OUR ROOM BY ROOM CHECKLIST
Do your best to move furniture out of bedrooms that will be painted. You can leave heavy furniture where it is if you need help moving larger items. You can also move furniture to the center of the room if it is out of the way. You can also place non-breakable items on your bed once it is moved away from any surfaces that are to be painted. Clear away any other items throughout your bedroom for the time being. Set aside any articles of clothing or other items that you’ll need while your bedroom paint dries.
We ask that you clear off your countertops before we paint your kitchen, including countertop appliances (like blenders, toasters, etc.). If you are having closets or pantry space painted, you should clear it out completely. We strive to provide you access to your pantry and refrigerator when possible. It’s our aim to complete your kitchen as quickly as possible, so that you can get back to cooking. However, you should allow a full 24 hours for paint to dry before moving things back to their place, since the paint will remain wet for some time.
Please clear off your countertops in your bathroom before painting. In addition, you should set aside any items that you’ll need throughout the painting process (including toiletries, medicine, towels, etc.). Again, you should plan for a 24-hour window where you won’t be able to use the restroom (especially the shower, tub, and sink), since you can smudge the wet paint or keep it from drying if there is steam in the room. Ensure that your bathrooms are well ventilated as the paint cures, and always use a fan to remove steam from the room, especially during the first few days after painting.
Similar to the bedroom, we ask that you remove any furniture and belongings that are scattered throughout the space before we begin painting. You can place larger items in the center of the room if you’d like, so long as they aren’t an obstacle. If you have heavy furniture, we can help to move it away from surfaces that are going to be painted.
If you have furniture against the walls of your dining room, we ask that you move these belongings to another room. In addition, if you can, you should move your dining table and chairs out of the room if they’re near your walls. We can help you if your table is too heavy to move.
Closets, Utility Spaces, Storage
If we’re painting any closets, utility spaces, or storage spaces throughout your home, we’d appreciate it if you could move all of the items out of these spaces before we get started.