You have just hired or are considering hiring a professional painter in O'Fallon Missouri. Congratulations! You are on your way to having a home improvement project completed with the utmost quality. It is safe to say that any homeowner’s best bet in attaining the final product as seen in their dreams can be met by hiring a professional, but what can you expect the process to be like?
By hiring a professional painter, you get to skip out on the strenuous labor and clean up (hooray!) but there are still some minor details you’ll need to take care of. Here are your two main jobs when working with professional painters:
Having painting contractors take the reins does not mean that you are totally excluded from the project. Open communication with the professionals about what you visualize helps them work with you to achieve it. This is accomplished through interviews, phone calls and during on-site walk-throughs.
Discussing options regarding to cost, time frame and colors is also on the list. You should have your own set of questions to ask the contractor. A professional painter’s goal is to have you happy with their work, so be prepared for their inquiries. They can give recommendations if there are aspects you are unsure about as well.
Clearing the Area
It is important to highlight that a professional painter’s job is painting. With that being said, you will need to prep their work areas to be free of anything that would hinder their job. Everything needs to be removed from walls, cupboards, cabinets, etc. and all furniture needs to be removed from the room.
If pulling out all the furniture is unrealistic, a professional painter will place protective tarp over it, but you will still need to move it all to the center of the room or away from their work areas. Keeping pets and children away from the painting area is also essential in helping the professional do their job without interruption.
Prep the Walls
Now that furniture is out of the way, outlet covers and switch plates are the next thing to go. This preparation step is relatively easy and can be done with the screwdriver that applies. Clean the walls with a sponge, mild detergent and water. This helps remove dirt and dust that has built up that could fluctuate the quality of the fresh coat of paint.
You’ll need to have a designated station area where your professional painter can “set up shop” in a way. They will be using several different tools and materials to complete their work, and you’ve never seen a ladder and paint cans fit into a briefcase, have you? Give them a sufficient amount of space to place their materials where they can easily be located.
All of this preparation will pay off once both yourself and our painting team are confident the job is well done. They are aware that you are hiring them to complete a project on one of your most prized possessions: your home. This is not a job they take lightly, so preparing for their arrival and having thorough conversations about the task are mandatory.
Give us at O’Fallon Painting Contractors a call today at 636-306-1770, we’d be happy to hear from you!