For the landlords who like doing things themselves, painting your rental property’s interior is something you’ll do many times. But even the smallest painting job requires a good many things if you want to get professional results. You’ll need time, planning, and the right information to get it done right. This may be your first paint job or you may have done this before, either way, painting your Fresno rental property’s interior will be made easier and faster if you know some important do’s and don’ts.
DO be careful and see to it you prepare all of the surfaces to be painted. At Five Star Painting, their experts advise that the first thing to do is to remove the switch and cover plates, then holes or cracks should be patched, sanded, and wiped down with a lint-free cloth. Allow plenty of time for this process, all the more if you have large patched areas that need to dry.
DON’T buy cheap paint and tools assuming you’re saving money by being stingy. Quality paint, brushes, and rollers will make the job easier, give you better coverage per coat, and can be reused for future jobs. It will certainly 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 very important to get the best possible result. Cutting in is best described as the process of painting neat lines around doors, windows, ceilings, and trim. The specialists at Five Star Painting make it clear that this part of the project can be very time-consuming, but if you want your paint job to look good, it will really pay off.
DON’T put off cleaning spills or drips. Take a break from what you’re doing so you can clean it up with a clean, wet rag immediately. Wet paint is very easy to clean, it just wipes right off, but dry paint may not come out of carpet or other materials.
DO be careful to tape off all windows, trim, floors, and anywhere else you don’t want to be painted. Utilizing high-quality painter’s tape is the way to get nice crisp paint lines and protect your surfaces from drips and mistakes. Also, don’t forget to cover any floors or furniture with clean drop cloths.
DON’T hurry to replace the switch and cover plates, shelving, or anything else wall-mounted too soon. Paint needs time to dry sufficiently, so if there is a need to replace anything wall-mounted, don’t rush. Give it time to dry to prevent damaging the wall.
DO hire Real Property Management Platinum. Painting your rental property’s interior takes time, and time is money, especially in the real estate industry. So the decision with better value would be to partner with a great property management company who will handle all the hard work and time-consuming tasks for you. We know vendors that offer quality painting services at a fair price down in Fresno, and we will be the one to manage the entire process for you from start to finish. If you want to know more about what we can do to serve you, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 559-324-9400.
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