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Do’s & Don’ts of Painting Your Raleigh Court Rental Property’s Interior

Woman and Man Re-Painting Raleigh Court 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 a painting job that seems simple and easy still takes time, planning, and the right information to get professional results. This may be your first paint job or you may have done this before, either way, painting your Raleigh Court rental property’s interior will be made easier and faster if you know some important do’s and don’ts.

DO take your time to ensure that you’ve properly prepared all of the surfaces to be painted. The experts at Five Star Painting recommend that, first, switch and cover plates should be removed, and after that, any holes or cracks should be patched, sanded, and wiped down with a lint-free cloth. Allow plenty of time for this process, and prolong it longer when you have large patched areas that need to dry.

DON’T purchase cheap paint and tools thinking you can save by pinching pennies. Quality paint, brushes, and rollers will make the job easier, give you better coverage per coat, and can be reused for future jobs. Granted, 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 best described as 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 put off cleaning spills or drips. Put down your tools and go 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. 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 hasty to 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 change anything wall-mounted, give it some time. Many times, when dealing with paint, being hasty just leads to damage.

DO hire Real Property Management Colonial. Giving your rental property’s interior a fresh coat of paint takes time, and in the real estate industry, time is money. So a decision with better value would be to partner with a great property management company who will handle all the hard work and time-consuming tasks for you. There are great vendors in Raleigh Court that offer quality painting services at good prices. We know them and can work with them to manage the entire process for you from start to finish. Please contact us online or call us at 540-595-7411 to learn more about how we can serve you.

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