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Painting  /  January 14, 2022

How To Prioritize Painting Projects Around Your Kitchener Home

Painting project on your Kitchener home

A fresh coat of paint is an easy way to update any room in your home. If you’re planning a paint project, you don’t want to start without taking some time to plan how to tackle the job. If it seems like a big project that you’re not ready to undertake, Handyman Connection offers painting services in Kitchener. You tell us what you want to be done. We do the hard work. Your home looks great without having to spend weeks getting the job done. Here’s how to get started.

What’s Your Purpose For Painting?

Before you can determine the plan, you need to think about your goals. If you’re trying to update your rooms, you’ll want to think more about how your routine will be disrupted as you paint. You will want to start with rooms that don’t get a lot of use, instead of beginning with the kitchen or living room. If you’re getting ready to sell, then you’ll want to do the rooms that matter most to homebuyers, the living room, kitchen, entryway and primary bedroom. Your end goal may also determine the colours you use. If you’re updating the home for your own aesthetic, you can be more creative. If you’re planning on selling, you may want to stick with neutrals.

Which Room Should You Paint First?

When you’re painting, it can be easier to tackle one room at a time. Keep in mind that you will need to get the room prepped by removing furniture and making sure the walls are clean. Also, you’ll need to fix any holes and cracks before you start painting. Make sure the spackling has enough time to dry before painting. The trim should be taped off. Remove outlet covers and light switches. Rooms with a lot of detail may take a lot longer than you planned, so think about that when you’re painting.

Primary Bedroom and Bathroom

Modern interior paint doesn’t smell as bad as it used to, but you still may need to plan to be out of your bedroom for one or two nights while you’re painting. Doing this room first can give you a place to relax when the other rooms are turned upside down. You’ll sleep better when you’re in your own bed, so think about making this room a priority. Having the main bedroom and bathroom complete will also give you the motivation to keep going.

Living Room

The living room is not a small room, so make sure to plan extra time to finish. It’s going to be disruptive when you’re painting this space, so it could go on the end of the list if you’re painting for your own comfort. If you’re selling, you may want to make it a priority. Box up your belongings that won’t be used in staging and that you won’t need until you’re moved. You’ll save time by not having to unpack and repack.

Utility Room

The laundry room is a pretty small room. It doesn’t need to be a priority, but you’ll want to make sure not to overlook it. When you get ready to paint this room, you’ll want to take all your clothes out of it so they don’t absorb the smell of paint. Getting your laundry done and out of the way will take off the pressure to rush, but you should be able to get the room finished pretty quickly.


The kitchen is another room that will disrupt your routine as it’s being painted. Some people make it a priority to paint because if it’s completed, you can fix meals and carry on with many activities.

Want to avoid the headache of painting your house and cleaning up each day? Contact Handyman Connection for painting services in Kitchener. We are also proud to serve Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding areas.

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