Preparing your home is an essential step before professional painters come. This step will allow you to organize your belongings that you do not want the paint to get on and move any furniture that may get in the way of the painters. This will also help the painting process go more quickly and smoothly. But how do you do this?

To prepare your house for professional paintings, follow these steps:

  1. Move or cover furniture
  2. Remove wall decorations
  3. Move electronic devices
  4. Set the floor up
  5. Clean and repair the walls
  6. Find a place to stay temporarily

There are multiple steps that you must consider when you are preparing your house for professional painters. Continue reading the how-to guide to help you understand what steps are recommended.

Move Or Cover Furniture

One of the first things you must consider when preparing your house for professional painting is moving or covering the furniture. It would be safe to move any furniture that is along the walls or a place where paint might drop on them to prevent any stains from happening.

Some of the types of furniture include:

  • Coffee tables
  • Dining tables
  • Sofas

It is also helpful to move any furniture that is inside a room that the painters are working on to a different room. This will help painters gain access to parts of the wall that are covered by furniture which will help the painting process go by quicker and smoother. 

If you do not have enough room to move your furniture or have a spare room to store it in, you can always cover it with plastic.

Remove Wall Decorations

Another thing that you should do to prepare for professional painters to paint your home is to remove any frames, pictures, or decorations hanging on the wall. 

Your decorations should be moved because they could be blocking portions of the wall that you would like the painters to paint. Removing any wall décor will also help in preventing any paint from ruining them. The last thing you need is for your decorations to get ruined during the painting process. 

Wrap them with bubble wrap or old clothing and store them in your closet or in a separate room to protect them and out of the painter’s way.

Move Electronic Devices

An additional step that you should consider when preparing your house for professional painting is to move or unplug any electronic devices. 

These devices include:

  • Televisions
  • Smart home devices
  • Fans
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Gaming console

For big electronic devices that are more difficult to move, like a television or PC, try to move them as far away from the wall as you can to give the painter’s room to work on the wall behind it. 

If your television or PC monitor is mounted on the wall, you can take it down and the bracket that holds it onto the wall. You can also only take it down and just leave the bracket if it is too much of a hassle. It would be better to take the bracket off, though, so that the painters can paint behind it. 

For any of your smaller devices, simply unplug them and move them to a different room so it’s not in the painter’s way.

Set the Floor Up

Making sure that your floors are free from any objects for when the professional painters come to your home is important. The painters will be laying down drop sheets and cardboard to protect your floors from any paint that spills. 

To make their lives and the painting process easier, pick up any:

  • Trash
  • Toys
  • Coins
  • Any other belongings

You do not have to take the time to sweep it or mop your floors since they will be covering them anyway.

Clean and Repair the Walls

You should also clean the walls and plaster any holes before the professional painters come to your home. Cleaning the walls will ensure that it is free from dust and dirt. In case you get a light color, cleaning your walls will also help clear up any streaks that were caused by your furniture bumping into them.

If you don’t want to pay extra or they do not offer plastering services, taking the time to do it yourself will be worth it. Plus, you won’t have to worry about painting the plastered area since you are having the walls painted. Taking the time to cover any holes in your wall will make your wall look more professional and nicer since it will be free of tiny holes.

Find a Place to Stay Temporarily

Another thing to consider when you are preparing for professional painters to paint your house is the living arrangements. It is important to know if you must leave your house because the painters will be painting your bedroom or bathroom or simply because you do not want to be there while they are painting your house.

Make sure to reach out to family or friends to see if they will not mind about you staying over until the painters are done. If you do not have anyone to reach out to, book a hotel room or Airbnb. Planning ahead and making the necessary arrangements will help make the entire process less stressful.


Knowing how to prepare for the professional painters before they come to paint your home will help both you and the team that you hired. Since you organized your home and made the necessary arrangements, the overall project will be less stressful for you. 

You also made the painter’s job much easier and smoother because you planned and moved any of your belongings that would get in their way.