For the DIY or do-it-yourself rental property owner, painting your rental property’s interior is something you’ll do many times. Although even the most minimal painting job takes time, planning and the right information will get professional results. Granting that this may or may not be the first opportunity you are painting your Williamsburg 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 consultants at Five Star Painting encourage that first the switch and cover plates should be removed, and thus several holes or cracks should be patched, sanded, and wiped down with a lint-free cloth. Allow plenty of time for this process, exactly in the case when you have large patched areas that need to dry.
DON’T try to skimp and save by procuring 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. They actually 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 really very important to get the best possible result. Cutting in is the process of painting neat lines around doors, windows, ceilings, and trim. The masters at Five Star Painting affirm that this part of the process can be time-consuming, but if you want your paint job to look good, it will really pay off.
DON’T wait until you’re done to clean up overflows or splashes of paint. Cut short what you’re doing right that instant and clean it up with a clean, wet rag immediately. Wet paint easily wipes away, but on the flip side, dry paint may not come out of carpet or other materials.
DO see to it 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 imperative to attaining nice crisp paint lines and protecting your surfaces from drips and oversights. In a similar way, make sure to cover any floors or furniture with clean drop cloths.
DON’T promptly replace the switch and cover plates, shelving, or anything else wall-mounted too soon. Paint needs time to dry sufficiently, and returning these items very early can damage the wall, should you need to refurbish them prior to another paint job.
DO work with Real Property Management VA Peninsula. 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 the best vendors and specialists in Williamsburg who can grant quality painting services at an excellent price, and we will assume full responsibility to manage the entire process for you from start to finish. Contact us or call us at 757-251-9188 for more helpful suggestions and information.
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