Working with a House Painter: Top Tips

How you work with your house painter can make the difference between getting average or sub-standard results and getting what you want. The following are helpful top tips for working with a house painter.

Discuss your ideas and plans

It would be best if you had a plan about what colours you would like to use, how much work you want to do and where you want it done. Then, when you are discussing this with a house painter, they can better estimate their costs and the time needed. It is also helpful to get at least one colour consultation before deciding on your colour scheme. You don't need to tell your painter what needs to be done every step of the way, but your house painter must have a general idea of what you want. This will ensure they can work autonomously without constantly bothering you for instructions. It'll also help them do a better job more cost-effectively.

Create a schedule

Before you start, create a schedule for each room and check it against the work that has been done. This will help minimise disruptions to your daily routine and ensure that any areas of uncertainty are highlighted early on. You may even want to do this with your house painter so they have an idea about what they will be doing when.

Be flexible

You will need to adapt your schedule when things change. For example, if you set out planning on having the whole house painted in a set time but the painter falls behind, it is best to show a degree of flexibility about the schedule, provided that additional costs are not incurred.

Prepare the space

Before your house painter begins work and when needed, you should prepare the space. You may want to remove items that might be damaged by paint or moved for access. If you don't have somewhere else to put them, they can lean against a wall until the job is finished.

Ensure good lighting

Painting in poor light can cause mistakes and missed areas. Ensure there is sufficient lighting in the area being worked on so that your house painters can see what they are doing.

Ensure good ventilation

Ensuring a good supply of fresh air allows fumes from paint and other products to disperse, making it safer for your house painters and you.

If you would like more info, contact a house painter today. A member of the team will be happy to provide further assistance.