So, you’ve hired professional painters to freshen up your home or business. Congratulations! You’ve made an excellent choice. Now, it’s time to learn how to prepare your home or business for professional painters.
Choose early and choose wisely
It’s a good idea to choose things like paint colors and finishes, as well as exactly which surfaces you’d like painted, before the painters arrive on the job. Keep in mind that very few colors look the same in real life as they do on a computer screen, so test paint chips on the walls and consider them in a variety of lighting situations.
Prep the walls
Make sure your walls are clean and smooth and that any chips are filled before the painters arrive, so you get a flawless finish. If you notice any small repairs that need to be made, arrange them in advance or check with your painter to see if they can be fixed for an additional fee.
Protect your belongings
You want your walls painted – not everything else in the room. Take down photos, mirrors and other wall decorations. Take down curtains and blinds to protect them from splatter, and move furniture either to a storage area or, if you don’t have one, to the center of the room.