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Preparing Your Home to be Professionally Painted

Painting your home can be strenuous, time consuming, and messy and it takes experience and skill to do a good, efficient job. For these reasons, the best option to get a new colour in the interior of your home is to hire a professional painter. If you are looking to have your home painted as efficiently as possible, there are a few ways that you can prepare your home to be professionally painted. At Hemlock Interior Painting, we are a team of professional interior home painters with years of experience in the trade.

How to Prepare Your Home to be Painted

Once you have chosen a colour and hired your professional painters, make sure that you follow these simple steps to prepare your home to be painted:

1.     Remove All Wall Hangings

Make sure that you take down all pictures, mirrors, or other wall ornaments before painting. Store them somewhere safe that is not going to be in the way, such as a closet. Remove any nails, tacks, or screws from the walls. You should also take down any curtains or blinds that might interfere with painting or get splattered.

2.     Move Furniture

All furniture should be moved away from the walls into the centre of the room. If possible, it is best to move furniture out of the room being painted. Your painter will most likely bring protective sheets and dropcloths to cover anything that remains in the room, but it is helpful to create as much space to work in the room as possible.

3.     Prepare the Walls

Coordinate with your painter to find out whether they will fill in screw and nail holes in the walls, or whether this will be left to you. If you are doing this task, make sure that you complete it a day early so that the filler has time to dry properly.

4.     Clean Surfaces and Carpets

Before having a professional painter come, make sure that you vacuum and dust your home. Once a fresh coat of paint has been applied, it is susceptible to dust and debris.

If you would like to find out more about the best ways to prepare your home to be professionally painted, or if you are interested in learning more about the interior painting services that we offer, please contact Hemlock Interior Painting at 604-250-2561 or fill out a contact form on our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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