If you’re a do-it-yourself landlord, then painting your rental property’s interior is something you’ll do many times. But even the tiniest painting job takes time, planning, and the right information to get professional results. It doesn’t matter if this is the first time or not. When you paint your San Fernando Valley rental property interior, you need to know some important do’s and don’ts that will make the job easier and faster.
DO take the time you need to prepare all of the surfaces to be painted. The professionals at Five Star Painting stated that first, 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, particularly if you have large patched areas that need to dry.
DON’T get cheap paint and tools and think that doing so can save you money. Quality paint, brushes, and rollers will make the job easier, give you better coverage per coat, and can be reused for future jobs. Naturally, it will 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 a term that means: 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 delay cleaning any 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 see to it that you tape off all windows, trim, floors, and anywhere else you don’t want to be painted. Applying high-quality painter’s tape is the solution to achieving those nice crisp paint lines and to protect your surfaces from drips and mistakes. Likewise, 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 make those changes while the paint isn’t fully dry, you may end up ruining the paint job instead. Give it some time to dry before attempting any of these changes.
DO hire Real Property Management West San Fernando Valley. Painting your rental property’s interior to give it a new look 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 are connected with really great vendors in San Fernando Valley who offer high-quality painting services at an affordable price, and we can be the one to 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 818-727-0100.
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