After years of wear, tear, and regular life, your home's interior walls are going to need a new coat of paint and professional damage repair to any dents, scratches, and dings. Hiring a professional painter is a good way to have an expertly applied and great-looking finished painting result. Here are some tips to help you prepare for painting your home by a professional service.
Clean Wall Surfaces
The walls of your home are going to be applied with a new coat of paint, so you will need to prepare them for the project. Always ask your professional painting crew what type of preparation and cleaning you should do inside your home prior to painting day. Some professionals will do the prep work for you for cleaning, however, they may only repair, patch, and sand your walls if any damage exists, otherwise, they will leave the cleaning up to you.
Remove all wall decorations and any old wall applications you no longer want, so you can clean the walls. Use a damp cleaning rag to wipe off dirt and dust, and apply a cleaning solution to remove grease, such as trisodium phosphate (TSP) for walls that may be greasy, such as in the kitchen or where there are a lot of handprints.
Clean and Tidy the Rooms
In addition to cleaning off the surfaces of your walls that are to be painted, you will need to prepare the interior of the rooms in terms of their clutter and furnishings. Pull away from the walls large pieces of furniture and place them in the center of the room.
For smaller items of decor and accessories, remove them entirely from the room and store them away in a basement, attic, or another space in your home out of the way of the painting project. You may even want to rent a storage space, ask a neighbor to store them temporarily, or place them in an outside shed or your garage. This makes it easier for your painters to focus on their job and not worry about knocking a lamp or vase over that is under a painting drop cloth.
Take some time to clean the floors in your home, whether they are solid surfaces, such as hardwood or tile, or if they are carpeting. This will pull up and remove any dust that is present in the rooms. Moving furniture around and the painting crew working in the area can kick up dust and debris that is on the floors, and you don't want this to remain as it can stick onto your newly-painted surfaces.
Contact professional painters in your area to learn more.