When you hire a professional painter to carry out interior painting in Ocean Reef and surrounding Perth suburbs, you need to prepare your home appropriately. Professional house painters like us at Brilliant Painting can ensure that the interior of your house is painted to an extremely high standard with professional service and attention to detail.
With a painting service provider like us, you don’t have to worry about very much at all. However, it always helps to prepare your home in advance so that the painting process can go as smoothly as possible.
Cover Or Remove Furniture
Whatever furniture can be removed from the room where the painting is taking place should be removed. The less furniture in the room to take up space and get in the way, the better. This allows the painters to move around more freely and minimises the risk of potential damage to any furniture should an accident occur. Our team is more than happy to help with the removal of furniture or other items.
Larger furniture, however, is not always practical to be removed. If the furniture is unable to be removed, we’ll provide thorough coverings to ensure that the furniture is properly protected from any potential spillages or splatters.
Cover Or Remove Electrical Appliances
Electronic devices such as televisions, gaming systems, refrigerators and sound systems should ideally be removed when a professional painting service provider carries out a paint job.
Once again, this is simply to ensure that these items do not get damaged since they are expensive to replace and spillages could potentially ruin them permanently, especially in the case of something like a TV. It is worth the effort to temporarily uninstall and remove the appliance from the room being painted just to be sure.
If it is too cumbersome and inconvenient to remove, then we will ensure that it is covered thoroughly with drop cloths and sheets, ensuring that your prized possessions are well protected.
Remove Wall Hangings Or Ornaments
Any decorative items hanging on walls should be removed prior to painting, as they will get in the way and could potentially be defaced by the odd splatter. These items can obstruct painting from taking place smoothly and can slow painting down considerably.
To ensure a smooth and quick painting process, all shelves, picture frames and other decorative wall-mounted items should be removed entirely.
Protect Soft Furnishings
Things such as removable rugs should be taken out of the room entirely, rolled up and placed somewhere safe. Curtains, drapes, blinds, throw pillows, blankets and more should also be removed and stowed safely away.
While these things can be covered with drop cloths, it is always better to remove them since it is very difficult, if not impossible, to get paint splatter off of soft furnishings if it occurs.
Vacate The Area
To ensure that your painters have the best possible working environment so they can do their job as quickly and efficiently as possible, it is best to vacate the rooms where the painting is taking place so that it can be done without any interference.
Moreover, painting can cause a significant amount of harmful fumes, so it is advised to clear the room to ensure it is safe. Children and pets, in particular, should be kept out of the painting area as they not only could inhale the fumes but also run the risk of perhaps knocking over a paint can, getting paint on themselves and then potentially spreading it to other areas of the house.