Is your Home ready for the painting crew?
You’ve decided to sell your Kerrisdale house or perhaps you’ve just closed on the Kitsilano home of your dreams. Maybe you’ve already established strong roots in another equally amazing neighborhood. Each of these situations presents an ideal opportunity to hire a painting company to spruce up the interior of your home. A fresh coat of paint adds monetary value and creates a positive, comfortable space for residents.
As a professional Vancouver residential painting contractor, our goal is to produce excellent work with minimal disruption to your life and routine. The easier it is for our crew to move around and set up our equipment, the faster we can get the job done. Here are a few of our best tips for getting prepared for our painting crew:
Furniture: Move smaller pieces like end tables, coffee tables, lamps, etc, to another area of the house. Large items like couches, beds, and dining room tables can be moved to the middle of the room. We use drop cloths to protect your furniture from paint, but it never hurts to also use any old blankets or sheets you may have to cover furnishings.
Drapes and curtains will need to come down and rugs can be rolled up. The easiest way to secure carpets is to tie them with some sturdy fabric material.
Walls: Take pictures, posters, tapestries, and other artwork off the walls, but don’t worry about the hardware – it can stay. A thorough and deep cleaning of the walls and floors a day or two before we arrive gets each room prepared for painting. This, combined with the cleaning our crew does, greatly reduces the chance of floating dust and debris landing on fresh paint.
Electronics and Other Devices: Unplug everything that can be disconnected and let us know if there’s something that must remain plugged in. Marking those cords with colorful tape or sticky notes is a great visual reminder. Wrap items that have screens in material such as bubble wrap and move them to where the painting isn’t being done.
Cabinets and Closets: Pack up all the dishes and pots and pans. Remember to box up towels, washcloths, and robes, and don’t forget that closets will need to be empty as well!
Children and Pets: We love them! We also want to keep them safe and paint-free. Young children tend to be fascinated by painters and other tradespeople and often have loads of questions or running commentary that can be distracting and unsafe. Painting day is a great opportunity to take them and their pets on an adventure away from home.
It may feel a bit odd to have a crew of strangers in your home or you may perceive that you are living in the land of drop cloths. We completely understand and as professionals, we can work quickly without sacrificing excellence. Many homeowners have found it convenient to plan errands, appointments, or social engagements with friends while their homes are being painted.
If you have any questions or would like a free quote, please contact us for all your interior and exterior Vancouver painting needs!