Painting your house is a huge task, but it's also an opportunity to make some upgrades and improvements that will improve the overall look of your home. 

This can be as simple as adding fresh paint (or even just slapping on some new colors) or as involved as replacing all of the countertops with granite. Either way, it's important to take the time to prepare your home before hiring professional house painters in East Auckland—or doing any DIY painting yourself. Here are some tips on how to get started:

Clean your house

Now that you've chosen your paint color and are ready to start the painting process, it's important to clean your house thoroughly before the painters arrive. The more time they have to spend cleaning up after themselves, the more expensive their job will be. So make sure that when they arrive at your home, there's nothing left for them to do but get started immediately!

  • Remove all furniture from rooms where you plan on painting
  • Remove personal items such as pictures or mirrors from these same rooms
  • Remove curtains and blinds from windows in those rooms too (or move them out of reach)
  • Take down appliances like washers/dryers if possible (this step may not apply if yours is an older model)

Pick a color scheme

Choosing the right color scheme is one of the most important steps in preparing your home for professional house painting. The right interior painters in Auckland can make a room feel bigger or smaller and give it character too. But it's not just about picking any old combination of paint colors--you need to think about how they work together and make sure they're going to look great once everything is painted (and not just on their own).

The first thing you should do when deciding on a color scheme picks out your main accent wall(s), which will be where most of the attention will be focused when people walk into your house. Then choose complementary colors for other walls in the same room as well as trim around doors/windows/baseboards so everything matches nicely throughout each space

Patch holes and cracks

  • Patch holes and cracks before painting. Putty knives are great for removing old paint from the walls, but they can also help you smooth out imperfections in your wall surface.
  • Use a wet sponge to clean the area around where you're going to patch up any holes or cracks. This will ensure that when you go back over it with putty, there won't be any dirt underneath it that could cause discoloration later on down the line when you finish painting your room!
  • Use a putty knife to smooth out any rough patches in your wall's surface by tapping gently into place until each one is completely filled out with fresh white plaster (or whatever material was used). Make sure not to press too hard--you don't want any extra chunks sticking out beyond where they should be. You just want everything looking nice and even throughout all sides so no one notices anything different once all finished up nicely later down the road.

Repair peeling paint

  • Use a putty knife to scrape off loose paint.
  • Use a paintbrush to remove any remaining paint.
  • Scrape off corners and edges with a scraper if you are unable to reach them with your fingers or the putty knife, as this can be a bit tricky for some people.
  • Use utility knives for tight spaces that require precision work on the part of your painter (if you have one) when it comes time to prime and paint those areas again in the future!

After all this work has been done, use wet sponges or rags soaked in warm water to clean up any messes made during these processes so that no one gets hurt while working on their project at home!


With some planning and preparation, you can make sure your home is ready for a professional paint job with the right house painters in East Auckland.