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

Woman and Man Re-Painting Bellflower Home InteriorFor the landlord that leans toward being a do-it-yourself person, painting your rental property’s interior is something you’ll do many times. But even the smallest painting job requires a good many things if you want to get professional results. You’ll need time, planning, and the right information to get it done right. You may have painted your Bellflower rental property’s interior before, or this may be your first time. In both cases, there are important do’s and don’ts to know that will make the job easier and faster.

DO be careful and see to it you prepare all of the surfaces to be painted. At Five Star Painting, their professionals say that the first thing is that switch and cover plates should be removed. After that, holes or cracks should be patched, sanded, and wiped down with a lint-free cloth. Allow plenty of time for this process, all the more if you have large patched areas that need to dry.

DON’T be too frugal and buy cheap paint and tools. Quality paint, brushes, and rollers will make the job easier, give you better coverage per coat, and can be reused for future jobs. It will cost more upfront, for sure, 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. When we say cutting in, we mean the process of painting neat lines around doors, windows, ceilings, and trim. The experts at Five Star Painting weigh in again, saying that this bit of the process can be time-consuming, but if you want your paint job to look good, it will really pay off.

DON’T hold off until the end before you clean spills or drips. Let the mess interrupt what you’re doing and clean it up with a clean, wet rag immediately. When the paint is still wet, it’s not that big of a deal, it wipes off easy, but dry paint may not come out of carpet or other materials.

DO make certain to tape off all windows, trim, floors, and anywhere else you don’t want to be painted. Placing high-quality painter’s tape in the right areas is how to get nice crisp paint lines and protect your surfaces from drips and other errors. Also, don’t forget to cover any floors or furniture with clean drop cloths.

DON’T be too quick 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 replace anything wall-mounted, wait a bit. Again, rushing things would just end up damaging the wall.

DO hire Real Property Management Southland. Painting the interior of your rental property takes time, and in the real estate industry, time is money. Save time when you partner with a great property management company who will handle all the hard work and time-consuming tasks for you. We know vendors that offer quality painting services at a fair price down in Bellflower, and we will be the one to manage the entire process for you from start to finish. If you want to know more about what we can do to serve you, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 562-372-7722.

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