When you are wanting to freshen up a space, there is no better way to do it than with a fresh coat of paint. Even if you aren’t planning on changing the color of the room, your room will look crisp and clean once you have painted over scuffs and other marks on the walls. You don’t even realize they are there until they aren’t. There are several things that need to be done before you can begin painting a room. L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. is here to talk about some steps that you should make before starting a painting project.
Remove Furnishings from Room Before Painting
When you are getting ready to paint, you want to get everything you can out of the room. When furniture is left in the room, you run the risk of it getting damaged. If there are furnishings that cannot be removed, they should be moved to the center of the room and covered with thick plastic to protect them.
Take Down Wall Hangings Before Painting
There have been instances where people have left paintings and other wall hangings on the wall and simply painted around them. This is not a good idea. You will most likely get paint on it and if they shift at all you will be able to see that the area behind them hasn’t been painted. Along with wall hangings, the switch plates and outlet covers should be removed so that you don’t get any paint on them. It is an easy job and well worth the time. If you have any window treatments around your windows, they should be removed as well.
Give the Room a Good Cleaning
This is a good time to give the space a deep clean. You will want the flooring cleaned as well as the walls. Over time, the walls of your home start to collect dust and you don’t want anything to keep the paint from adhering to the wall.
Protect the Flooring
Using either plastic or paper, you need to get your flooring completely covered. This is especially true if you aren’t planning on refinishing the flooring as well. Even the most careful painters are rarely unable to paint a room without anything falling on the floor.
Fill in Nail Holes & Cracks
Before you begin painting, you want to fill in any nail holes or cracks in the wall. This will make your new paint look flawless. You don’t want a bunch of holes left behind after you have finished painting the room.
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Painting your home is a big job. It takes a lot of preparation and hard work. To get the job done right, you might want to leave it up to a professional painting company like L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. We will properly prepare your space and leave you with a flawless paint job that is sure to give your house the crisp finish you have been looking for. Call us today!