A major painting project is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to improve your home. As with other types of home improvement, you have to consider several things. One question you might have is whether you can stay at home or need to move out of your house while it’s being painted.
Affordable Roofing, Siding and Gutters, one of the top roofing and gutter companies in the area, also specializes in home painting. Read today’s blog to learn whether you can stay or have to move out while the painters are working.
The Short Answer: It Depends
This decision is usually dictated by the type of painting project you’re working on. If it involves painting most of your home’s interior, consider vacating your home. This way, the painters can utilize time more efficiently as they prep the painting areas. They’ll mask and cover all areas to protect your belongings from splatters and spills.
Another reason is due to the smells and odors that will emanate from the work zone. Before the paint can be applied, the surfaces and substrates have to be prepped with chemical agents to allow the new coat to adhere, though some painters utilize paints with little to no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Staying at home, meanwhile, makes the most sense if you’re just having your walls and ceilings painted. Relocating furniture and other belongings, however, will be necessary, much like with window replacement projects. There will be no invasion of privacy and personal space if you’re just looking to paint your home’s exterior.
Preparing for the Painting Project
When undertaking a painting project, there are important questions you need to ask and steps you need to take to prepare:
- Find out if you’ll be moving out or staying in your home.
- Learn about the project’s duration and the cleanup efforts after each day’s work.
- Before the start date, take responsibility for smaller items and the cleaning out of closets.
- Leave major furniture relocation to the painters.
Affordable Roofing, Siding and Gutters is one of the top roofing and siding contractors in the area. We also specialize in bringing innovative home remodeling solutions to local homeowners. We can replace or update your interior flooring or paint, as well as add or expand onto your home’s outdoor living area.
Learn more by calling (423) 584-5600 or filling out our contact form to request a free estimate.