Preparing Your Home to Be Redecorated

When having your home redecorated, we generally recommend getting this done by a professional painter and decorator depending on the scale of the project. However, no matter who is doing the work, it is always important to ensure that your house is prepared beforehand and that the correct things are put in place to allow it to run as smoothly as possible and stop any furniture or flooring getting damaged. This enables the decorating to take place without any hindrance or things affecting it. Whether you’re having a complete renovation of the whole house or simply repainting the walls in your living room, every bit of design work requires preparation and securing your property.

So, we thought we’d give you some tips on how to prepare your home to be redecorated, both interior and exterior.  

 

Why your home needs to be prepared

For any sort of renovation or redecorating process to be a success, it requires preparation. Although this can be a long-winded task, it is what is required to enable the project to work and keep the rest of your house protected as it happens. Preparation is extremely important, as it is what allows the project to work properly and result in a desirable and durable finish. For example, when it comes to things like painting the walls, especially on the exterior of your house, making sure the walls are prepared beforehand will make all the difference as it will remove any unwanted dirt from the surface and let the paint settle look impressive upon finish.

 

Exterior

Redecorating the exterior of your house makes for quite a dramatic change visually, which is why you want to get it right and make sure that everything is done correctly so that the outcome is how it is desired. The first step when repainting the exterior of your house, is to hose it down and scrub off any dirt and debris. Using a power washer is good for this as it tends to get excess dirt washed and cleared off pretty well. However, some dirt is a bit more stubborn, and requires being scrubbed with a brush and some warm, soapy water.

 All of this can be rather time consuming and hard work, but that all depends on the conditioning of your house and how much work is required to get it into shape and ready to be painted. Ultimately, when you redecorate your house, particularly when you paint the exterior, you want this to last for a long time, and the way to make this possible, is to have it in the perfect condition before you begin painting. This will ensure the paint sets nicely and looks good on appearance. If you have any stubborn dirt or mold that you are struggling to scrub off, there are tools you can acquire to assist you with getting this cleared off completely, and we advise that this is something you look into if you cannot get your walls completely clean as this could potentially affect the finished appearance.

 

Interior

Preparing the interior of your home to be redecorated is very important, as it can actually prevent risk of quite a lot of damage. Similarly to when you repaint the exterior walls of your home, painting the interior walls will be a much smoother task if the walls are cleaned, and sanded if necessary, beforehand. There tends to be a lot more attention to detail on the interior design as it is somewhere that people get more close up to and spend more time, therefore increasing the chance of anything standing out that doesn’t look quite right. That is why preparing the walls before repainting or sticking new wallpaper up is so important, because even the slightest thing could be easily noticed in the finished project. 

When painting or having any work done inside your home, you should always move furniture into another room or away from the area you’re decorating. As well as this, cover the floor and any furniture that is stationary and cannot be moved around. This should prevent risk of anything getting damaged during the process. Furthermore, removing any obstacles in the room also includes things such as ornaments, shelves, light covers, or anything that can be removed which would otherwise get in the way or be at risk.

These are only a few basic precautions to take when preparing your home to be redecorated. If you would like to know more, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.

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