- Remove smaller objects
- Move larger objects out or to the room’s center
- Unscrew outlet and light switch covers
- Put painter’s tape around windows, doors, and baseboards
- Lay down drop cloths
“But, wait! There’s more,” John says in his announcer’s voice.
The smaller objects include wall hangings, curtains, and stuff inside the larger objects. Throw a covering over any large objects in the room’s center.
Leave the nails in the wall if you want to hang art and such in the same place
Don’t forget about your ceiling when prepping a house interior for painting! Ceiling fans and lights need taking care of too. Take off the fan blades and cover the fixture with plastic. For recessed lights, remove the bulb and pull the fixture’s trim down a bit. Release the cover and tape plastic over it.
“Now the outlets have small parts. They get lost easily so tape them to the back of the outlets or put them in separate baggies,” John says.
“So, for this, all we would have to do would be moving objects,” Judy guesses. “That’s right! The painters could do it but I’d rather us do it,” John replies.