When you have finally decided that the old paint in your house needs to be revitalized, you have a project on your hands. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional there are lots of steps that you will need to take to have your home ready to paint. You start with choosing the space that needs to be painted and then what color it is that you want to use. You can use a professional to help you with a color scheme that will work for you and the accent colors of your furnishings. That is the fun part, but there are other things that you need to be ready to do when you have your home painted.
New York Painting Services has some paint preparation steps that you can take to make the painting job run better.
Moving Furniture to Paint: This is the big one. All the rooms in your home have large furniture pieces that will need to be moved. Most people have a bed or couches against a wall. These things need to be moved and most people say to pile all the items in the center of the room. This is a good idea but it can turn out to be an obstacle when trying to get around the room. If there is space, move the items into a few different piles and that way you have some space to move around. You also need to find some covers for the items that are remaining in the room so they do not get paint on them. If you hire a professional they will have covers to protect your furniture.
Drywall Repairs: This is another step that should be done before you start the painting process. Once you have moved furniture you may realize that there are scuff or scrape marks where the bed or couch has rubbed on the wall. You also will need to repair any areas of the drywall where you hung pictures or other art. All though the holes from hanging nails are small they should be covered in case you decide to hang the art somewhere else. You can have this done by a repair man or a painting professional. If you try yourself you may not notice the blunder until after the paint has already been applied.
Remove Outlet Covers to Paint Underneath: You can have this done by a repairman or go around the room and remove the covers to each of the outlets so that the paint can be applied all the way to the edge. It is easier to remove them then try to tape them off and paint around. The less amount of cutting in that you have to do the better. If you are not comfortable removing these items then you can call a professional to do it for you.