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Home Improvement  /  March 23, 2017

Painting Tips and Tricks: Ways to Prep a Room for Paint

Most rooms will look better if you just apply a fresh coat of paint on the walls. Nonetheless, you’ll get even more striking and longer lasting results if you take the time to clean and prepare your spaces. Starting a paint job with a prepped work area will make sure that the entire process runs smoothly from start to finish.

Painting Tips

Handyman Connection® of McKinney can help you improve your home’s aesthetics through a fresh paint makeover. We list four effective tips to help prepare your designated rooms for painting.

  • Remove Furniture That Gets in the Way – Start by moving your furniture away from the work area. Many homeowners make the mistake of simply covering these valuables without transferring them to another room. It’s easy to stumble over coffee tables and splash paint on the sofa surface. That’s why before even starting with the job, be sure that your space is clear of any obstructive furniture and appliances.
  • Take Down Wall Hangings – This will save you time and make the process easier. Cutting in around clocks and paintings will take more time than removing them before your project progresses. In addition, they can risk damage to your decor when left on your walls during the process. If you plan to return your wall hangings to the same locations after you paint, leave the nails or hooks where they are for a more efficient design.
  • Protect the Flooring – You don’t want your floor looking unsightly while your walls shine. To prevent any damage to your flooring, be sure to place plastic drop cloths under your paint supply and mixing area. Cover your actual floor with quality canvas drop cloths—they protect against messes and are less slippery than their plastic counterparts. For your carpeting, consider using two layers of these cloths for added protection.

On top of these tips, be sure to clean your wall surfaces before painting them. Clean and uniform surfaces guarantee a professional-looking result every time. If you need help with your painting project, you can consult our expert crew at Handyman Connection of McKinney.

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