Are you planning to paint the interior of your home sometime in the near future? You may not have the date set quite yet but you know it is something important on your home maintenance list. If so, there are some steps you can go ahead and take to prepare for an upcoming paint project – even if you do not know exactly when it is going to happen. Taking care of the small but important steps to get ready for a paint project will allow things to go more quickly and smoothly once you are ready to get your home painted.
Remove debris from walls
It is easy to overlook small debris that accumulates on your walls. However, when you decide that you want to paint and inspect the condition of your walls, you will likely notice plenty of problem areas you need to address. You may have old nails or pushpins in the wall that were used for décor that is no longer up. There may be things like putty, remnants of stickers, and grime that need to be scraped or scrubbed off of your wall. If there are things like this on your walls, you can start the process of removing them now to prep for a future paint job.
Fill in small holes
Most houses end up with a few small holes in the wall over time. These holes can come from putting up and then removing decorations or through everyday wear and tear. Small holes are typically simple to repair on your own. At your local hardware store, you can find spackle and other products designed to fill small holes. Once you get the holes filled, they can be painted over and you will not be able to notice that there was ever a hole in that area. Getting started on filling the small holes around your house is something you can do now even if your paint project is a few months in the future.
Hire help for major repairs
If there are areas of your walls that need major repairs then now may be a good time to hire some help. Repairs to large sections of drywall, for example, are something that take training and experience. If you are dedicated to having a high-quality finished product after your home is painted then it is worth the money to have major repairs completed by a professional.
Get a quote from a painting pro
You can get a quote for your paint project from a painting pro even if you are not quite sure when you want the project completed. Getting a quote will help you plan financially for the project. In addition, you can talk to the painting pro about how far in advance you need to get on the schedule. Including this step early on in the process will help you get a realistic timeline for the project.
Properly preparation is essential to getting an interior paint job that looks great. If you are itching to get started – but still do not know when you will schedule the actual painting – doing some prep work can help move the project along. The pros at D&D Painting are happy to give you a free quote and discuss a timeframe that works for you.