It may not seem like a challenging task, but painting a room is more complicated than people think. Yes, you can just drop by a hardware store, pick up a can of paint in what you think is a lovely color, and purchase other painting tools as well – but this could be a recipe for disaster. To get everything right, you have to do a bit of preparation.
First, you’ll have to decide whether you’ll be doing the painting yourself or if you’ll be hiring professionals to handle it. Skilled Halifax house painters like Gallagher Paint & Paper can be trusted to do an excellent job, but you have to take your budget into account. Laura Firszt recently wrote an article for the Networx website about the financial preparation that needed to be done before work on a room can be started:
“Find out the going rates for both paint and painters (if you plan to hire a pro) to avoid any last minute surprises. Don’t automatically hire the cheapest painting firm; check around to find a company with good local recommendations. Most contractors take a portion of the price up front, with the balance payable on completion of the work.”
Once that decision has been made, there are still a few things to work out. Whether it is a single room or the entire house, you will need to vacate the premises. Finding a temporary lodging is best because it takes a day or two to get rid of the paint’s odor and also for the paint to completely dry. This helps avoid accidents and prevents any allergic reactions. The next thing to do is to decide on the paint to use; both color and what brand to use. Dependable Halifax painters can help with this by providing you with a range of choices that would be best for your rooms.
After choosing the ideal paint color(s) and type, it’s time to clear out everything in the area to be painted and to prepare for the painting process itself. All furnishings should be removed to make sure that there are no obstacles to get in the way of the painters, and a thorough cleaning will follow so as to prep the surface to be painted. Finally, cover everything that cannot be removed from the room with plastic or other protective sheets.
As soon as everything is set, the painters can get to work and it will only be a matter of hours or days (depending on the project’s extent) until you see and enjoy the results. You’ll be relaxing in a revitalized room thanks to an excellent paint job.
(Source: Do Your (Interior) House Painting Homework, Networx, May 17, 2014)