For the landlord that leans toward being a do-it-yourself person, 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 Lynbrook rental property’s interior will be made easier and faster if you know some important do’s and don’ts.
DO take the time you need to prepare all of the surfaces to be painted. The specialists over at Five Star Painting said that first, switch and cover plates should be removed, and afterward, any holes or cracks should be patched, sanded, and wiped down with a lint-free cloth. Allow plenty of time for this process, and even longer 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 cost more upfront, for sure, 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 results. When you’re cutting in, you’re doing the process of painting neat lines around doors, windows, ceilings, and trim. The Five Star Painting professionals give us their expert opinion. They say that this part of the procedure can be time-consuming, but if you want your paint job to look good, it will really pay off.
DON’T postpone cleaning up any drips or spills until the end. Pause whatever it is you’re doing and clean it up with a clean, wet rag immediately. When the paint is still wet, it just wipes right off, but dry paint may not come out of carpet or other materials.
DO see to it that you 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, be sure to cover any floors or furniture with clean drop cloths.
DON’T be too fast and immediately replace the switch and cover plates, shelving, or anything else wall-mounted too soon. Paint needs time to dry sufficiently, so if you need to replace anything wall-mounted, wait a bit. Again, rushing things would just end up damaging the wall.
DO hire Real Property Management Innovation. Painting your rental property’s interior takes time, and time is money, especially in the real estate industry. Save time when you partner with a great property management company who will handle all the hard work and time-consuming tasks for you. We know great vendors in Lynbrook who can give you quality painting services at a reasonable price, and we will manage the entire process for you from start to finish. To know more about what we can do for you, please contact us online or give us a ring at 516-570-9275.
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