One of the most common interior painting preparation tasks is drywall repair. I cannot think of one instance in my 20 years experience of interior painting where there wasn’t some drywall repair needed. Most repairs are simply spackling small holes for hangers used to support pictures or shelving. Others are larger repairs requiring drywall patches and replacement. Door handles piercing the drywall, removing mirrors from walls, closing in a door or window, and water damage can all require installing pieces of drywall.
Make sure the yard, flower beds, and plants all look appealing. This is a good time to have a landscaper visit your property and remove dead plants, trim trees and shrubs, mow the lawn, remove debris, clean fountains and bird baths, etc. If you have pets, pick up after them every day and fill in any holes where they have been digging!
The first step in ensuring your painted walls will look their absolute best is to repair and clean the walls you intend to paint. With putty and knife, go over any cracks and holes. Fill the damage in with putty, and apply a smooth, thin layer over the top, extending out a few centimeters. After the putty has dried, go over the areas with a fine sandpaper (200 grit is ideal). Finally, wash the walls with warm water, and allow them to dry.
Do you have pets? It is critical that your house not smell like animals, no matter how much you love Fido or Fluffy. Areas where pets reside must be kept meticulously clean. If you have to, burn some incense, put potpourri in strategic places and remove and replace and carpet that has been soiled. It is extremely difficult to sell any property that has pet odors or residue.
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This is the best way of getting yourself a quote. Even if you do this you will have to buy the paint yourself for the job. For a single room, the cost for a 12 by 12 foot room will cost you approximately $200-$400. Similarly a 15 by 12 foot room will fall in the $300-$700 category. All the rooms of a 1,500 square foot home will cost you in the range of around $1,200 and $2,000.
Wear clothing that is comfortable and that you don’t care about getting drips on. Hair covering is a must. Wear a cap or some other form of protection. To prevent tracking paint through the house, slip on shoes are a good idea. Alternately, a spare pair of shoes placed in doorways can remind you to take off your paint splattered shoes.
12. If you have to leave them alone in your house don’t leave valuables around. Niether assume that you can’t trust them. The vast majority are like you – perfectly law abiding.