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Do’s & Don’ts of Painting Your South Meadows Rental Property’s Interior

Woman and Man Re-Painting South Meadows Home InteriorIf you’re a landlord that wants to do it all himself, then painting your rental property’s interior is something you’ll do many times. But even the tiniest painting job needs a few requirements to get professional results. Things like the proper amount of time, planning, and the right information would be needed. Whether or not you’ve painted your South Meadows rental property’s interior before doesn’t really matter. There are still some important do’s and don’ts to know that will make the job easier and faster.

DO take your time to ensure that you’ve properly prepared all of the surfaces to be painted. The professionals at Five Star Painting stated that first, the switch and cover plates should be removed, and then you can have holes or cracks 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 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 experts at Five Star Painting weigh in again, saying that this bit of the process can be 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. Drop whatever you’re doing so you can 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 be careful to tape off all windows, trim, floors, and anywhere else you don’t want to be painted. The use of high-quality painter’s tape is the trick to getting nice crisp paint lines and protecting your surfaces from drips and other mistakes. Likewise, don’t forget 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. You need to wait for it to dry before attempting to replace anything wall-mounted. You run the risk of wrecking the paint job if you act too hastily.

DO hire Real Property Management Corazon. Giving your rental property’s interior a fresh coat of paint takes time, and in the real estate industry, time is money. So the better deal 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 great vendors in South Meadows 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 775-826-1414.

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