For the do-it-yourself rental property homeowner, painting your rental property’s interior is something you’ll do many times. Notwithstanding, even the smallest painting job takes time, planning, and the right information to get professional results. Regardless of whether this is the first time you are painting your Pleasanton rental property’s interior or not, there are important do’s and don’ts to know that will make the job easier and faster.
DO make time to prepare all of the surfaces to be painted. The professionals at Five Star Painting propose that first, the switch and cover plates should be removed, and afterward if there are holes or cracks they should be patched, sanded, and wiped down with a lint-free cloth. Allow plenty of time for this process, particularly when you have large patched areas that need to dry.
DON’T cut back on expenses 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. Indeed, these 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, undoubtedly, very important to get the best possible result. Cutting in is the process of painting neat lines around doors, windows, ceilings, and trim. The experts at Five Star Painting declare that this part of the process is really time-consuming, but if you want your paint job to look good, it will really pay off.
DON’T wait until the end to clean up splatters or trickles of paint. Stop what you’re doing at that particular time and clean it up with a clean, wet rag immediately. Still wet paint customarily cleans easily, however, dry paint may not come out of carpet or other materials.
DO make certain 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 crucial to accomplishing nice crisp paint lines and protecting your surfaces from drips and errors. In the same manner, be thorough to cover the floor or any furniture with clean drop cloths.
DON’T try to speedily replace the switch and cover plates, shelving, or anything else wall-mounted too soon. Paint needs time to dry sufficiently, and putting up these pieces too early will cause damage to the wall especially if you need to swap them out at a later time before another upcoming paint project.
DO appoint Real Property Management Masters. 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 top-notch vendors and specialists in Pleasanton who can provide quality painting services at a favorable price, and we will fully assume responsibility to manage the entire process for you from start to finish. Contact us or call us at 510-398-8704 for further important details.
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