February 12, 2012 in Painting in Toronto
Letting painting contractors into your dwelling is not everyone’s idea of straightforward. The need to paint, especially in condos or townhouses where space is limited, can be a project which causes upheaval. Furniture needs to be rearranged and moved around, painters need space to setup equipment, and general home productivity will suffer. There is really no avoiding it, but picking the right painting contractor can improve the situation quite a bit.
A good painting company that is experienced in residential repainting will make the painting project run smoothly by doing some important things you might not think painters would necessarily do. They will make a priority list of what rooms to do in what order, so you know when certain rooms will be accessible. Drying time needs to be considered, especially in bedrooms; they should not be slept in right away, or at least be well ventilated. If any family members have respiratory issues, No-odour (no-voc) paints could be used to help with this, as they allow rooms to be used safely soon after painting as finished.
Painters will be able to set-up a room from the start; meaning they will move furniture to the centre of the room, or out of the room as needed. It is appreciated if clients remove small and fragile items from the work areas. The crew can make recommendations as to how much needs to be packed up, but you don’t need to worry about large items. And furniture will be put back by the end of the day in finished rooms, so that things can be put back, and you can resume normal life.
If you need the whole place painted, but still need to use some of the space for working at home or otherwise, your painting contractors can arrange to paint in 2 stages. For example, they can complete 1 floor entirely before moving to the second. The important thing is to communicate to your painters any such issues so they can accommodate them in terms of timing and logistics of the project. Most are usually glad to work with you, because happy clients are an important element of any paint job.