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How to prepare for an interior painting? Be prepared!

Updated: May 29, 2022


When faced with an interior painting project, probably a DIY or one that involves the services of a house painter, homeowners usually take time to prepare. But sometimes, these homeowners fail to make the right preparations resulting in damaged household accessories or a botched interior painting.

If you have an interior painting project at hand, then you may have to worry about two things: first is hiring the right painting contractor and the second is preparing your home. Here are some steps to help you strike off the latter from your "worry list."

1. Relocating your furniture

To ensure that your furniture doesn't get stained or damaged during the painting process, you are advised to move them to a safe room. Small hard furnishings like a coffee table or light should be moved. Doing so wouldn’t only protect them from paint splatter, it will as well save the painter the stress and time of moving them himself.

Furthermore, relocating your furniture would give the painter enough room or space to perform the painting perfectly.

2. Remove electronic and appliances.

In the same vein, you should also consider moving all electronics and appliances to a safe location. As you already know, during the painting process, there is usually a lot of paint flying around. Thus, if you have your TV, for instance, in the room, its screen or frame could get stained by the paint. I bet you wouldn't like the sight of that. Thus, make an effort to do the needful, so you don't end up with regrets.

In addition, moving your electronics and appliances will make the painting process easier for the painter. And when that happens, you are sure that he'll finish up in time for you to experience the new beauty of your interior walls.

3. Wall hangings and ornaments

Many of us have several things hanging on our walls. For some, it could be beautiful wall posters of a loved celebrity or nature. For others, it could be an expensive painting or even a trove of family pictures. Regardless of what you have on your wall, it makes sense to take them down before the interior painting begins. You surely wouldn't want some paints on your cherished high school graduation picture or on that expensive painting of yours. So to avoid this, consider taken those wall hangings down and keeping them in a safe place.

4. Protect soft furnishings

Soft furnishings like mats and rugs could get damaged if stained by a huge splash of paint. If you don't want to lose your expensive rug or mat, you should fold them up and store them in a safe location.

Furthermore, window treatments like curtains, drapes, and blinds should be pulled down and stored in a safe place. For additional protection, you can consider rolling up your rug or mat and covering them with plastic. Doing this is necessary even if the house painter won’t be painting your ceiling.

The more you clear away the room, the less you have to worry about seeing your TV, rug, mat, curtain, or other home accessory smeared with paint. Also, the less crowded the room is, the better it is for the painter.


Now that you know how to prepare your home for interior painting, the next step is finding a company or contractor that offers interior painting services.

If you are a resident of Ontario and need the best interior painting services for your home, don't hesitate to contact us at Pro Painters and watch us perform magic on your interior.

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