Tips to Prepare Your Home for a Professional Paint Crew
Handing over a home exterior or interior painting job to a professional paint crew helps you save time, eliminate potential headaches and ensure better results. For this project, you need to make sure that everything moves along smoothly while minimizing surprises. This includes preparing your home days before the pros arrive. Here are some tips:
Declutter the Work Areas
You want the paint crew to start to work as soon as possible. If it is an exterior painting job, be sure to clear all lawn ornaments, garden hoses and other items that may hinder the pros’ progress. If it is an interior painting project, remove pieces of furniture and items that hang on walls like paintings, picture frames and other decorations.
Ensure Clear Communication With the Paint Crew
Being on the same page as the paint crew is one of the best ways to ensure the success of the interior or exterior painting job. Schedule regular meetings and find out the best way to communicate with each other. See to it that the local contractor you agree to work with displays important qualities of professionalism, respect and punctuality.
Vacate the Work Zone
Plan in advance for the painters: make sure the kids, pets and people are kept as far away from the workplace as possible. It’s a precautionary measure to reduce the likelihood of accidents. If possible, you can arrange for the paint job to be done and finished while nobody’s home.
Ensure Proper Ventilation
An interior painting job decades ago usually involved strong fumes that lingered for days. Fortunately, today’s paint products now have a minimal odor, but that doesn’t mean you no longer have to open windows to let the fumes escape. Ventilation is still important in any painting job so be sure to open the windows when the painters are working or while the applied paint is drying.
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