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How To Prepare Your Home When You Hire An Interior Painting Business

So you’ve hired an interior painting business to give your home a whole new look. What’s next? Even though the professionals will take care of the painting, there are still a few steps you need to take in order to make sure it’s ready for them to work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Here are all the things you need to do in order to prepare for the interior painting business you’ve hired.

Clear The Walls

First and foremost—and perhaps most obvious—everything needs to come down from the walls. An interior painting business can take care of the holes from paintings and shelves, but first those things will need to be taken away and stored somewhere safe.

Move Furniture

Next, the furniture will need to be moved away from the walls. Most people elect to move everything to the center of the room, though for extra safety you can keep it in a room that’s not being painted. You can always ask the interior painting business you’ve hired if they’ll bring covers for any furniture you leave in the room; otherwise, that’s something you’ll need to consider investing in.


Another important thing you’ll need to ask the interior painting business in advance is if they are going to prepare the walls themselves or if you should do so before they arrive. If you wash the walls yourself, be sure to give them plenty of time to dry.


Thoroughly cleaning the rooms that will be painted is key. Sweeping, vacuuming, and dusting are extremely important since the painters may stir up loose dust in the room as they move around, and you absolutely do not want dust sticking to your brand new wet paint. This tip goes double if you’ve done any sanding on the walls prior to the painting day.

Window Covers And Curtains

Lastly, if possible, you should remove all the curtains and blinds from the room that’s being painted. Even though it’s very unlikely the interior painting business you hired will get any splatter on them, they can be very difficult to clean, so it may be better to err on the side of caution.

While these are the general steps you’ll need to take to prepare your home for painters, you may still want to give an interior painting business a call to double check and confirm that that’s everything you’ll need to do beforehand. It may seem like a lot of work now, but imagine how wonderful your house will look with a fresh coat of professionally applied paint!

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