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

Woman and Man Re-Painting Azalea Park Home InteriorFor the landlords who like to do projects themselves, painting your rental property’s interior is something you’ll have to do many times. But even the tiniest painting job needs a few requirements to get professional results. Things like the proper amount of time, planning, and the right information would be needed. Regardless if you’ve done this before or not, when you paint your Azalea Park rental property interior, you’ll need to know a few important do’s and don’ts that will make the job easier and faster.

DO take the time you need to prepare all of the surfaces to be painted. The specialists over at Five Star Painting said that first, switch and cover plates should be removed, and afterward, any holes or cracks should be patched, sanded, and wiped down with a lint-free cloth. Allow plenty of time for this process, particularly if 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. Naturally, 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 a term that means: The process of painting neat lines around doors, windows, ceilings, and trim. Again, the professionals at Five Star Painting tell us that this part of the procedure can really be time-consuming, but if you want your paint job to look good, it will pay off.

DON’T postpone cleaning up any drips or spills until the end. Drop whatever you’re doing so you can 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 see to it that you tape off all windows, trim, floors, and anywhere else you don’t want to be painted. Applying high-quality painter’s tape is the solution to achieving that nice crisp paint lines and protecting your surfaces from drips and mistakes. Likewise, 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 make those changes while the paint isn’t fully dry, you may end up ruining the paint job instead. Give it some time to dry before attempting any of these changes.

DO hire Real Property Management Freedom. Painting your rental property’s interior to give it a new look takes time, and in the real estate industry, time is money. So the better deal 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 Azalea Park 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 813-867-2667 to learn more about how we can serve you.

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