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How You Can Ensure Your Paint Job Goes Smoothly

HGTV’s Jan/Feb issue covered a story on how homeowners can help make a paint job go smoothly. Nolan Painting is one of the several paint companies to get featured in the article.

Some tips for homeowners:

  1. Move the little things out of the room that will be painted so time is not wasted on the painter’s end. Clear out cabinets and bookcases and remove wall art and mirrors. Big furniture will be moved by the painters to the center of the room and then properly covered.
  2. Be specific on the scope of work. If you have a dark colored room that you want to be repainted, make sure the estimator is aware of this so it is built into the job and the painter knows the proper amount of primer and paint to get. Also, if you know you have windows that are stuck and won’t open, make sure you tell the estimator this information so again the painter equips the right amount of time to unstick and prep the area.
  3. If you have a pet, make sure you keep him/her out of the painter’s way.
  4. You are discouraged because the paint swatch/chip doesn’t match the color on the walls. Kevin Nolan of Nolan Painting, says, “paper paint chips are too small to get a sense of the final paint color. Best bet: Make your own big chips by coating pieces of large white card stock with sample paints. Tape them to the wall, and compare them throughout the day as the light changes.”

Check out the full article by clicking on the image below.

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