Should You Paint Before or After You Move In? - Imagine Painting
Should You Paint Before or After You Move In? - Imagine Painting - Painters in Calgary

Should You Paint Before or After You Move In?

July 1, 2018
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Moving into a new home in Calgary is busy and exciting! Unless you somehow struck gold and moved into your perfect dreamhouse, it’s likely that you’ll have some qualms with the previous owners’ taste in colour. But does it make more sense to get your painting done before you move in, or afterwards?

Getting a Complete Picture

At first glance, painting beforehand might seem like the only option. Doesn’t it make more sense to get the job done while the rooms are empty and all the surfaces are exposed? The main issue with painting before is that you won’t get the full picture of the completed space until you’ve actually finished moving in. You might be loving that vibrant colour you picked out for an empty living room, but will your thoughts stay the same once your brightly coloured couches are moved in? It’s difficult to picture exactly how a colour will complement your furniture until you actually see it for yourself. For this reason, you may find it beneficial to save your paint work until after your room has been furnished to your liking. The last thing you need is to waste time and money painting over a  fresh coat!

Things in the Way

With all the work that needs to be done during a move, you’ll have enough on your hands without having to worry about hiring painters. If it feels like there’s too much going on, it might be a good idea to get your painting work done after you’ve settled in a bit. Take your time with the move and don’t place unnecessary stress on yourself! The downside of painting after you move in, of course, is the plethora of furniture that’s blocking all your walls and taking up all your floor space. If you’ve got a particularly cramped room, you may want to avoid unpacking and moving furniture in until after the paint work is done. If you do decide to move in first and paint second, rest assured knowing our experienced professionals will take every precaution to protect your furniture and new home. We’ll work with you and let you know exactly what we need to complete our job so you’ll know what we’re up to at all times.

Whether you paint before or after moving in will depend on your timeline as well. For example, if you’ve got plenty of time before you have to clear out of your old place, that offers you a lot more flexibility. Whatever you decide, know that Imagine Painting will have the tools and the knowledge required to reimagine your new home and turn it into the perfect living space you’ve always dreamed of! We pride ourselves in our ability to add a dash of elegance and a touch of luxury to all our work, leaving you feeling like royalty!

Looking to get started with expert Calgary painters? Find out more on our website or reach us at 403-305-8786.

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