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Helpful Guidance on Preparing Your Home for Professional Interior Painting

When you hire a professional painting crew to paint your Southwest Florida home’s interior, you will avoid numerous potential aggravations that can arise with DIY painting. Let the experts handle it, was your likely thinking when you booked the service. And while your work seems to be done, there are several things you can do to help prepare your home for the professionals and ensure the smooth flow of the interior paint application.

With decades of Naples, Florida-area interior painting experience, the experts at FCI Painting know all the ins and outs of producing outstanding paint job results. While we tend to all interior painting details with exacting precision, we suggest that you take the following actions to help optimize your painting team’s efficiency:

Communicate with the Painting Team

Whether you’ve hired our team or one from another interior painting company, initiate communications with team members to ensure that everyone is on the same page about the scope of the job and responsibilities. While you may have reviewed the job in detail with a paint company representative, they might not be on the painting crew. During this initial discussion, you can re-review the following:

  • Job site preparation
  • Paint color choices
  • Workflow progression through the home
  • Extent of masking and sheeting
  • Access to water and power
  • Areas of concern
  • Bathroom usage
  • Paint drying times
  • Other job site considerations

Initial introductions help foster smooth communications the work and help ensure that no one will hesitate to ask questions if an unexpected issue arises.

Declutter and Clear the Space

For an interior paint job, you want the paint to go on your walls, ceilings, and trim work, not your personal possessions. Thus, the more stuff you can remove from each room, the less likely they’ll suffer accidental damage by stray paint or knockdowns. Additionally, decluttering and clearing rooms give the painting crew more space to maneuver effectively around the job site. You should also empty any closets and cupboards of items as these spaces are too small for a painter to work in if filled.

Protect Furniture and Belongings

To the extent possible, try to remove smaller furniture to other areas of the home that are not slated for painting. Smaller rugs should be rolled up and removed, along with any curtains and drapes. Carpeting and large floor rugs should be completely covered with plastic sheeting. You can move larger furniture to the center of the room and cover it with a tarp or old sheets. You’ll also need to remove all paintings and other wall art from any walls in rooms being painted and remove or protect any electronics.

Clean Your Walls

Unless you’re professional painting firm has specifically included wall cleaning in the scope of work, you should take the time to clean your walls the day before the painting team arrives. Your walls have inevitably accumulated a buildup of dust, dirt, and other contaminants since they were last painted. This buildup can compromise the finish of your newly painted walls by causing stains and adhesion issues. Sponging down the walls and trim work with soap and water will help ensure that your professional painters produce a flawless finish.

Create a Comfortable Work Environment

Ask your painting team what you can do to make a comfortable work environment. This can include things like ensuring access to all areas that need to be painted, establishing paint workstations, and figuring out adequate ventilation of the painted rooms.

For Superior Interior Work, Turn to Naples, FL-Based FCI Painting

With almost three decades of interior painting experience, FCI painting has a stellar reputation for vibrantly renewing home interiors in Southwest Florida. For a professional assessment and quote on painting the interior of your Naples, Florida-area home, contact FCI Painting online or call us at (239) 435-1001.

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6 Stars

The entire process from start to finish was professional. They did a great job and left everything clean. Ryan wouldn’t leave until everything was perfect. The entire team was so responsive. I would recommend FCI to anyone. I would give them 6 stars if I could.

Bruce G

Reasonably Priced & Very Detailed

We have a three unit, two story condo building that needed an exterior painting job we awarded to FCI Painting. Their proposal was reasonably priced and very detailed. Richard Foden’s came to estimate the job and took the time to explain the process, answer questions and provide recommendations (that help us in our process). We received four proposals and FCI’s stood out making our decision straight forward. FCI crew was professional and the foreman ‘Eduardo’ exceptional. On a daily basis’s he communicated what to expect, what they would be achieving and the crews next steps. Crew was courteous and cleaned up the grounds every evening. We highly recommend FCI Painting company. Thanks

Leo G

Incredible Service

I honestly cannot recommend this company enough. I was attempting to find painters in Naples while I was still in Canada. Richard and his team were so helpful in the process, going above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. They were thorough, professional, and one of the best prices I found in the area. Incredible service.

Jeremy S

Definitely Use Them Again

Richard and his team were great to work with. They were polite, cleaned up and did an awesome job! I have already recommended them to people and would definitely use them again.

Helen R

Ahead of schedule

Very professional, prompt… even ahead of schedule. I will always use them from now on.

Brittany K

Can’t Recommend FCI Painting enough

I can’t recommend FCI Painting enough! Owner Richard Foden runs one of the finest painting companies I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. When my business moved into our new office, we started researching painters in Naples, FL and FCI came highly recommended. The commercial painters that Richard works with are prompt, thorough and professional. After working with them in a business setting, I’ll be certain to give Richard a call next time I’m in need of house painters as well.

Martin V

Professional & Friendly

Had my condo painted by FCI Painting and they did an outstanding job! They were professional and friendly.

Eileen F

Competitive & Fair

FCI Painting did an outstanding job for us and we are more than pleased with the results. We found the pricing to be competitive and fair. Our painter, Chris, was an expert craftsman, patched several areas of drywall that needed attention and helped us work through a problem we had with one of the colors we chose. We would definitely recommend FCI painting for anyone looking for a quality job at a fair price.

Donna C

Way Above Expectation

Big thanks to FCI, I had them paint my house inside and out and they did a fantastic job, way above my expectations, there employees were punctual and polite, and the work was completed 2 days before the scheduled completion date. Would not hesitate to recommend A++++++++++

Neil S

Highly Suggest Their Work

FCI Painting did a fantastic job on my driveway. They were swift, neat, and very sharp eye on quality. I would highly suggest there work and I would call them again.

Tom D

Pleasure to Deal With

FCI did a great job painting our home! Job was done on time & on budget, no surprises! Rich was a pleasure to deal with & was very prompt when responding to a question or request. Chris, our painter, was on-time each day, always prepared, cleaned up every afternoon, worked at a good pace & super friendly. Would definitely use them again & recommend them highly!

Christine C

Always an Outstanding Job

My family has used FCI in our homes and businesses. They have always done an outstanding job, neat and clean and Richard is wonderful accommodating owner to work with. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

Valerie G

Great Company, Great Results

Great Company, Great Results! We use FCI whenever we can!


Easy to Deal With

Pleasant and easy to deal with. Did exactly what they said they would, when they said they would do it. Would highly recommend.

Christopher G

Beautiful Work

Beautiful work and very friendly respectful employees. Couldn’t be happier.

Tiffany K