Two Tips For Homeowners Who Will Be Using The Services Of Painters During Their Renovations
Here are two tips for any homeowner who will be using a painter's service during their home renovations.
They should have the painter paint each room after the rest of it has already been renovated
Ideally, the painter should only paint the rooms that have already been renovated. The main reason for this is most types of renovation work will create dust. If a painter paints a room and the homeowner then has another contractor do some renovations to that room that produce dust (such as installing an island in the kitchen) whilst the paint is still drying, that dust could stick to the wet paint and get stuck in it when it dries. This could give the painted surfaces an uneven texture. Additionally, if the painter has agreed to wash the walls to prepare them for painting and the room is dusty due to other ongoing renovations that are taking place in it, the dust that the painter washes off the walls will probably settle back onto it before they get a chance to add any paint.
Furthermore, if the homeowner is having new, unpainted skirting boards fitted and wants to have them painted along with the walls and ceilings, the painter might find it easier to do this if the skirting boards are already attached to the walls, as this would mean they wouldn't have to set up a large table surface to paint each individual board on.
They should clarify if certain rooms need water and mould-resistant paint
If a painter is using trade paint in the homeowner's chosen shades (as opposed to the homeowner buying paint for the painter to use), the homeowner should clarify which rooms require water and mould-resistant paint. Whilst it will be obvious to the painter that they will need to use this type of paint in rooms such as the bathroom and kitchen, where high humidity levels are common, they might not know to use it in freshly-renovated rooms that the homeowner has not yet put any items into.
For example, if a homeowner plans to put several large fish tanks in what is currently an empty room, they should instruct their painter to use water and mould-resistant wall paint in this space, as the fish tanks will generate lots of humidity that could damage normal wall paint and cause it to become mouldy and quickly peel or get patchy. By sharing how they intend to use each of their newly renovated rooms with the painter, they can ensure that this professional chooses the correct type of paint for it.
Contact a painter to learn more.