Deciding to repaint a room is a big choice to make and with it comes a lot of work that needs to be done to get ready. Changing the wall color in your home can add some more personal décor and freshen up a space that may have otherwise been really dark and dusty. Choosing a paint color is only one part of the project. This is the fun part getting to go out and looking at color schemes and deciding what might be best for your space. The list of other things that need to be done to get the space ready is not quite as fun and will take a bit of effort.
L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. has a list of things that you will want to do to prepare your home for paint. Some of these can be done by a professional if you choose to hire one and some will be your responsibility either way.
Move Furniture Away From Walls Before Painting: This is the first step and is necessary to get the room painted in an efficient amount of time. Almost all rooms have some type of furniture that is up against a wall like couches, dressers, beds and bookshelves. No matter what is against the wall, it will have to be moved. Most people will say that you should pile everything into the center of the room but this could turn into an obstacle when trying to get around the room. One way to not have this problem is to make a few smaller piles that are still pulled away from the wall. It will give you space to walk around the room and get to each area with less being in the way.
Make Drywall Repairs: When we are talking about drywall, we mean the walls. The wall structure is made up of drywall and when there is damage that reaches past just a scuff on the surface of the paint, there can be drywall damage. There are lots of ways that the drywall can be damaged and would need to be repaired before you apply a new coat of paint on the walls. If you have any art or picture frames on the wall, the wall hanger or nail that was used is going to leave some damage that will need to be repaired. Many times the couch or bed can leave some damage if they are rubbed up against often. These will all require some repair and it is best to leave it to a professional to ensure that the texture matches the existing wall after the repairs are made.