When it comes to residential and commercial painting renovations, you want to be aware of removing unwanted materials in older structures. For many years, builders used lead paint liberally, and coming to terms with its existence and becoming aware of proper removal techniques is essential to your overall health and satisfaction in your renovation project. The Lead Poisoning Prevention Act wasn’t passed until 1971, and homes built before then should be carefully examined for lead before any paint removal or renovation takes place. Here are a few tips for safely approaching a renovation project of an older home:
Make sure that you are vigilant about following safety protocol and standards when preparing for your unwanted materials removal project. Wallpaper removal will either be rather easy or painstakingly tedious. Assess your situation by finding an edge of one corner to see if it is strippable or not. If it’s not, you’ll be using a lot of water and you’ll need a few days. It’s important in wallpaper removal to not rush the job – this could result in poor results or worse, a slip up that could harm the integrity of the home. Safety is key when renovating or painting old houses, so plan accordingly and take your time!
Clear the Space
With any major residential renovation, you want to ensure that your space is as clear as possible. Transfer furniture to another room in the house and think about what absorbent materials are left in the room before you begin. Plastic materials and hard surfaces are generally fine to stay, but other items should be removed to avoid soaking in any unwanted fumes or debris. It is a lengthy process, so it is best to plan as much as possible before you get started. At Bluenote Painting, our painting professionals will help you determine what needs to go and what is fine to stay.
Choosing the best equipment is essential to your unwanted material removal process. Ensure that you have proper drop cloths, masks, eye gear, and ventilation systems in place before you get started. Sometimes these items can cost more than anticipated, so consider hiring professional painting contractors to complete the work and provide the supplies for you. It might seem like a lot of effort, but remember that removing these unwanted materials allows space for you to select quality, attractive interior paint colors.
If it’s difficult to accurately gauge what is needed in your individual unwanted material removal project, consider contacting a painting contractor. These professionals are able to assess your needs and perform work in a timely manner. There are many contractors available to choose from, so make sure that you do your research before committing to one specific contractor.
At Bluenote Painting, we understand that your home is your biggest investment and that the safety of yourself and your family is your number one priority. Our painting contractors in northwest Oregon are equipped to evaluate your residential or commercial building, and safely remove any unwanted materials. We highly recommend that you invest in professional painters for these types of services. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate.