Updating your home with a fresh coat of paint is both a time and a monetary investment. Oftentimes, people are ready to make the commitment of time and money to have their home painted, only to be stopped by worry and concern about paint smell and other disruptions.
When we talk with potential clients during the estimate phase, some of the concerns we hear include worry that they won’t be able to use the kitchen for a long time, the paint smell might be bothersome, their home could be a mess during and after the project, and other fears of disruption.
There are ways to get your home painted without disruption, or minimized disruption, of your day-to-day life. Here are a few strategies to use to keep your life flowing while we take care of improving your home.
Don’t Move All the Furniture Out
When painting your home, you will inevitably need to move some furniture around. In order to do a thorough job, the walls need to have enough space around them for professionals to move around and paint without fear of damaging your property, but that doesn’t mean you need to fully move your furniture out of the room.
You or we can simply move furniture into the middle of your room. Once covered with plastic or tarps, there is no risk of accidentally painting your furniture, and the subsequent clean up is easy.
Use low-VOC or no-VOC Paints
Previously, all paints had a strong chemical odor because they contained Volatile Organic Compounds, also known as VOCs. These compounds release into the air as the paint dries, creating that smell that so many of us are familiar with.
Luckily, with modern technology, there are many paints on the market that are low-VOC or no-VOC. These paints are much friendlier to the environment and can make that smell practically non-existent in your home. Ask us about the kinds of low-VOC and no-VOC paints we use to minimize the paint odor in your home.
Skip the Ceiling
If your goal is to change your wall colors, or if your ceiling looks white and clean, you can skip painting your ceiling. Painting ceilings is one of the more disruptive parts of a painting project as it requires us to cover the floor and furnishings of the entire room. If you skip the ceiling, your painter will protect mainly the floor near the walls, so the entire room won’t be locked off to entry and use.
Only Paint One Wall
For a fast and easy update to your space, painting an accent wall is a great option. If you’re looking to elevate the aesthetic of your home, think about doing this instead of painting the whole room. This will allow your painters to be in and out of your home with relative ease.
Have Good Communication with Your Painting Contractor
With any professional painting project, good communication is key. Together you and your painting contractor will go over your expectations for the project, and during that time you can discuss the different ways to minimize disruption to your family during the painting process.
This open communication will allow us to make any special accommodations for you and your home. Contact Flying Colors Painting when you want your home painted in Thurston, Pierce, or Mason Counties. We’re happy to help you get your home painted without disruption, and make your life as easy as possible through the entire painting process.