Plan Your Next Painting Project Like a Professional

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Without proper planning, your painting project might not go as smoothly as you’d like -- you may end up with a bigger bill than your budget allows, regret your color choices, disapprove of the results, and so on. By preparing yourself for the work ahead (and potential problems), you can tackle this project with confidence and enjoy the outcome for a long, long time. Here’s how to plan your next painting project like a professional.

How to Do Your Painting Project Like a Pro

Set the Scope of Your Project

Before anything else, you must determine exactly what your project will entail. Do you plan on painting your exterior, or is interior painting the primary task at hand? And, if so, does every room require a fresh coat, or just some of them? Are you introducing new colors or merely touching up surfaces? Do any repairs need to be made prior to painting? Nailing down these details will set the stage for your entire project, so the clearer your vision, the better.

Establish Your Budget

Money is the main concern for most people when a renovation is on the horizon. Even if the investment will benefit your property’s value in the long run, it’s important to have the necessary finances at the ready before committing to anything, whether that’s hiring a Raleigh painting service, purchasing your own materials, etc. Establishing a budget ahead of time can keep you grounded and force you to further prioritize certain tasks. As you estimate costs and compare them with your budget, you may need to reduce your project’s scope, delay your project and save up, or consider financing options.

Determine Who’s in Charge of Which Duties

Professional painters will delegate tasks before getting started. You should do the same. Dividing up your project between you and your painting contractors can save you money, as long as you know what you’re doing. If you’re in need of drywall repair, for instance, you might attempt this task yourself using a patch kit, or you might hire specialists to do it for you. You might also handle some of the prep work, like clearing out and cleaning your space, covering fixed features with tarps, sanding down surfaces, and so on. This way, your painters can get started on the painting itself, reducing labor costs.

Be Confident in Your Color Choices

Color selection can be a major challenge for any painting project. Do yourself a favor and take your time when picking paint colors. Otherwise, you might not be happy with the results. Colors can appear different depending on the surrounding lighting, and when painting a room two colors (or more), the contrast between said colors may negatively affect the room’s overall appearance if you’re not 100% sure about the scheme. If you need help choosing colors for your project, some painting services offer color consultations to give you some guidance.

Come Up with a Schedule

Finally, the time of day and year must be taken into account when planning your painting project. It’s probably wise to put off exterior painting until after winter, for instance, or if inclement weather is incoming (regardless of the season). That said, many Raleigh house painting providers offer interior painting services year-round. In addition to keeping an eye on the forecast, you’ll want to commence the project at your convenience. Perhaps you want to be there when your painters are working, or maybe you’d rather be away while they work. Either way, try to find the optimal date(s) and time(s) to tackle this project, and make sure the painters you hire can match your scheduling needs.

It Pays to Plan Your Project

Taking the time to plan your painting project will save you time, money, and headaches. Most importantly, proper planning will help ensure that you’re happy with the results. Anderson Painting is here to help you at every stage of the painting process, whether you’ve just begun to plan or you’re ready to start painting. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!