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5 Essentials: How to Prepare for Interior House Painting

Furniture already moved to the centre of the room - it's a great way to prepare for interior house painting
Furniture already moved to the centre of the room - it's a great way to prepare for interior house painting

You’ve decided to refresh the interior painting of your home and have hired a professional to ensure that you get a perfect finish. Even though at AJ Cochrane & Sons we do all the hard work for you, there are some essential steps that you can take to assist your professional painters to achieve the very best results.  

1. Remove fragile items and electronics from the room 

Unplug your electronic items such as televisions, game consoles, lights, modems, and any electronic devices. Removing them from the room and storing them safely means you save valuable time when the painters are ready to work. Removing fragile items before moving furniture also means that your favourite vase or special occasion dinner set stays in one piece. 

2. Move furniture to the centre of the room  

Professional interior painters will use drop sheets to protect your flooring and furniture. However, having it all furniture together in the centre of the room will further protect it. This not only gives painters the ability to move freely and set up ladders if required, it means that they can walk in and get started straight away.  

3. Remove wall hangings, window treatments, and light covers 

Precious framed photographs and art that cannot be replaced are worth protecting during interior house painting. Removing these yourself and storing them away from the dust and paint will ensure they are ready to be re-hung when the painting is complete.  

While we always take the utmost care during any interior painting job, we also recommend removing window treatments, especially if you are having the window frames painted. Removing these and having the room ready to be painted will give you peace of mind and protect your blinds and curtains. Removing the hardware is a great idea and storing it with the treatments is best. There is no need to fix the holes left. We can either leave them so your window treatments can be re-hung or fix them as part of the service.  

4. Vacuum and dust the rooms

Vacuuming and dusting the room before beginning interior painting means that any residual dust has settled and won’t end up on your freshly washed or painted walls.  

5. Prepare kids and pets for the painters’ attendance

Having a plan to keep your pets and children out of the room while the painters are working and while the paint dries will save you from trying to keep curious fingers clean and glossy surfaces fingerprint and fur-free. If you can, even designating a bathroom for the painters is a helpful plan and will eliminate traffic into areas you may want to use yourself without interruption. 

While most modern paints don’t have the powerful offensive odour of paints in previous eras, some people can be sensitive to the odour. Make sure that you can ventilate by keeping air flowing through the house – ideally keeping windows and doors open without letting mischievous pets or curious children into the rooms.  

Professional, hassle-free interior house painting 

At AJ Cochrane, we know the paints we are using intimately. Our vast knowledge of interior house painting has been gained with decades of experience and meticulous attention to detail. As a result, our interior house painters in Perth provide maximum skill for a perfect finish with minimal interruption to your home and with the greatest respect for your personal belongings.  

To discuss your interior house painting requirements, contact AJ Cochranes & Sons today.

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