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PASADENA PAINTING CONTRACTORS PROTECT FROM PAINT

PASADENA PAINTING CONTRACTORS PROTECT FROM PAINT

No Skimping

It doesn’t matter how carefully you paint, you are going to get drips and splatters of paint where they shouldn’t be. Before you start your painting process, you need to cover up. The protection part of painting preparation should not be overlooked. Don’t be tempted to start your painting, until everything is ready.

PROTECT

A fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest ways to give any room a facelift. But you don’t want evidence of your painting project to be anywhere it shouldn’t. Paint splattered on your floor or furniture is a nightmare to remove. Protect every item and surface where paint could fall. And don’t underestimate the power of paint to get everywhere.

PROFESSIONALS SHOULD PROTECT TOO

If you have ever watched professional painters or painting contractors prepare to paint, they are meticulous. Or at least they should be. If you employ a painter or painting contractor and you see they are not taking care to protect areas from paint, do not be afraid to say something. Of course professional painters in Pasadena are more experienced with paint than the average DIY homeowner. They use paint everyday and are confident in their painting skills but accidents can still happen, and as long as your flooring and furniture are covered, a little spilt paint will not be a disaster.

HOW MUCH PROTECTION?

If you are painting the ceiling your entire floor will need to be covered. If you are painting a wall, you want to have at least 3ft from the walls to be protected. Painting contractors may ask you to remove furniture and accessories.  For the furniture that has to stay in the room while the painting contractors are working, move it into the middle of the room as it is easier to cover.

WHAT TO USE

Drop cloths work best to cover surfaces and furniture from painting spills as they stay in place easily and absorb the paint. If you are using a professional painting contractor or painting company they will provide their own drop cloths. If you are doing the painting job yourself, you can buy drop cloths or old curtains work really well. If you use something like a sheet, it may not be thick enough to absorb paint. You don’t want a nasty surprise when you remove the sheet only to find paint has gone through onto your flooring.

Other options to protect surfaces against splattered paint are plastic sheeting or a tarp. Plastic sheeting can shift easily and so you may want to use masking tape to tape it to the floor. Make sure that whatever is used goes right up to the wall. The most vulnerable area is where the wall meets the floor.

Book your Pasadena painting contractor or painting company first if you are going to change out the flooring, then you won’t have to worry at all. Splatter away!

TAPE

Use painter’s tape to protect places your brush may slip: the edge of the ceiling, the top of the baseboards, adjoining walls, the glass in windows, windowsills, door hinges, wall sconces, vents. Professional painting contractors are excellent at cutting in and may not need to use tape in certain areas.