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Painting your home? Don’t forget to protect your flooring!

When renovating your home, you may decide a certain space needs a fresh coat of paint. While painting may seem like an easy DIY job, the entire task becomes a lot more complicated if you don’t protect your floors properly. What happens when you forget to cover your Orange County carpets, taping down the plastic sheeting tightly? In the end, you’ll likely be making an urgent call to your local Orange County carpet cleaning specialists!

Instead of an ‘Ah, oh’ situation, stay ahead of the game, and a possible disaster, with the following advice from Bixby Plaza Carpets and Flooring showroom experts in Huntington Beach and Los Alamitos, CA.

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1 – Move furnishings for easy access. Don’t make a stressful job even more difficult than it needs to be. Move out furniture and remove décor and curtains for easy access to the walls. The tighter the space, the more prone you’ll be to paint spills and accidents, so don’t take that chance. If there’s something in the room that can’t be moved, cover it well with a plastic sheet.

2 – Cover the entire surface area with plastic or canvas. Plastic sheets do a great job of covering large spaces, although you’ll have to tape them in place. Canvas, on the other hand, is heavy enough to stay in place, and does not require taping. As well, keep in mind that plastic is slippery, whereas canvas is not.

3 – Use tape like your life depends upon it! Don’t be stingy when it comes to tape. It’s an essential product that can save you a ton of heartache when it comes to paint splatters. Use tape along the entirety of the area, affixing the covering securely to the floors. Also, you’ll want to protect your baseboards and trim with tape as well; unless, of course, you’re looking to add that splattered paint effect everywhere!

Paint splatter mess? Call carpet cleaning in Orange County

Believe it or not, it’s not the end of the world if you do get some paint on your soft surfacing. However, it will require the use of professional products and equipment to remove paint from floor fibers. Should this happen to you during a reno, and you don’t know what to do, don’t panic, just give us a call at Bixby Plaza Carpets and Flooring, and we’ll point you in the right direction.