Protecting Your Furniture During Your Interior Paint Job

Painting Perfection wants to make sure your valuable furniture is well protected while we’re working on your interior house painting. We’ll take care of everything so you don’t have to lift a finger – except maybe to choose the perfect colour for your new walls!

Our painting services include moving and protecting your furniture, using drop cloths, taping off areas, and priming before painting. By the end of our job, your home will be looking refreshed and beautiful – without a single scratch on your beloved belongings.

Read on to find out how to prepare your home for an interior paint job, and the steps that your painters can help you with!


Services that professional painters generally help with

Professional painters are well versed in preparing a space for painting and protecting your prized possessions. The following measures are commonly offered as part of the professional painting process. 


Cover furniture with plastic sheeting to prevent paint from getting on them

Covering furniture with plastic sheet

Keeping your furniture safe and sound during a professional painting job is an important part of protecting all your hard-earned possessions.

Fortunately, there’s an easy way to make sure they stay in tip-top shape – cover them with plastic sheeting! Professional painters typically provide this as part of the service, so you don’t have to worry about racing out and getting it yourself.

Once the original job is done, it’s also a good idea to leave the sheets in place until the paint has dried completely – that way you can be sure none of the colours will accidentally transfer onto the furniture itself. Protecting your stuff has never been easier!


Move small pieces of furniture into another room

Moving furniture into another room.

Moving furniture may seem like a big chore, but it doesn’t have to be a tedious one. Professional painters can help with shifting small pieces of furniture into another room during the job.

Your professional painters will make sure the job is carried out smoothly and with precision, as they are well-trained in managing awkward sizes and shapes that come with delicate furniture. From wardrobes to cabinets and chairs, you can also trust professional painters to put your furniture back in its original home safe and sound once the job is complete.


Put larger pieces of furniture in the middle of the room and cover them with a drop cloth

Moving and covering furniture

Larger pieces of furniture that are able to be moved should be placed in the centre of the room and covered with a drop cloth. Doing this will make it much easier to paint those tricky corners without making a mess.

While it might not seem like an important step, covering the furniture before your painters start painting can be the difference between professional-level finishing or having to cover up some mistakes afterwards.

Most professional painters will be able to help with some of the heavy lifting, or at least provide the drop sheets.


Tape up any areas that you don’t want to be painted, such as outlets or light switches

Taping Switches

Before professional painters can begin painting, the area should be securely prepped. That means taking care to protect fixtures such as outlets covers and light switches, windows and door frames, cabinet faces, and other areas from the painting.

Any surface that does not need to be painted should be covered with painter’s tape for added security. Professional painters work efficiently and effectively to give you the perfect look for any room in your home, so they will generally be able to tackle this extra step for you.


Preparation jobs that you may need to do yourself

While professional painters can handle most of the prep work required for your painting job, there are a few services that are seldom offered. Let’s take a look at the tasks you may be required to tackle prior to the painters arriving.


Remove all pictures from the walls and put them away until the job is done

Removing pictures

Removing all pictures and wall hangings before professional painting is crucial for a professional finish as it prevents any chance of scratching or smearing the paint.

Tucking these items away in drawers, cupboards, and boxes until the job is done will help keep your pictures in perfect condition. Besides, these small steps can have a big impact on how professional your painting job looks when completed.

So take some time to collect your favourite pieces and make sure they stay safe while the walls get their professional makeover!


Take down any curtains or blinds that might get in the way

Window coverings

Professional painting doesn’t just involve the right tools and techniques–it’s also essential to make sure the area is prepped!

That means taking down any curtains or blinds that might get in the way. After all, you don’t want to have a professional-looking job riddled with streaks caused by snags on material.

Taking down hangings allows for an even coat of paint, smooth corners and edges, and professional end results. Plus, it’s easy to do and helps keep your professional painter happy!


House painting preparations

These are just a few simple tips to get you started on your painting project. Many of these steps are generally included in your painting service and some are not, so it’s important to find out exactly what your painters expect of you before the start of the job. 

If you need help with any of these tasks, our team at Painting Perfection can assist you. We specialise in painting services and have a wide range of experience working in homes and businesses across Brisbane. Contact us today to arrange a quote.

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