Home painting is usually a relatively easy job. And choosing a safe and reliable painting service makes the job smooth and seamless. But we all at some point have encountered ways in which home painting can be disastrous. Be it the paint for home walls taking too long, the painter disappearing out of thin air, shoddy and uneven painting. However, the good news is that the task of home painting can be carried out smoothly with a bit of common sense and research.
Follow the simple painting tips that will help you avoid any complications during or after home painting:
Keep the area open and ventilated
Open all doors and windows in the room being painted. Use fans to keep the air moving. Do not let a freshly painted room to be occupied for at least 2 to 3 days.
Stay clear of any heat source near paint
Paint, in its liquid form, is highly flammable in nature. It is best to avoid any sources of heat, including fireplaces, stoves or water heaters and do not smoke in the house when there is a paint job being carried out.
Protect your furniture and flooring
Cover your flooring and furniture to avoid any paint drips. A reliable, good painting service should ideally deal with this to ensure there are no spills or damage to your favourite furniture.
Wear a respirator
If you are going to be spending a lot of time in the room that is being painted, wear a respirator. It is however recommended to avoid being in the same room.
Let the paint dry completely
Once the painting is done, let it dry completely. Do not occupy the room for at least 2 to 3 days and keep kids and pets strictly away from a freshly painted room, at least for a few days.
Use non-toxic paints
Paints that are low in VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) contain less or no harmful chemicals, making it better for both you and the environment. This will help improve indoor air quality and reduce allergy-causing toxins.
And if you are thinking of giving your home walls a makeover, contact Berger Paints Express Painting. The professionals are trained to make the task of house painting a faster, cleaner and better experience for you. They are also well-versed with safety measures and risks during home painting and ensure to take steps to avoid any accidents or hassles.