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.