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How to prepare for a painting job

How to prepare for a painting job

Here at Fixer, we are all about efficiency. We’re going to say what everybody is thinking anyway: painting your walls can be a big job. When Fixers arrive for your paint job, they’ll do their best to make sure that they have all the materials they need to get going quickly, but there are a few things you can do to help them go even faster. Just to be clear, all of this is completely optional – we are happy to complete the job from start to finish!

First Things First: Use Great Paint

One little-known fact about paint is that the higher the quality, the fewer the coats. Some people try to save a few bucks by buying a lower quality paint, but that often does not work out in the long run. With a lower grade paint more coats will be required, which obviously takes extra time.

The folks at your local paint store can help you select great paint – or you can leave it to us. Fixers love choosing great paint.

Next up, Prepare Your Space

Fixers will come prepared with tarps, tape, and anything else we need to make sure we don’t leave a mess, but it is helpful if you can move your furniture away from the walls, and remove outlet covers before we arrive.

And Finally, Tape

This last step is super optional, especially if you have never taped a wall in preparation for a paint job. If you feel comfortable, applying tape can save us time, and save you money. Here is a video tutorial that may help.

That’s it! As we said before, Fixers expect to do all of the above, but if you’d like to help them along we’re happy for the help!


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