Before you can start painting, getting your home set up and ready for professional painters is important. While many things must be done before the first brushstroke is applied, here are some general tips that will make the process go smoothly:
- Remove all furniture from rooms.
- Cover all floors with drop cloths or plastic sheeting (you'll want to protect against drips)
- Clean every surface with a damp cloth or sponge, including walls and ceilings--even if they look clean now!
Preparing the Space
Before you paint, there are some things you can do to prepare your space. When you hire professional painters like us to do the job for you, discuss with us what needs to be done. We may have suggestions or specific requirements to help us do our job better and faster.
Get rid of furniture in rooms where walls need priming or painting. Remove any mirrors or artwork hanging on the walls as well--you'll want these items out of sight while they're being worked on so they aren't damaged by dust particles or paint splatters (or accidentally painted over!).
The first step is cleaning: vacuum floors thoroughly and wipe down baseboards with an all-purpose cleaner if necessary; then wash down all surfaces using warm water mixed with mild dish soap. Afterward, dry everything thoroughly before moving on to priming/painting prep work!
Choosing a Color Scheme
It's important to consider the style of your home when choosing a color scheme. For example, suppose you have an older home with traditional architecture and furnishings. In that case, it may be best to stick with neutral colors such as white or gray if the interior has a lot of natural light and features contemporary furniture, bolder hues like red or yellow work better for you. Professional painters like us can help you with color selections.
When choosing paint colors for your walls, don't forget about other elements in the room that will affect their appearance: flooring (whether wood or carpet), window coverings (drapes/blinds), ceiling treatments (ceiling fans), and artwork on display--these can all influence how well each color works within its surroundings!
The best way to ensure everyone is happy with their new look is by sticking within one family of shades throughout each room of your house. Hence, everything matches nicely together without any jarring contrasts between rooms being visible at first glance when guests walk through them during parties or social gatherings held at home."
Picking the Right Paint
When picking the right paint, there are several factors to consider. First and foremost, you'll want to ensure that your walls are in good condition before starting any painting project. If they're not, it's best to wait until they are before beginning work on them.
Secondly, consider how much time and money you want to spend on this project (and how much time is available). Professional painters can help with estimates. This will help determine which type of paint should be used: exterior or interior; oil-based or latex; flat or eggshell/satin finish...the list goes on!
Lastly, choose colors based on what works best with what else is going into the room--for example: if there's already a lot going on with furniture pieces or accessories, then maybe go for something simple like white instead of bright yellow!
Preparing the Walls
Once your walls are ready for paint, it's time to prime them. Priming will help create a smooth surface to apply your new color. It also helps seal any holes or cracks in the wall so that they don't show through after you've painted over them.
- If necessary, scrape the old paint with a putty knife or scraper.
- Sand down rough areas with sandpaper (120-150 grit)
- Patch holes and cracks with spackling compound
Preparing the Ceiling
Before we paint, The professional painters that we are. We'll want to ensure your ceiling is in good shape. If any fixtures are hanging from it, remove them and store them somewhere safe until after the painting is complete. Next, patch any holes or rough areas with spackle and sandpaper to ensure everything looks smooth and professional once we're priming the surface.
Once all repairs have been made, We prime the entire ceiling surface with primer before applying a coat of white paint (or whatever color suits your fancy).
Preparing the Trim
- Remove any existing fixtures. Remove any light fixtures, door and window trim, weather stripping, and other items our professional painters will paint.
- Patch holes and sand down rough areas. If cracks or gouges exist in the walls or ceiling, patch them with spackling compound (available at hardware stores). Then sand down rough edges with fine-grit sandpaper until they're smooth enough for primer to adhere properly.
- Prime the trim before painting it: Primer is a thin layer of paint that helps seal in moisture so it doesn't cause peeling later on down the road--and also gives you an even base color for your final coat!
Preparing the Doors and Windows
- Remove any existing fixtures.
- Patch any holes and sand down rough areas.
- Prime the doors and windows to help prevent paint from chipping off in the future.
If you plan on painting your home, you'll want to ensure it's in the best condition before the professional painters arrive. Once your walls are prepped and ready for paint, it's time to get some paint on them! For professional painters, contact us today to book an estimate