What Can I Do During the Colder Months to Prep for a Paint Project?

Painting Your House in the Winter

Winter may not seem like the best time of year to undertake a paint project. But it’s a great time to prep for one. With spring right around the corner, there’s much you can do to set the stage for a successful paint job.

Pick Your Colors

With so many options, deciding which colors to use can eat up a lot of time. Decide early on a theme or color scheme. Cross off colors that you definitely don’t want. Get inspiration from photos from magazines and web searches. Understand the basics of color theory to avoid choosing colors that clash. Narrow down your options early so you can proceed with the painting come spring.

Clean Your Space

Just as artists start with a clean canvas, you want your space to be clean and uncluttered. Move furniture and other objects out of the way. You may need to temporarily rearrange your home to prepare for the project. If you can’t move large objects like a couch or pool table, wrap them in plastic to prevent paint splashes and fumes from seeping in. Provide ample room for painters to enter and exit. You don’t have to clean everything at once, but you’ll want to prepare step by step to be ready when spring arrives.

Schedule Your Project

Now that you’ve picked your colors and set the stage, it’s time to choose a reputable Rhode Island paint contractor. Schedule your appointment in advance. If you wait until spring, your contractor may already be fully booked for days or weeks. The initial consultation is your opportunity to get advice from the contractor and to make sure everyone is on the same page.

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be hectic. The winter downtime is the perfect time to pick your colors, tidy up the space, and book an appointment with a licensed painting contractor. Doing so will help ensure your project goes off without a hitch. It will also give you more time to tackle other spring cleaning and renovating projects.

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