooks, nails, or screws can be left in as this will indicate that the holes should not be filled.

After these items have been removed, clear any fragile items from cabinets, cases, or displays as this will make it easier to reposition them as needed throughout the job. Once these steps have been completed, you will need to ensure that your rooms are as clean as possible. Dirty kitchens, bathrooms, and other rooms can be hazardous for painters while excess dirt or grease on walls can impede adhesion for paint.

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Exterior Painting Projects

Whether you are looking to have your siding painted or your deck stained, it is important to ensure that you are giving painters the room they need to get the job done right. Before work begins, move all firewood, outdoor furniture, and other items away from your siding, deck, and other exterior elements involved in your project.

If your property features large plants, shrubs, or trees, you will also need to ensure that these elements do not impede the project or block access to areas of your home. Finally, make sure all windows are unlocked so they can be opened or closed as needed for your project.

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To learn more about our interior or exterior painting services, get in touch with the team at Dunbar Painting. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services or the details of your project.