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If you’re ready for a change but aren’t sure where to begin, hiring professional painting services can be the simplest, most affordable way to completely transform your home and improve its entire look in a matter of days.

While a new paint job is a simple change that will revitalize your interior look and refresh your home, there are actually a lot of things that go into the process, leaving you faced with a lot of questions and decisions you need to make. So in order to help make the whole process easier on you, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most important things you need to know before hiring an interior house painter.

Let’s begin!

1. Prep is everything

While many homeowners tend to skip over a lot of steps when it comes to prepping and jump right onto the painting, to get your room ready for painting, you need to properly prep it. Doing it right the first time and spending a bit more time getting everything ready ensures you’ll get a great result that you’ll be satisfied with. While it may require a bit of work and dedication, proper prepping can actually save you a lot of time and effort in the long run, which is what makes it all worth it.

The first step to prepping a room for painting includes protecting your floors, furniture and all other items you don’t want to get paint on. You want to start off by getting all the furniture, accessories and other items out of the room. You need to protect anything that you can’t get out of the room, by moving it to the centre of the room and using plastic sheets to cover it up. Remember to protect your carpet or floors as well. A simple and easy way to do so is by using canvas drop cloths or a combination of canvas drop cloths and an additional layer of plastic sheeting beneath for extra protection.

The second and equally important step is preparing your walls. You need to make sure your surfaces are as clean, smooth and pristine as possible so that your paint can adhere perfectly and you can get a high-quality finish. To do so, you’ll need to inspect the walls, note down any cracks, holes, dents and dirt in the paintwork and the walls and address each of those before you start painting. You can take care of the dirt using a clean rag and a solution of warm water mixed with a few drops of mild liquid detergent. You also want to repair all other imperfections such as dents, cracks and holes using a bit of joint compound or patch plus primer which can be used to hide smaller imperfections. Once they’re dry, you can sand over those areas, tape off your baseboards, trim, window and door casings and your walls will be ready for repainting.

You can choose to do all these steps yourself so you can save up when hiring your interior house painter, or you can leave everything up to your professional painters so that you can sit back and relax while your home gets a totally new look. While our commercial painters are tending to all your painting needs and getting your home ready for the painting process, you can focus on other activities that you might have been postponing, so you can catch up on the rest of your chores.

2. Hiring the right person for the job

Hiring a good painter is a crucial step in the process. You want to hire an interior or exterior painting expert who knows their craft very well and has years of experience on the job. You need someone who is here to give you suggestions and advice, as well as provide you with quality work and an awesome result. The easiest way to choose the right person for the job is to:

  • Ask for references, testimonials and referrals

  • Check out their online reviews

  • Ask about their pricing and see if they can give you a free quote for your project

  • Ask for several quotes and compare prices, and finally

  • Ask if they offer colour consultation services and if they do follow-ups and touch-ups

  • Ask if the prep and clean up are included in the price

  • Ask to see some of their previous work, if possible.

3. Choose your colour

No matter if it's residential or commercial painting services that you need, the best way to determine what colour to go with is to go to your local hardware store and grab a few colour swatches of a colour you like and bring them home to see which one looks best in your actual space. The easiest way to do that is to tape all of them to the wall and leave them there for the course of the day so you can see what they look like under different lighting. If you don’t know where to begin and which colours to select, you can use Pinterest and other socials media platforms to look for ideas and inspiration.

You can never go wrong if you stick to neutral colours as they won’t pull people’s attention away from everything else in your room and can work well with the rest of the room. And if you still haven’t decided on the right colour or shade for your space, you can also buy a few testers and try them out on different parts of the wall. Leave them up for a few days so that you can see what the colours look like during different parts of the day, which will help you make the right choice.