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Creating a more modern space

We've just started up a medical practise, and we need to redecorate our space to make it look modern and sleek. The building we are moving into was vacant for a while before we moved in, and it looks a bit dated and old. One of the first things we did was remove all of the old wallpaper and replace it with a nice clean layer of semi-sheen paint, and it's made such a huge difference already. This blog has the whole decorating project, as I thought it might be useful for other business administrators and business owners looking to redecorate.

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Preparing for Paint

Using residential painters is a good way to ensure a professional quality finish to your home. It may be necessary to employ such a company to ensure that your home not only looks aesthetically pleasing, but is also protected from mold, damp and insects that can harm the integrity of the structure. There are a number of things you can do to speed up the process of having your home painted. With a little preparation you can make sure that the priority job of painting is completed as quickly as possible. Try to employ the best painter you can afford, and check them against associations such as the Master Painters Australia.

Preparing the Room

Before inviting any painters into your home, it would be wise to prepare the room. Removing furniture should be left until the painters arrive, as this is not something they should be tasked with. Try to move as much furniture out of the room as possible to make the environment as free from clutter as you can. This will help them to paint quickly and efficiently, without worrying about spilling paint on your furniture. If this isn't possible, carefully move everything away from the walls to the centre of the room and cover with a tarpaulin or a couple of layers of thick fabric sheet. Waterproof materials or sheets of plastic are preferable, as they won't allow excess paint to seep through and cause stains.

Clean Walls

If you wish to speed up the process even more, you can help to prepare the walls. Some painters may do this for you and fill in cracks and holes with a multi-purpose filler, in order to create a smooth surface. This can take a number of hours to dry and may require multiple layers before it can be sanded down and painted. If you have time, try to do this yourself a few days beforehand; you'll also be able to vacuum up excess dust so that it doesn't stick the wet paint.

To ensure the paint sticks you can clean the walls as well to remove any grease or dirt buildup. If you live in a house where lots of cigarettes are smoked daily, you may find that yellow nicotine tar has stuck to the walls. This can all be removed with hot soapy water or better still sugar soap. Sugar soap comes in powder or liquid form and often looks pink, it is also mildly abrasive and not only cleans walls, but also creates a better surface for the paint to stick to.

For more information, contact a business such as Dyson Painters.