Prepare for the Holidays with Home Painting Now

Home Painting for the HolidaysAre you expecting company for the holidays? Parents, cousins, friends, in-laws…they’ll probably all drop by at some point or another, and some will be staying overnight. Of course, you want your house to feel welcoming and look picture perfect. Aside from decorating with bows and boughs, the festive feel of your home will benefit most from some terrific background work. Now, before the seasonal social flurry actually begins, is the right time to have your interior home painting done by skilled and experienced Vancouver painters.

No Time like the Present for Holiday Home Painting

A professionally done interior paint job is actually a simple but effective way to spruce up your home for the upcoming holidays, and now is the perfect time to get started. Of course painting should be done primarily in the areas where you will be entertaining, such as the living room and dining room. But what a good excuse to finally have the kitchen painted, too, a task you’ve been putting off for far too long.

If you have out-of-town friends or family who will be staying with you, then it would be desirable to have any and all guest bedrooms and bathrooms painted, as well.

Pre-Holiday Home Painting Tips and Assurances

Home painting is obviously something that can’t be done overnight, but the same applies to good colour selection and many other aspects of planning the project. Start ahead of time and don’t feel rushed. Here are some dos and don’ts to consider for those home painting improvements that should be done ahead of your holiday celebrations.

    1. Choose colours carefully. This process may take longer than you think. Getting a reputable professional painting company on board right away will help you narrow down the myriad choices on the colour spectrum and make the best decisions, depending on the function of each room included in your home painting plan. They can also advise as to what colours best suit your furniture and general décor.

Choosing Colours for Home Painting

  • Pick colours that you’ll be happy with for some time. Make sure you put ample time and thought into choosing colours that sit well with you over the long term. Don’t go with a cranberry red powder room just because it goes with the festive season. Remember, you will be living with the results for much longer than your guests.
  • Sign a home painting contract with a firm completion date. The holidays are a busy time for everyone, and it’s important that the home painters you hire will meet the desired deadline. You definitely don’t want visitors to arrive in the middle of a half-finished job. Make sure to avoid that pitfall with a clear agreement on clearly outlined time frames for each stage of the project.
  • Odorless paint makes it painless. The newest paints on the market dry quickly and don’t leave behind that nasty residual chemical odour to irk your family or visitors. Guests should enjoy the aroma of turkey and shortbread, not the “leftover” effects of a recent home painting project.
  • Don’t forget ceilings and cabinets. Including ceilings and built-in cabinetry in your home painting scheme will give rooms a major makeover. Having your home painters perk up such surfaces professionally, especially those trickier and harder to reach places, will make a big difference in the overall finished appearance.Home Painting for the Holidays
  • Don’t mess about with moving. Professional painters will take care of everything, including moving your furniture and all other necessary items out of harm’s way, and will ensure that anything remaining in the rooms being painted is thoroughly protected.
  • Do your home painting as early as possible. Starting immediately will ensure that your home will be completely ready in time for the holiday season, giving you ample time to add additional accents to or tweak the décor, and have some fun with your exciting new colour schemes.

Freshly done home painting will give you and your place a boost and great atmosphere for the holidays. Hiring professional home painters is a terrific way to prepare your house for guests and the season’s social times. Give yourself and your friends and family a wonderful holiday ambiance and a great new look for you to enjoy throughout the coming year.

Vancouver painter and contractor Peter Byrne“PETER BYRNE is the owner and hands-on manager of Kassel Painting Limited. In the last two decades he has run over 1500 painting projects totalling $5.5M. There is little that can go right (or wrong) on a job-site he has not seen, solved, and lived to talk about.”

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