So you've picked out the rooms you want to paint, picked your colors, sheens, and hired a painter.. now you might be wondering.. what can I do to prepare?
Here at Granite State Painters complete client satisfaction is our top priority. We work collaboratively to provide clients with a product and experience that exceeds their expectations, including making it easy on our customers from the first point of contact all the way through to the end of the project.
However, there are a few things that you, as the customer, can do to assist in making the project go smoothly. Depending on what the scope of your project entails, we've created a list of things that you may be able to take care of before the painters arrive.
Remove pictures from walls
If walls are to be painted, make sure that you remove anything that is hanging
Remove table lamps
Remove lamps from tables that may need to be moved or protected during the painting
Remove small accessories from tables, shelving, and mantel
Make sure all tables, shelving, and mantels are cleared so they can be protected with drop cloths or plastic
Remove clothing and all contents from closets
If closets are going to be painted, remove all contents
Remove contents of bookshelves
Remove all contents of bookshelves that may need to be moved or protected
Remove dishes from top of china cabinet
Remove all contents from the top of china cabinets that may need to be protected
Remove contents of kitchen cabinets if they are to be refinished
Empty all cabinets if they are to be refinished and put dishes somewhere safe
Grandfather clocks should be secured or removed from the area
Most retail/home improvement stores sell furniture safety brackets to ensure that your grandfather clock does not fall or get damaged while the painters are there - alternatively, you can move it to a different room
Remove towels, rugs, and accessories from bath/powder rooms
For bathroom painting, ensure everything is removed from counters, floors, and hanging
Take down curtains and draperies
Remove all curtains and draperies in areas that are to be painted
Computers, stereo equipment, phones, and all electronic equipment should be unplugged from the wall
Unplug all electronics and remove what you can from the area
Alarm systems should be disabled
Alarm systems should be disabled or codes should be given to the painters
Make any necessary arrangements for pets
While we do love pets, make necessary arrangements for them while the painters take up their space so no animals get nervous, hurt, etc.
We can't speak for all painters, at Granite Sate Painters, we take care of moving heavy furniture for you. You will not need to worry about couches, chairs, coffee tables, dining room tables, etc. Our crew will move and arrange the furniture in a way for us to work around it efficiently. Once the project is completed to your satisfaction, each room will be put back together to the homeowners preference.
Feel free to print out the form below to use as your own checklist to prepare for painters
Thank you for reading, stay tuned for our next post! Feel free to comment any questions/comments/suggestions.
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