Do You Have to Move Away While Your Home Is Being Repainted?
You’re having your interiors professionally painted. You’ve chosen the colors for your ceiling painting, matched color samples for your walls and finalized decisions on different mixes. Now, it’s time for the painters to come in and turn your vision into reality. The question many homeowners ask at this point is this: “do you have to move out of your house while it is being painted?”
The short answer is no. However, like with all home improvement projects, the true answer is a little more nuanced.
The biggest concern for people is the smell. For exterior painting jobs like siding painting, the smell of paint easily dissipates and is barely noticeable. Interior painting, on the other hand, is a different story. Some paint products can be irritating to the nose, and, if you or any member of your family is sensitive to this smell, it’s a good idea to temporarily move out during a painting. Moving out of your house also gives the professionals more elbow room to finish their job efficiently and quickly, ensuring that you’re back enjoying your newly painted interiors faster.
Aside from exterior painting jobs, minor interior painting can also be done without you needing to relocate. For example, if you’re only repainting one room or a small corner in your house, it might not make sense to move out.
The decision to stay or go while your painting company is around is entirely up to you. In some cases, your professional might even prefer that you’re around to see for yourself how the final product will look ahead of time. This way, you can give your input and make changes before your whole home dons a new shade of color.
Whether you want to stay or go, our professionals at Complete Custom Painting can help you make sure your painting project goes as smoothly as possible. Give us a call at (651) 273-2511, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.