When the phrase, “spring cleaning,” comes up, painting should too! Painting a home is a smart investment for any homeowner to make. It can ensure that the home is protected from the elements, keeps its beautiful appearance, and retains its value.
Having a step-by-step guide can help you make sure your painting project gets finished within your timeline and meets all of your standards.
Listed below are some things to consider beforehand that can help make the painting process easy and stress free.
The Only Spring Cleaning Checklist You’ll Need
🀆 Check to see if you have a Homeowners Association (HOA).
🀆 Find out the name of your subdivision to see if there might be specific requirements or permits needed before starting the painting project.
🀆 If you are part of an HOA check to see if they have a preapproved color list or packet to pick colors from.
🀆 Check to see if your HOA has a management board. Sometimes colors need to be approved not only through the HOA but also through the management board.
🀆 Research how long it takes for the HOA to approve the paint colors once they are submitted. Some HOA can take up to a month.
🀆 Inform the assigned Project Coordinator of the HOA requirements if there are any, so everyone is on the same page.
🀆 After you choose the colors and they are approved by the HOA, take a trip to the store to get test patches of the colors. Test the colors on the siding only on either the side or back of the house, NOT the front door or the garage door, only because these surfaces are often different than the material used for the siding.
🀆 Trim any bushes or trees that are close to the house that might interfere with painting.
🀆 Move any furniture that is against or near the house.
🀆 Take off any wind chimes, bird feeders, etc. that are attached to the house.
🀆 Turn the A/C and the sprinklers off.
🀆 Make sure to park the cars in the garage or across the street to ensure that no paint gets on the vehicle.
🀆 Put away any pets in the backyard either inside the house.
🀆 Double check that all windows are closed before the house gets power washed and painted.
Now you’re all set and ready to paint, protect, and improve your home!
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