Thursday, March 22, 2012
Paint Prep: Protection
When we think about the prep work for painting, we think first about preparing the surface.This is one of the most important factors in getting a really professional result on a painting job.
That's not all the prep work that needs doing, though. In the picture above, a beautiful heritage job by Courtney & Wise, you can see the surface preparation, but you can also see the other type of preparation: covering and protecting the owner's property.
The floors are covered with drop cloths and the chandelier is well covered, too. Window treatments have been removed. The ladder is set up on a protected surface, not on a bare floor (and not on plastic, if you want to avoid falls). The paint pan is set on a drop cloth, not on some nice piece of furniture. In fact, the furniture has been removed from the room.
Home painters sometimes push the furniture into the middle of the room and trust to luck or figure they can clean up afterwards. When we do a painting job, though, the only way you know we've been is the beautiful new paint, not the splashes and smears on your prized possessions.
Take a leaf from the professionals and protect your belonging as part of your prep work.
at 7:28 AM