Top Reasons to Paint Before You Move In

Every homebuyer wants to add their personal touch to their property and turn their new house into a home. A great way to do this at a reasonably low cost is by giving the property a fresh coat of paint. But to make their lives easier, experts recommend buyers paint the home before moving in. A new coat of paint will make the home seem cleaner, updated and more your own.

However, to save yourself some hassle, paint the home a few days before you move all your furniture and boxes into the home. Not only will this save you from inhaling paint fumes, but it will also cut down the amount of labor and time required to get the job done.

Here are four reasons to paint before you move in:

You don’t need to play Tetris with the boxes

It is far less physically challenging to paint the interior of a home if there’s nothing in it.

If furniture and boxes have already been moved in, it makes the entire process far more cumbersome, involving heavy maneuvering to get to certain places in the home.

If the room is empty, it will be easier to move around and place the step ladder in the right spot to reach those out-of-the-way sections.

Why move twice when you can move once?

If you’ve already moved in, you’ll have to move the furniture away from the walls before they can start painting. Moving the furniture around and covering it takes the time that could be spent on the actual painting. If you decide to make use of professional painting contractors, it can save costs.

With no furniture in the home, the painters will be able to move from one room to the next much faster, which will cut down on time spent on the job. Less time spent on the job will mean lower labor costs.

Avoid creating Jackson Pollock furniture

If there’s no furniture in the home, it can’t get ruined. Even if you’re meticulous about ensuring that all furniture is covered, there is still the chance that paint could spill, or paint flecks could find their way onto the furniture.

Figure out a color palette

Homeowners who are undecided about their colour palette should test several shades of the colour selections on a wall in the room they are going to be painting. The painted area should be allowed to dry for 24 hours before viewing it, as paint often looks different after it has dried.

View the colour swatches in the morning, noon and evening, as the colours will also appear slightly different depending on the time of day. This will give you the chance to compare the shades to see which one is best for the space.

If you haven’t yet bought any décor items for your new home, painting the home will give you a specific colour palette from which to work which could make the process of decorating far easier.

Source: Bedfordview and Evendale News

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