There are a few little things you can do before your chosen painter and decorator arrives, which will be of great help to them, and will ultimately make your life a lot easier. Here are some tips for you.
In an ideal world, the room should be completely empty of furniture, but we know that it’s sometimes not possible to take everything out just because there isn’t anywhere to put it. Instead, try to leave the walls free and with easy access to them – this can be achieved by moving the leftover furniture to the centre of the room.
Any artwork or photos on the walls will need to be taken down, but if you plan on putting them back after the decorating, leave the hooks in place so everything can be re-hung after the job is done.
If you have a television or other electrical appliances mounted on the walls, it’s best to remove these to avoid potential damages. The same applies to light fixtures, they should be removed or at least lower from the ceiling.
Before any work can begin, in whichever room they are going to be starting with, it should be thoroughly cleaned. Get the vacuum out and get rid of the dust and any of those pesky cobwebs throughout the house.
The paintwork, including skirting boards and doors, must also be clean. If the kitchen is on the to-do list, make sure that there is no grease anywhere – we know that grease tends to cling, but it’s paint’s number one enemy. Perhaps the bathroom is getting a fresh lick of paint, just be sure that there is no mould or mildew lurking in corners – these issues must be dealt with before any painting can start.
Remember, you’re paying for the expertise of the painter and decorator and also their time – so it makes sense to sort these small jobs out yourself before they arrive, that way they can just get stuck into the job at hand.
The team here at Pro Paint have extensive painting and decorating experience. Why not get in touch today to discuss your next project?