How a Professional Fernandina Beach Painter Prepares a Room
Are you looking to freshen up the paint job in one or more rooms in your home or business? Perhaps you would like to experience a completely different look through the use of alternate paint colors. So, you decided to look for “interior painters near me” in the Fernandina Beach FL area and discovered Halls Quality Painting. It is at this point that you realized how curious you are in how a Fernandina Beach painter prepares a room so that the paint job is done in a pristine, professional manner.
An essential step undertaken by a painting contractor is moving furniture and other furnishings out of the room to be painted if possible or, if not, towards the center of it. This is because one of the most important things that a painter will do is ensure that the only things that are painted are your walls or other areas that you want to be painted. Any other items still in the room will be covered with a drop cloth or similar covering to further protect them.
Protecting Other Areas
Professional interior painters will also protect other areas. One that non-professionals sometimes neglect but should not are switch plates. It is not only difficult to paint around them without keeping small drops from falling on them, but it is, in many cases, unnecessary to neglect this step and simply adds to the time needed to complete the job. Also, other parts of the room to be painted will be removed from or near the walls or ceilings, including pictures, drapes and light and ceiling fan fixtures. Of course, prior to working with any outlets or other electrically charged areas, the power will be turned off.
The floors will be protected as well. We know how important this step is to you if you have rugs or other floor coverings that mean a lot to you and will ensure that no paint drops on them. This will generally be done via the covering of it with a surface, usually plastic, and the taping down of it.
We are also careful with any doors that are in the rooms that are being painted. For example, its knobs and locksets will often be removed to ensure that any painting of your doors is done as professionally and efficiently as possible. In some cases, we may even remove the door entirely prior to painting it.
Also note that if you need to get any of the removed items cleaned, such as your drapes, this may be a great time to do that.
Carefully Looking Over the To-Be-Painted Areas
Another essential task that the interior painting specialists that you hire will do is carefully look over your to-be-painted areas. We know how what may appear to be small, inconsequential holes or cracks can, if left untreated, result in much more obvious abnormalities once the paint job has been finished. Even things such as dust, which may have newly arrived on those to-be-painted walls through the aforementioned step of moving furniture and other items around, can cause a paint job to look not-at-all professional if it is not removed prior to painting.
Possible Use of Tape
The use of tape may also be utilized. The most known reason for this is to ensure that the lines are straight. However, it is also done to make sure that drops of paint do not hit or damage baseboards or similar areas. With that said, tape is not used in a number of scenarios as well. The case for not using it includes points such as how time consuming it can be to apply and remove it and the areas that it would be protecting already being protected in other ways.
Priming Your Walls
In most cases, the final step before the actual interior painting process is priming your walls, which involves using a primer to bind and seal them and make them smoother and more ready for paint to be applied to them. However, priming is not done in all cases. The times when primer is used include if your walls are porous, glossy, stained or odorous or if you want the color on your walls to be changed from an especially dark color to a much lighter one. Conversely, going from a light color to a dark one would not require the user of primer for that reason.
Using Professional Interior Painters
Each of the painters at Halls Quality Painting understands all of the nuances that go into completing a paint job so that it results in a pristine room. We also know how to do this job in a quick manner, ensuring that your home life or business operations is not interrupted for longer than is necessary. We will also work with you to ensure that we are painting at the times that are best for you. We are a family-focused business with four members of the Hall family working in the management team while we consider our fully licensed and insured interior painters as members of our family as well. We also have decades of experience and a proven track record, and we care as much about the quality of your freshly painted rooms as you do. Give us a call or contact us through our website, and we will get right to work on helping you decide which colors to use and turning your vision into a reality.