What to Do Before You Paint Your House or Business
Are you considering painting your home or business? Not only can a fresh coat of paint increase your property’s value, but it also can create an environment that will feel cleaner, more inviting, and depending on the color you choose, set the mood for the room. Whether you are planning on doing it yourself or hiring professionals such as Mike’s Quality Painting, here are just a few steps you should take before you start painting your home or business:
- Remove or Move Furniture
If you are concerned about paint getting on any of your belongings, it’s best to move them away from the walls to a central location or pack up items until the paint has fully dried. This will help ensure that none of your belongings get ruined by any painting mishaps. At Mike’s Quality Painting, we are dedicated to ensuring all your belongings are thoroughly covered to maintain their integrity.
- Protect Flooring
Any time you are about to paint, make sure to have the proper materials to cover and protect your floors. Without the proper covering, you’ll find out the hard way that paint can be highly resistant to removal once it is dry. With us, you’ll never have to worry about paint ever touching your floor!
- Remove Any Wall Hangings
To save some time, remove any decorations, paintings, pictures or clocks on the walls you plan to paint. This will also allow you to decide if you want to keep the wall hangings where they were, or consider relocating them to a different place in your home or business.
- Patch Up Holes
If you are planning on relocating any wall hangings or notice any cracks/holes in the walls, make sure to patch them up to ensure you have a smooth, even finish once the paint dries. Along with patching up holes, if you notice any chipped paint, make sure to remove it before you start the painting process.
- Remove Outlet Covers or Switch Plates
Instead of taping up any outlet covers or switch plates, the best practice is to completely remove any wall covers to guarantee there are no missed spots around the edges. Along with helping you get an even finish on your wall, but it will also save you some tape too!
- Clean Walls, Floorboards, and Crown Molding
Cleaning your walls before painting your home or business is always a great practice. With a little water/detergent mixture you can remove any settled debris (especially in the kitchen and bathrooms). By also cleaning your floorboards and crown molding, it will help to secure tape, which will allow you to have cleaner edges and lines.
- Rely on the Professionals
For when extra care is needed or the job is simply too big of a task to handle on your own, call the Albuquerque painting professionals at Mike’s Quality Painting! We pride ourselves on being experts in the industry, and handling all of our clients belongings with care. With our services, you’ll never have to worry about covering your floor, furniture, or trimming the walls. We’ll make sure you are taken care of from start to finish.
If you want to know more about the services Mike’s Quality Painting provides or would like to get a quote on your upcoming painting project, give us a call at (505) 508-5342.