Congratulations! You’ve just moved into your new house and you’re ready to make it your own. While there are benefits to wall painting before and after you move in, only you will be able to determine the best time to call professional painters. We understand that moving into a new house is a big step, which is why we’re offering our advice to help you get started.

Paint Before You Move

If you’re a Type A personality, you’ve probably got a list of things to do before the big move. If you’re staying organized, it might be easier to add room painting to the list while you’re in the frame of mind to get things done. After you move, it becomes all too easy to put off calling local painters. However, if you know you want to get rid of the zebra wallpaper in the bedroom and the blood red living room walls, you might as well put home painting on your to-do list.

If you plan on repainting the insides of closets, it’s a good idea to paint before you move. That way, you won’t have to worry about finding a place to put all your clothes. Likewise, many of our customers decide to paint walls before they move in so they don’t have to rearrange or cover furniture. If there’s no furniture in your house, you don’t have to worry about paint dripping on your new couch. You also won’t hurt yourself trying to move heavy furniture out of the way.

Wall painting before you move gives you peace of mind. There’s something to be said about moving into a home that’s ready for you and your family. If you have small children, having their bedrooms painted their favorite colors can help them transition. Choosing bedroom paint colors before you move also means that you won’t have to deal with the smell of fresh wall painting.

Paint After You Move

Unless you pick neutral paint colors (like beige), you won’t know if your walls complement your furniture and decorations. In fact, many interior designers recommend homeowners wait to paint their homes until they’ve gotten furniture and other amenities unpacked. Otherwise, you won’t know if the shade of blue you selected will complement your living room set. The last thing you want is to pick out wall paint colors, only to discover they don’t go with anything you own. In this case, you might want to wait before you start home interior painting.

How a paint color looks can depend on the time of day. For example, the light blue you chose may look more gray than blue in the early morning light. Many of our customers appreciate being able to live with a color swatch for a few days before committing. However, you can’t do this if you paint before you move. Once you’ve lived in your house for a few days and moved the furniture where you want, then you can call the interior painters.

Whatever you decide, our local painters will be able to help you turn your house into a home. You can count on our Grand Rapids painting contractors to work efficiently and produce quality results. To schedule your free estimate for home interior painting, call New Looking Painting at (616) 532-3300.