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3 Steps to Take to Prepare for Your House Painting Project

Posted on October 12, 2018

North Shore House Painting

The schedule is set, the painter is on their way. But is your North Shore home ready?

Part of the appeal of hiring a professional painter for your exterior house painting is that you don't have to do the bulk of the work yourself. Your painter will remove the old paint, prime, paint, and clean up afterward. However, you may still need to take a few steps to prepare for the day of your professional paint job. Keep an eye on the weather leading up to the day the work starts, but know that the painters will also be watching the weather and will give you a heads up if there are any delays. Here are three other steps you can take to prepare:

Strip Down the Walls

Your house painter will prime and paint your exterior walls, but it's not their job to remove any decorative pieces like lattices or hanging plants you may have along the wall. Before they arrive, make sure you take down anything either hung on the exterior walls or leaning against them. This allows your house painter to get to work more quickly. The painter will protect the windows as well as laying a protective drop cloth over plants and shrubs on the ground around the home. You may want to look for any chips or dents, however, when clearing the wall, in case you can repair them before the painters arive. This will give your paint job a smoother look.

Clear Access

Make sure to leave room in your driveway for the painter's truck, and to have clear access to every part of the house that they need to paint. If you have outdoor pets, consider bringing them inside so that they won't interrupt the work. The more space you leave them to do their job, the more efficiently they'll be able to do it and the better the finished result.

Leaving? Leave Contact Info

Some homeowners, particularly when they have young kids, prefer to get out of the house while the work is being done. Some might choose to leave for the day, while others might stay in a hotel while the work is going on. Exterior house painting is less disruptive to the house as a whole, but the smell of paint can be overwhelming at times. If you do plan to leave, make sure that your painter has your contact information and can reach you in case they need to.

That's it. When you trust the right painter to handle the exterior paint for your home, you don't have to worry about much. Contact No Risk Painting today to get started with a free, no obligation quote.

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