If your walls haven't been painted in a while, hiring painters is an excellent way to freshen up your spaces. Painting is a lot of work. You have to find the right paint, tape up windows and edges, lay down protective coverings, and spend hours straining yourself to do a mediocre job. It's much more convenient to let the professionals do the work. After you make an appointment with professional painters, it's important to have the rooms they're painting ready for them when they arrive. Here are some things you need to make sure you do before the painters show up.
Clear the Room
Don't wait until the painters show up to get the walls ready for painting. You're just going to waste their time. Remove any photos or mirrors and store them in a safe place. Remove the nails or hooks from your walls so they aren't in the way when the painters try to start working. It's best to fill any nail holes so your walls have no holes in them when the painters are finished. You can get a small tube of spackling from just about any store and fill the holes within just a couple of minutes. The painters will cover furniture, but make sure any furniture that is against your walls is moved to the center of the room so it's not in the way.
Remove Curtains and Blinds
Make sure you remove your curtains, your curtain rods, and the blinds from the windows. Many people overlook the curtain rods and the blinds because they aren't taken down very often. You should spackle the holes from the curtain rods too so the holes don't get too big when you try and put them in the same place and cause the curtain rods to fall. This will also give you an opportunity to throw your curtains in the wash and rinse your blinds.
Clean Your Carpets
Cleaning the carpets is something that is often not done when preparing for painters. While it's not a must, it definitely has its benefits. If you have pets and/or children, your carpets are probably especially dirty. After the painters finish, you don't want the grime from your kids' shoes and pet hair from your shedding dog sticking to the walls. It's best to just clean the carpets so you don't have anything to worry about. If you have hard floors, sweep and scrub them thoroughly, and try to keep your pets out of the room afterward until your walls are painted and dry.
While hiring painters takes most of the work off of you, you still need to prep for their arrival. This will ensure their time is spent wisely and the project is finished properly.