WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE THE PAINTER AND DECORATOR ARRIVES?
CLEAN THE ROOM
We require the rooms being painted to be thoroughly cleaned before any work can begin. This includes skirting boards and doors. The kitchen has to be clear of grease and bathrooms should not have mould or mildew lurking in corners. Paint has many enemies like grease and mould but loves to stick to dirt, dust and cobwebs.
MOVE FURNITURE OUT
Try to remove small and hard furnishing or light stands from the room that is due to be painted. It might not be possible or practical to remove large furniture such as sofas, dining tables and beds. These require storage space. Alternatively, you can move the furniture to the centre of the room.
REMOVE WALL ATTACHMENTS
Remove all paintings, picture frames, mirrors, wall hangings (TV included), and other decorative wall art. Remember to wrap them up to protect them from damage, before storing them away ensuring that no drops of paint get to your valued items.
PRE-WORK TO SAVE ON COST
Saving money while redecorating your home is important. Doing as much as you can before the contractors step through the door will save on labour time/costs. This can be, pulling back the carpets, taking down curtains and blinds, laying down dust sheets. When it comes to wallpaper hanging, removing old wallpaper is fairly low-skilled and can be done by a DIY novice.
GREAT JOB AND GREAT GUYS
"Finishing Touch came in after a painter let us down and finished the job quickly and professionally at a very reasonable rate. Very friendly and professional team and they went the extra mile touching up bits and even polishing up our bannister rail. Will definitely use them again."