Handling Home Improvement during COVID-19

In Exterior Painting, Homeowner Tips, Interior Painting by Katelyn LutzLeave a Comment

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The COVID-19 pandemic really shook life up, and everyone is still adjusting to being stuck inside. Whether you’re bored out of your mind or panicking about a lack of productivity, we’re here to soothe some of those anxieties. Now that you’re looking at the inside of your houses more often, I’m sure those projects you’ve put on hold are grating you more than ever. Maybe you’ve even found a couple more to add to the list. Fear not, just because we’re in the middle of quarantine, doesn’t mean all progress on home improvement must be halted… the process just needs to be altered.

How has working with professional contractors changed?

Due to the fact that the Stay at Home order has shut down construction trades until May 4th, we have unfortunately had to halt any on-site work until further notice. However, this does not mean we are abandoning you by any means. Here at Sound Painting Solutions, we are still working hard to keep your painting, carpentry, and contracting needs as on schedule as possible. Right now we’re introducing our virtual quote service which will help you to keep your larger painting jobs on track. Just reach out to us online to schedule your virtual quote here. Then you can continue to financially plan your home improvement process. We are also here to answer any questions you may have about the process. Despite the pandemic, the best time to start on an exterior paint job is now!

Research is Essential

Now is also a good time to do your research online. Find out more about different contractors you would like to work with and narrow down your list to 2-3. Then you can research those contractors and see what each one can offer you. You also want to be sure to inquire about what safety precautions contractors are taking. Despite how bad you may want to finish your home improvement projects, it is not worth risking your safety. Currently, nearly all residential and commercial construction must temporarily cease operations until at least May 4, 2020. Ask questions such as “Are employees washing their hands frequently and wearing safety gloves and masks?”, “Is there an inappropriately high volume of people in a small area?”, and “Are employees who have possibly been exposed being sent home?”.

Where do I start with DIY projects?

The next option you have is to DIY any projects you may have! The internet has a wealth of knowledge about the quality of contactors and what steps you may want to take if you decide you want to DIY a project. There are tons of resources out there for you (including our blog) but keep in mind to not bite off more than you can chew. It may be wise to reach out to a professional to ask some questions before undertaking a larger project. After you have your inspiration (Pinterest is a great resource), make a comprehensive step-by-step list that includes all necessary supplies. Most hardware stores are still open, so if you plan out your project, you can make a list and purchase all of your supplies in one safe trip!

Helpful Resources

Sherwin Williams is also offering curbside pickup to minimize contact.

If you need any tips on pressure washing your house you can look here

If you would like to touch up your interior paint you can check it out here.

Regardless of whether you prefer professional contractors or DIY, you don’t have to be held back by the pandemic! Just make sure to do your research!

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