Decorators can bring a new lease of life to your home. They can refresh old, worn-out colours or maybe even completely change the colour scheme chosen by previous owners. Regardless of the reason, it’s important to understand the best way to prepare for their arrival. That’s why we’ve created this step-by-step guide, to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Step One: Pick Your Colours
The first integral step of preparing for decorators is to choose your colours ahead of time. Contractors can of course help with this, but it’s essential that you have an idea in your head. Nothing will slow down a project more than indecision.
What’s more, if you pick a colour in a rush, it may result in an unsatisfactory finish, and you’ll have to start the whole process over again. We recommend exploring swatches and combinations ahead of time so you know exactly what you want at the time of arrival.
Step Two: Discuss The Project With Your Decorators
Painting and decorating can be a sequence of logistics if you’re planning a large project whilst still living in the property. If all rooms and an exterior are involved, then it’s going to be a juggling act. As a result, you should discuss the project with your decorators.
They’ll be able to give you timeframes and a plan of action so that you can adjust your daily life accordingly. Additionally, this will also give you an opportunity to mention any restrictions or issues you may have and create a plan moving forward.
Step Three: Book A Time Slot
With your colours and plan established, it’s time to book an appointment with your decorators. Depending on the schedule of both parties, we advise booking a time when you can be there for the arrival.
This way you can make the appropriate preparations in advance and deal with any growing pains right at the beginning. It’s also a great way to get to know your decorators and see their expertise in action. As a result, you can have peace of mind in their ability from the get-go.
Step Four: Clear Your Furniture
Before your decorators arrive you may need to move some belongings around. Depending on the size of the project and the area that’s being decorated, we advise moving any valuable items out of harm’s way, or at the very least, protecting them with a cover.
Ideally, you can move furniture entirely as this will help facilitate a more efficient workflow for your contractors. If this is a struggle for you, then most painters will be more than happy to assist in order to make their job easier.
Step Five: Arrange Parking For The Decorators
The final step in preparing for decorators is organising parking. Before the day of arrival, it’s a good idea to allow plenty of space for vans and cars. Contractors often have a lot of tools and materials to transport depending on the size of the job.
As a result, the closer they are to the building, the faster they can start. If you have minimal parking, you could allow them your personal space to ensure an efficient start to the job initially.
Choose BDL For Professional Decorators
For experienced and knowledgeable painters and decorators, get in touch with BDL today. We’re equipped with all the tools and certifications to guarantee a fantastic interior or exterior paint job. For more information, or to book a consultation, give us a call.