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4 Tips for Preparing Your Home for a Professional Painting Job

Now that you’ve decided to work with professional painters, you’ll need to ensure that your home is adequately prepared. Although some companies will take care of some of the preparatory work when they arrive, there are several steps that homeowners can take to ready their properties in advance. As a leading provider of house interior painting in Gladwyne and the surrounding areas, we’ve listed some essential tips below.

Clear Places for Access and Remove any Obstructions

If there are unnecessary obstructions in the way of your painters, some jobs become more difficult and can take more time. It’s a good idea to clear away any items of furniture or objects that will obstruct the painters from doing their jobs efficiently. Think about where the painters will have to position equipment like ladders and ensure that there is enough room so that they can get set up and started as soon as they arrive.

Preparing Walls

Speak to the painting company that you will be working with and ask them if you will need to prepare the walls before they arrive. Nine times out of ten, professional painting teams will be prepared to strip wallpaper and sand down any rough surfaces. However, it’s best to check in advance to save time, money, and potential embarrassment for both parties.

Remove Wall Hangings

Make sure that you remove any pictures, paintings, or ornaments that cover the areas that will be painted. Rather than wasting time trying to get everything removed from the walls when the painters have arrived, it’s best to get this activity completed in advance. Put these objects in a safe place, away from the area that is being painted so that they don’t get stained or damaged while work is being carried out.

Remove Rugs, Curtains, and Throws

Not only do these items obstruct a paint job, but they could also get damaged by the paint if they are not removed from the area before painting commences. Don’t forget to store them out of harm’s way until a day or two after all the painting is completed and has had time to dry.

If in doubt about how to prepare for professional painters, call the painting company in advance, and ask them what you can do to make their job easier.

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– Mike and Toni K

Your team came to work everyday. And each day, they worked hard, demonstrated professionalism, and were courteous and respectful of our house and family. Even with some rain, your team completed the entire job on time and on budget, as promised!

– Mark M. and Kate W

Thank you for your excellent work painting our home! You and your crew arrived on time, got the job done quickly, and did not leave a single drop of paint where it wasn’t supposed to be.

– Michelle M.

The quality of work was excellent and the house looks totally refreshed. I was also impressed that they arrived on time each day and finished their job on schedule.

– Mike F.

Thanks again for a great job on painting my old farmhouse. You and your team made it look almost like new… quite a feat given the condition when you started.

– Fred S.

Anyone who has experience with contractors knows how difficult it can be to find the right combination of quality work, reasonable prices, and professionalism. I can truly say that Fox Painting delivers in all those areas.

– James and Kathleen L.

They were extremely respectful while working in my home. They made sure that the entire floor area was covered while being painted, and cleaned thoroughly. The final product matches exactly what I had envisioned and I would recommend Fox Painting to anyone looking for a superior job.

– Margaret H.