With everything else in place, it’s time to prepare your home for the painting process.
For internal painting jobs, ensure your home is free of obstructions. Move your furniture into a different room—ideally, store them in an attic, basement, or storage closet. If you’re short on space, pile furniture in the room’s center. Remove wall hangings like clocks, artwork, mirrors, and tapestries. If you have outlet covers, remove or cover them in painter’s tape to prevent stains. Clean your walls to keep the fresh layer of paint from permanently trapping imperfections like dust, grime, and food stains.
If you have pets or children, keep them secured during the painting process. If they accidentally swallow paint, you’ll have a dangerous and potentially deadly situation on your hands. Slipping on the tarp-covered floors can also pose a hazard. On a less serious note, you don’t want little handprints and fingerprints—or pawprints—dotting your walls!
For exterior renovations, follow similar guidelines. Remove any obstructions, like trash cans, flowerpots, or bikes, and keep children and pets far, far away.
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