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How Do You Protect Personal Items While You Paint?

By Brent Auler

I talked to Todd from Carmel, Indiana, the other day and he asked me, “How do you protect our furniture when you are painting?” It’s a question we get a lot, so I thought it would be a good idea to go over the exact process we take to protect your property.

How Do Painters Protect Personal Items?

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The first thing I told Todd was, “we do much more than just protect your furniture.” Don’t ever be afraid to ask questions like this. Getting answers to them is one of the first things you should do when hiring a painter.

Once we arrive on-site for an interior project, we will do everything to protect all your personal property. We cover furniture, floors, electronics, and more.

We do ask that you remove anything that is not replaceable and take everything off the walls. Accidents can still happen, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

We will cover all the floors with paper and drop cloths, and then we secure those down with tape. Painting can be a little messy, and following procedures will prevent paint from getting on the carpet or the floors. In addition, we cover anywhere the crews walk to prevent any paint on shoes from being spread in the house.

Along with covering the floors, we will also cover floor moldings, trim, and other areas with painter’s tape to prevent excess paint from spilling onto the wrong spot. It saves us time doing this and it ensures you get the clean look you desire.

Heritage Custom Painting will cover all furniture, appliances, or other items left in the room with plastic. This is especially important for kitchen cabinet jobs since we cannot move a lot of things out of the way. 

Covering your house like this may seem messy and chaotic, but taking these steps actually prevents messes. Your house may be covered in plastic for a few days, but going the extra mile like this streamlines the cleanup process.

We will uncover everything and clean up thoroughly when the project is completed. Afterward, you won’t even be able to tell the paper or plastic was there at all. 

In short, we take every precaution possible to make sure none of your personal items are damaged in the painting process. Doing so helps us do better work and gives you peace of mind.

For more on our process and how we work, read our post detailing whether or not we supply the paint for our projects.

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