Before you lay down colors, you need to prepare your surface by cleaning up mess. This is necessary so when you get the colors laid it can shine through. A process like this is known as prepping (the practical process of preparing something). Painting a room can be a long process, but it can go smoothly as long as you take the proper care and precaution.
If you are looking to refresh your walls with colors in a new direction in your home or office, preparing to paint can be just as important as the paint job itself. If you hired a contractor, it is a better idea so a professional can handle and take care of every bit of your moving, covering, preparing your walls, furniture and doing the necessary clean ups. Here are essential tips for prepping a room for painting;
KNOW THE TYPE, SIZE AND FUNCTION OF THE ROOM
Painting is not done for the sake of changing colors, colors tell so much about a room. So before you think of painting, you have to know the type, size and function of a room before applying any color. A new paint color can improve or alter the mood of a room whether you want to make it intimate, light or cozy. Choose the best color for that mood you desire for the room.
CHOOSING A PAINT COLOR
After considering the type, size and function of the room you want to paint, choosing the right and quality color that will fit in your room matters. Go to a store and get sample of colors, paint a different section of your wall, take a deep look on the wall during different times of the day. When you are satisfied with what you see, you can go for the color of your choice that tells the mood of your room or call a professional to help you with the start and finishing of choosing the right and quality color before any step can come into play.
TAKE OUT ANY FURNITURE, ANYTHING HANGING ON THE WALL IN THE ROOM
Before painting can commence, have the furniture packed out of the room. If you are painting any room at all, move your furniture into a spare room or corridor or even a living room depending on the room you’re painting. Do not try to move your furniture by yourself if it feels heavy. It is better you can get a partner to help you with that. Remove every artwork, pictures you have on your wall before painting.
UNSCREW THE OUTLETS, CLEAN AND COVER THE FLOOR OF THE ROOM
There are tools you need to have when prepping such as screw driver to take off the cover around your outlets and switches. After you are done packing out furniture, removing every artwork, pictures and unscrewing outlets, cleaning is very necessary from dusting the walls and to sweeping. This is done so to prevent pins, broken piece such as bottles, from causing any form of danger when painting. The floors can then be covered after cleaning to avoid paints from coming in contact with it.
Prepping a room before painting is the key to getting that room a suitable color and giving it a nice finishing without stress of repainting due to one mistake or the other. The painting must be done by a professional but if you choose to do it yourself, with the essentials above, you will have a stress free and shining finishing for that your room.