For the do-it-yourself owner, painting your rental property’s interior is something you’ll do many times. Nevertheless, even the most minimum painting job, takes time, planning, and the right information to get professional results. Even though this may or may not be the first time you are painting your Golden Valley rental property’s interior, there are important do’s and don’ts to know that will make the job easier and faster.
DO take the time to prepare all of the surfaces to be painted. The experts at Five Star Painting advise to first remove the switch and cover plates, and subsequently, all holes or cracks should be patched, sanded, and wiped down with a lint-free cloth. Allow plenty of time for this process, particularly in the event that you have large patched areas that need to dry.
DON’T scrimp on and obtain cheap paint and tools. Quality paint, brushes, and rollers will make the job easier, give you better coverage per coat, and can be reused for future jobs. Yes, they may cost more upfront, but if you are planning to own your rental long-term, you’ll be painting it many times.
DO start with the ceilings and by cutting in the walls and trim. This is certainly very important to get the best possible result. Cutting in is the process of painting neat lines around doors, windows, ceilings, and trim. The professionals at Five Star Painting advice that this element of the process may be time-consuming, but if you want your paint job to look good, it will really pay off.
DON’T delay cleaning up spillages or drops. Stop what you’re doing at that moment and clean it up with a clean, wet rag immediately. Damp paint generally wipes out, though dry paint may not come out of carpet or other materials.
DO be certain to tape off all windows, trim, floors, and anywhere else you don’t want to be painted. Using a high-quality painter’s tape is essential to having nice crisp paint lines and protecting your surfaces from drips and errors. Similarly, certainly cover any floors or furniture with clean drop cloths.
DON’T be in a hurry to swiftly replace the switch and cover plates, shelving, or anything else wall-mounted too soon. Paint needs time to dry sufficiently, and positioning these elements too soon will bring about damage to the wall especially if you are required to change them before another paint job.
DO employ Real Property Management Northern Arizona. Painting your rental property’s interior takes time, and in the real estate industry, time is money. Why not partner with a great property management company who will handle all the hard work and time-consuming tasks for you? We have excellent vendors and professionals in Golden Valley who can give quality painting services at a satisfactory price, and we will completely manage the entire process for you from start to finish. Contact us or call us at 928-757-7368 for additional helpful information.
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