Painting the inside of your home may be a fairly simple DIY task as a homeowner, but it can still take a lot of time and effort to accomplish on your own. This is why so many homeowners opt to hire a professional painter to get the job done. If you have always handled painting on your own, but think this time you would rather let a professional take care of it, it is likely you will have a few questions as a first-time customer. This is especially true when it comes to preparing your home for the job.
Do you have to remove all of the furniture from the rooms that are going to be painted?
You will not typically be expected to move the furniture out of the room during painting unless you are working with a really small space. In most cases, the contractors will just move everything to the center of the room and cover it with plastic. However, if you would prefer that everything be taken out of the space, the contractors will take care of this on your behalf as well.
Is there anything else I should do to get a room ready for painting?
The best thing to do to make the process easier on the painting contractors before they arrive is to remove clutter from the room. If you have bedrooms that will be painted, for example, it is best to remove everything from the room except for the furniture, unless the items are small enough to be tucked away in drawers and cabinets. As mentioned, the painters will likely move the furniture for you, but having to clear the room of additional clutter can be more time consuming than necessary. Additionally, you should make sure to keep your pets either contained inside of a crate or outdoors during the project.
Do professional painting contractors do custom painting techniques?
The types of painting techniques that will be offered by a specific contractor will depend on the professional individual. Each painter has their own skill set and tools, and therefore, what one painter offers another may not. However, some of the most basic custom interior painting techniques, such as striping or texture painting, will likely be offered by just about every contractor.
When all is said and done and the painters have finished the project at your home, you will be very pleased that you chose to have your home professionally painted. If you have additional questions before a painting project begins at your home, be sure to ask a contractor, like Thompson Painting, for more information.