Protect Your Home From Painting Mishaps with These Tips from Our Colour Consultants serving King City, Thornhill, Maple, Woodbridge and Vaughan

If you’ve got the paint and you’ve decided to tackle the transformation of the interior of one of the rooms in your home yourself, there’s one step (but a very important step) that you must take before you dive right in. We are of course referring to preparing the room before you paint. We’ve lost count of how many times a homeowner from Vaughan, Maple, Thornhill or King City has come into our paint store and spoke to a colour consultant on our team, asking how they can remove a paint stain from a carpet or a piece of furniture. To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, we’ve put together a short checklist of some of the things you should do before you start painting.

Advice From a Colour Consultant: What to Do Before You Pick Up the Brush

If you’re equipped with everything needed to get the job done, it’s just a case of completing the following tasks before you can get started.

  • Move Furniture Out of the Way – This isn’t necessary just because of the danger of staining furniture with paint, it also makes the job much easier for you. Why stretch over furniture trying to reach the corner of a wall or potentially stumble over pieces of furniture with the paintbrush in your hand when you don’t need to?
  • Ensure Flooring is Protected – Unlike your furniture, you unfortunately can’t just remove your flooring from the room while the painting is completed. And simply laying an old sheet or a few sheets of newspaper underneath the paint tray isn’t going to suffice. It needs to be properly protected. Drop cloths are the best choice; the paint won’t soak through and they also prevents you from accidentally trailing paint all over your property should you accidentally get some on your shoes.
  • Pictures? Remove Them – If you’ve got any paintings or pictures hanging on the walls, remove them before you start. You don’t have to be a qualified colour consultant or work in a paint store to know that this is much easier (and less risky) than painting around these items, but you would be surprised at just how many people commit this error.
  • Outlet Covers & Switch Plates – If you’ve ever hired a professional to do some interior painting for you, you will probably have observed them take the outlet covers and switch plates off before painting those areas. This is because it’s virtually impossible to paint around these features without accidentally applying some paint to them. If you want to avoid this, you would be well advised to take them off too.

If you require further advice or still need help in choosing your paint and want to speak to a colour consultant, please get in touch with the team at Centro Paint & Decor.