This is a great question! After all, we may enjoy looking at speckled eggs around Easter time, but speckled furniture from splats of paint isn’t what makes us slap happy. Maybe we’ll feel like slapping, but we won’t be happy!
This photo says it all. We take pride in covering your furniture and doing what we can to ensure your furniture stays the color is it. Of course, we can always paint those chairs and couches, if you’d like. Hmmm…may have stumbled upon a new niche market for us…but I digress…
What should be covered when you paint an interior home? All floors need to be covered with tarps. This may require some sweeping from our crew afterward, as the tarps get walked on and collect dirt, dust, and dried paint chips. You’d be surprised what we can sweep up after an interior home repaint! I’ve even found one of my son’s stickers at a customers home as it stuck to a tarp. We had a good chuckle about that, after I offered to take another sweep around.
All furniture should be gathered to the center of the room and covered with plastic. Why not tarps? Plastic won’t get your furniture dirty, dusty, or leave stickers! Of course, new tarps can be used, but painter’s plastic is just more realistic.
It goes without saying, that pictures and frames will be taken down and gently placed on furniture and covered as well. After this, we see a lot of nail holes in the wall. Where did that picture go again? This hole? or this one? …or maybe the other 50 holes in the wall! One thing we do to make it easier is this rule of thumb: if you leave the nail in, we paint around the nail or paint the nail. If you take the nail out, we fill and patch the hole and then make the hole disappear with the fresh coat of paint! Pretty sophisticated, eh? 😉 It’s a bit of rocket-scien-tism we’ve picked up over the years. 🙂
All floors need not always be covered. When painting a ceiling, of course the floors get covered. However, if the ceiling is still as beautiful as the day it was built, we will likely cover the floors near the baseboards and leave the rest of the floor exposed. How can we do such a thing? Well, we do have experienced painters who are experts at not dripping paint more than 3 feet from a wall. Therefore, a good tarp covering 3-4 feet out fromt the wall is all that is needed.
It is good to mention that we are here to serve you. If you prefer more or less items covered that you may be concerned or not concerned about, let us know and we are happy to accomodate. After all, you are the reason we are in business and we appreciate you!