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Whether you are getting the entire house painted or just giving your room a new look, painting is more than simply getting a box of paint and starting to work on the walls, There are lots of things you need to do to prepare your house (or your room) for a paint job:

Remove and Protect Carpets and Furniture

You don’t want your carpets and your furniture to be spoiled by splashes of paint, do you? Therefore, it is important that you clear away all the furniture and carpets from the to-be-painted area. Since there are many ways your furniture can come into contact with wet paint (through touch, or if painting equipment is kept close to the furniture), it is recommended that you cover your carpets and furniture with plastic to avoid any such incidents.

Give Your Room a Thorough CleaningGive Your Room a Thorough Cleaning

Dust or small waste particles in a room can get stuck to wet paint and ruin the whole look of the wall. Therefore, it is important that you wash the floor, vacuum the part of your wall that meets the floor and the corners of the window frame. Keep the doors and windows closed to prevent dust from blowing in until the paint job is complete and the wet paint has dried out.

Clean the Surface to Be Painted

With time, the doors and walls of the house collect a lot of dirt, and grease. Painting over them can affect the quality of the paint job. So, to make sure your paint job looks perfect, you should wash the surface (walls or doors) that you intend to paint with a regular house cleaner so all the dirt and grease washes away.

Make Sure Your Tiles Are Protected

Buy plastic sheets or canvas cloth prior to having your house painted so that paint doesn’t splatter on the floor and ruin your tiles. While most tiles can be easily cleaned, some paint marks are persistent and do not go away easily. Besides this, you don’t want to clean your room again, do you?

Scrape Away Old Paint

This is important if your old wall paint is scraping away and is making the surface of your wall uneven. In that case, you need to scrape all of it before painting, as painting on an uneven surface will ruin the texture of your wall paint, making it look unattractive.

Remove All Objects from the Wall

Framed pictures, shelves, decorations and even switches should be removed before you have your house painted. This is done to avoid getting paint on them, and so that your painter does not have to work through ‘obstacles’, making their job easier.

Although preparing your house for a paint job is hard work, but painting your house well will increase its value. When you see that the paint job has turned out exactly the way you wanted it to, you’ll feel that all your efforts have been well worth it.

Whether you are getting the entire house painted or just giving your room a new look, painting is more than simply getting a box of paint and starting to work on the walls, There are lots of things you need to do to prepare your house (or your room) for a paint job:

Remove and Protect Carpets and Furniture

You don’t want your carpets and your furniture to be spoiled by splashes of paint, do you? Therefore, it is important that you clear away all the furniture and carpets from the to-be-painted area. Since there are many ways your furniture can come into contact with wet paint (through touch, or if painting equipment is kept close to the furniture), it is recommended that you cover your carpets and furniture with plastic to avoid any such incidents.

Give Your Room a Thorough Cleaning

Dust or small waste particles in a room can get stuck to wet paint and ruin the whole look of the wall. Therefore, it is important that you wash the floor, vacuum the part of your wall that meets the floor and the corners of the window frame. Keep the doors and windows closed to prevent dust from blowing in until the paint job is complete and the wet paint has dried out.

Clean the Surface to Be Painted

With time, the doors and walls of the house collect a lot of dirt, and grease. Painting over them can affect the quality of the paint job. So, to make sure your paint job looks perfect, you should wash the surface (walls or doors) that you intend to paint with a regular house cleaner so all the dirt and grease washes away.

Make Sure Your Tiles Are Protected

Buy plastic sheets or canvas cloth prior to having your house painted so that paint doesn’t splatter on the floor and ruin your tiles. While most tiles can be easily cleaned, some paint marks are persistent and do not go away easily. Besides this, you don’t want to clean your room again, do you?

Scrape Away Old Paint

This is important if your old wall paint is scraping away and is making the surface of your wall uneven. In that case, you need to scrape all of it before painting, as painting on an uneven surface will ruin the texture of your wall paint, making it look unattractive.

Remove All Objects from the Wall

Framed pictures, shelves, decorations and even switches should be removed before you have your house painted. This is done to avoid getting paint on them, and so that your painter does not have to work through ‘obstacles’, making their job easier.

Although preparing your house for a paint job is hard work, but painting your house well will increase its value. When you see that the paint job has turned out exactly the way you wanted it to, you’ll feel that all your efforts have been well worth it.

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