Vital Preparations Before Painting Companies Start Work on Your Home

A fresh coat of paint can make all the difference in your home. When you need painting for your home interiors and exteriors in Kitchener, hire professionals that meet the highest standards. After getting the painting services you need, find out the best way to prepare your home for painting. You should also ask the experts what they do for preparations before painting. The following is a look at the tasks you and the painters have in terms of prepping for the project

vital preperations before painting companies work on your home

Interior Preparations

Good planning will help immensely to the success of painting project. It is always advisable to hire the painter early to have enough time to plan properly. Start by taking count of the places that will need painting. If you’re having all the rooms painted, then make a list of them in the order you prefer. If there are articles in the room that will be easily damaged, then remove them. If that is not possible, tell the painters so that they can handle them with care.

Usually, painting companies will have a way to protect furniture and appliances from damages. If you need help moving particular appliances like a refrigerator or cooker, then ask the painters to provide assistance. Moving heavy appliances on your own is unwise. Keeping valuables out of the way will reduce the chances of painters accidentally tripping over them. You should also make sleeping arrangements because painted bedrooms will need time before they are ready for use.

Surface Preparations

The quality of any paintwork will depend on the amount of prep work that a painting company has put in. It is not just about the surroundings but the surfaces as well. Painting without doing any preparations will result in uneven, rippled, splotchy, ugly and peeling surfaces. Ignoring surface prep work will also reduce the lifespan of any paint coating. One way to prepare surfaces for painting is to clean them. Painting companies have products that can aid in the cleaning of dirty surfaces like kitchen and bathroom walls.

For walls that have cracks, it is essential to seal them to work for smooth painting. Professional painters such as those from CertaPro Painters of Waterloo will know what substances to use to fill in the cracks. If there are surfaces with mildew spots, then those too have to come off. Mildew spots are particularly hard to get rid of and will show through a fresh coat of paint. Painters need specific cleaning agents to remove these spots.

The preparations for painting, both in the interior and the surfaces will contribute to the workmanship of the painters you hire.


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How to Hire the Right Painting Contractor, Angie’s List, 8 July 2011