So, you’ve decided to get in the best North Shore house painter to spruce up your place. But what do you need to do before the house painters come? We take a look at the main things you need to prepare. We will also cover how to choose a licensed North Shore house painter.
Why preparing for your North Shore house painter is important?
Like with most things, preparation is key! To get the best results that last, preparing for your North Shore house painter is essential. Whether it’s your entire house being painted or just a minor touch up, the better you prepare, the better the results will be.
What homework do I need to do before our North Shore house painter arrives?
There are two main things to do before you start painting your North Shore home:
1. Decide why you want to re-paint your home?
Really think about your reasons for wanting to re-paint. Do you want a new style and colour completely or just a re-fresh of the existing colour? Ask yourself how this will affect the rest of your home and its colours/styles. You can work closely with one of our experienced Colour Consultants to go over all your options and discuss your vision.
2. Time to do some due diligence
This is the most important aspect of your homework! We see time and time again clients coming to us after experiencing terrible service from other companies. It’s really important to look into the companies you have to quote your North Shore house painting job. Google and social media can be a goldmine for this. Check the reviews carefully! It’s also a good idea to check the company’s website thoroughly. Search through their gallery to look at their previous work.
Do I need to move furniture before our North Shore house painters arrive?
Our answer? Yes, please! The most considerate preparation you can do for your North Shore painters is to clear the room of all furniture. A clear room allows your painters to work easily and, in turn, complete the job quickly and efficiently.
If you can’t remove all the furniture, the next best thing is to move everything into the center of the room. Feel free to cover your furniture if you wish. Plastic dust sheets are great for this and can be easily taped down. We can then use our drop cloths over the top to protect from paint splatters.
A lot of our clients take the opportunity of moving furniture and items out of the room to do a thorough spring clean. By removing everything from a room you’re almost forced to sort out your belongings. Out with the old and in with the new, as they say!
What cleaning needs to be done before our North Shore house painters arrive?
The cleaner the walls, the better our Taubmans Endure paint will look! Start by getting your vacuum out and cleaning the buildup of dust around the skirting, cornices and anywhere else dirt may have gathered. Don’t forget those pesky cobwebs as well! It’s best to vacuum the entire room so there’s no potential of dust and dirt flying up and sticking to the newly applied wet paint.
It’s best to wash all walls before they are painted. Some areas of the home will need more cleaning than others, just like your general household cleaning. We suggest using a product like Sugar Soap or a simple solution of detergent and warm water to wash your interior walls.
Bathrooms areas can also gather mould and mildew which are no good for painting. This will have to be removed before your North Shore house painters arrive. Same goes for kitchen areas. Kitchens gather grease and grease is the number one enemy for your house painters.
Filling in walls
Your North Shore house painter can definitely help with any plaster repairs. It’s just part of what we do. However, if you do want to save a little extra money, you can let your inner DIY master shine! Your North Shore house will need to have smooth walls before painting begins. Examine your walls and repair any damage or talk to us at the time of quoting to discuss any areas that need patching.
What wall fittings do I need to remove before our North Shore house painters arrive?
It is important to remove all pictures, photos, and wall hangings. If you plan to re-hang your items in the same position, leave your hooks etc. where they are. If you decide you’d like to completely re-decorate, remove all hooks carefully and patch the holes. To avoid chipping plaster, use pillars to twist the hooks out of the wall. Any electrical appliances, such as televisions, brackets etc. also need to be removed.
Schedule a quote now with Summit Coatings
The better you prepare for our North Shore house painters, the better the job will be! Contact us now to discuss your painting needs and how we can help you prepare and complete your next painting project.
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