Whether you pay for painting services or dive into painting yourself, the whole process should be preceded by some preparation. In some cases, it might even be necessary to get help from experts. Finding the balance between top quality and low price can seem like a real challenge. No one wants to spend their money on unnecessary material things and everyone tries to save wherever possible. So let's see the most affordable ways to get your home ready before your walls are painted.
Cleaning before painting?
Even if it may seem bizarre, — it is important to thoroughly clean the space before the painting starts. First of all, start with the furniture. You can temporarily move it to other rooms, or simply move the stack in the middle of the room being painted. Everything that stays in the room should be covered, including the floors! All you have to do is get pieces of cardboard and some protective film to protect your furniture (and your wallet) from possible destruction (and extra costs).
However, moving can complicate the whole process, not only because of the time it takes, but also because in some cases, furniture can be heavy or tedious to cover, if you don't have the right covering.t. Some painters offer these services however, they often charge high prices for them. At Adam, they decided to change that, their goal is to make painting easier for you.Their partner painters will therefore be happy to help you with moving and covering furniture, without noticing a big difference in the final price. And you can hardly tell the difference in the final price.
Make sure you clean the room before the painting starts, moving furniture around can bring up dust or even cobwebs that tend to hide behind large furniture. It is advisable to get rid of them. Luckily , dusting doesn’t take as much time and energy moving furniture itself. Nevertheless, once you’re done, you can pop over to your favorite restaurant for a drink and treat yourself!
Pre Painting Prep
If you're expecting a new paint job to fix everything, you're wrong, walls need to be taken care of. Especially those that are older and might already have few layers of paint or old wallpaper on them. It is crucial that you scrape the walls thoroughly, to remove the previous coats. In some cases, you will have to fill small cracks and deal with different irregularities. The goal is to achieve the flattest base possible so that the paint can be effectively applied. If you have large damages in the walls of your home, it is best to consult an expert, and let them repair it. However, if you’re up for a challenge and want to fix them yourself, keep in mind that there will be some additional expenses added to the final price of the painting job. You will need to purchase several tools, including spatulas, trowels, and of course, the filler itself, to amend the holes.
Covering small holes, or scratches is usually included in the price of painting, however larger damages require high-quality and experienced painters who will carry out the work. Otherwise, cracks may reappear after a few days or weeks. At Adam, they are perfectly prepared for these jobs and fixing large repairs is not a problem for their partner painters. Just give them a call and find out for yourself! They can have a painter at your door by tomorrow, capable of providing high quality work, at a fair, and fixed price.
Patience, makes perfect
Painting rooms can be pretty stressful, especially if you live in a small apartment. A 3 bedroom flat can suddenly become a stacked 1 bedroom, even before the painting has even started. When you paint on your own, it is necessary to buy all the tools and equipment and, of course, to choose a suitable color. However, finding a painter that can adapt to your needs, can prove a difficult and arduous task. At Adam however, things are different, you can choose your starting date and time, and they will adapt to your preferences. They try to make the whole process as stress free and easy going for you, as our main goal is to provide affordable, easily accessible and high end painting jobs.
So now it's just up to you to make the decision. If you hire a painter, you can go to a cottage for a few days so you don't have to worry about not being able to move into your apartment. It is much better to paint when you are not physically present. With peace of mind, you can sip wine and grill while someone else does the hard work for you and you arrive at the finished product.
If, on the other hand, you paint alone, invite your friends to work and make it a pleasant event. The boring painting will thus become fun for everyone, and you will not only be left with a beautifully painted room, but also unforgettable memories.