House Painters – Why proper preparation is the key to a top-notch painting job

Painting a house is not as easy as buying a few gallons of paint, some brushes, and going to town on the walls. It requires a lot of preparation on both the customer side as well as the contractor side. Both sides need to come together to collaborate their ideas and assist the other with details about how the process is going to go, which is exactly why you need to have a house painter who is both easy to work and communicate with.

On the customer side, you need to have a general idea of what kind of services that you will need, in addition to knowing that your house painter offers those services. By knowing that you want to re-paint the outside of your house, or a room or two in your house, it makes the planning process a lot easier. You will also need to plan out not only what colors that you want to use, but also the different shades of those colors. A house painter can often offer assistance on the shade if you’re unsure. Also on the customer side is planning out a date and time for the house painters to be able to come into your house and do an estimate as well as actually doing the job.

The preparation on the house painter side is a tad bit more labor intensive. If the painting is being done to inside rooms, then the painters will often move the heavy furniture for you. They’ll often ask you to move the fragile items to lessen the chance of breaking anything. Most people have items hanging on the walls, so removing these items and then patching up the holes is also part of the interior painting process. During the price negotiating process, you may be able to save some money by doing most of the preparation work on your own instead of having the house painters do it.

On the exterior aspect, it requires very intensive power washing and scraping. If your house is in a relatively bad condition, then this process will take a very long time to complete, which will reflect in the total cost of the job.

When conducting a painting job, it is important to have a clean canvas to work with, regardless if you’re doing the painting yourself or will be hiring somebody to do the work for you. A poor foundation will lead to poor results, which will require more work in the long run. It is best to do the preparation right the first time in order to make the painting job to be successful and to last a long time.

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About Keith Daniel

Keith Daniel is the author of "The 20 Year Paint Job" and has been a professional painter for over 25 years. He paints over 500 homes per year and maintains a A+ BBB business rating because of Keith attention to detail and desire to never have an unsatisfied client. Call Keith today at (407) 448-4932 to get advice on painting your home.