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May 22, 2024

Should You Paint Your New Home Before or After You Move?

Moving to a new home is an exciting yet demanding experience. From packing boxes to making important decisions, such as choosing the paint color, there’s a lot to consider. When it comes to painting your new house, some homeowners debate whether it’s better to do it before or after moving in. While both options have their merits, professional painters often recommend painting before moving in.

Let’s explore the advantages of painting your home before the big move and why it stands out as the better choice.

Advantages of Painting Before Moving In:

You Complete The Job Faster: Painting an empty house is a breeze compared to painting one that’s already occupied. With no furniture to navigate around, painters can move freely from room to room, completing the job more efficiently. Additionally, protecting and covering the floors is easier in an empty house.

It’s Cost-Efficient: Painting contractors provide estimates based on the coverage area and labor hours required. Painting an unoccupied home is more cost-effective because painters can work at a faster pace without the need to move furniture around, saving you both time and money.

It’s Convenient: Painting an empty house offers convenience for painters as they have easy access to the walls. They can tape off and begin painting with minimal effort, without any obstructions. Occupants also benefit from the convenience of not having to worry about moving their belongings while the interior parts of closets are being painted.

Easy Clean-Up: Cleaning up after a successful paint job is quicker and simpler in an unoccupied home. With no personal belongings to work around, you can enjoy your newly painted home sooner.

You Create Less Mess: Painting your home before moving in helps you avoid scenarios where spills, smudges, or fingerprints occur. Moving items around before the paint has dried completely can easily lead to unintended messes that can mar your freshly painted walls.

While there are many advantages to painting before a move-in, there are a few reasons why people chose to paint afterward. And if the opportunity to paint before moving in isn’t possible, the below advantages for waiting can work to your advantage.

Advantages of Painting After Moving In:

You Avoid Damaging Newly Painted Walls: Moving into a new home involves various activities, such as unpacking and arranging furniture. The process of moving and settling in can potentially lead to damaging freshly painted walls. Avoid the disappointment of dents or scratches on your newly painted walls by painting after you have finished the moving process.

You Can Pick the Perfect Color Palette: By painting after moving in, homeowners can observe how light interacts with the interior space and make informed decisions about the color palette. Natural and artificial light can significantly impact how colors are perceived, allowing you to choose the perfect palette for your home.

You Can Match Paint with Interior Features: Painting your home after moving in allows you to coordinate paint colors with your furniture and interior décor. You can select colors that complement your rugs, artwork, and upholstery, ensuring a cohesive and harmonious aesthetic.

Whether you choose to paint before or after moving in, enlist the services of a professional painting company equipped with the right tools and skilled personnel. Bob Kunst Painting provides accurate and affordable quotes, regardless of whether you have moved in. Contact us today to schedule a booking or consultation, and let us help you give your new home a fresh, new look with a professional paint job.

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