Painting your home can truly transform the look and feel of your space. A fresh coat of paint can make old walls look new, breathe life into tired decor and add to the value of your property.

But before you get the brushes and rollers out, it’s important to have a proper plan in place. Preparing your home before painting is essential for ensuring that the project is completed smoothly and produces lasting results.

In this article, we’ve put together a practical checklist of things to keep in mind when preparing your home for painting in Brisbane.

Decide on a colour scheme 

A fresh coat of paint can instantly switch up the mood and vibe of a room. Before you start with painting, decide on the colours you want to go with and factor in how that may impact the furniture, decor, and fixtures in the room. You can get colour inspiration from magazines, Pinterest or even by hiring a colour consultant who can help you with a personalised colour scheme for your space.

If you’re in Brisbane, Simco Decorating & Painting can help you choose the best colour scheme.

Decluttering and cleaning 

Before the painting work begins, it is important to declutter the space and move any furniture or items out of the rooms if possible. The paintwork is best done in an empty space where there is ample room for movement and the painters can work freely. Cleaning the walls, baseboards, ceilings, and floors can also help to ensure that the paint will go on smoothly without any dust or debris. At Simco Decorating & Painting, we spend enough time preparing the surfaces to ensure the paint adheres and stays for many years, giving you the best finishes.

Repairs and priming

Take the time to inspect the walls, baseboards, windows, and doors of your home for any damage. Fill in cracks, holes, or dents using putty or spackle and sand the surface down to make it level. Applying a primer to the surfaces also helps in keeping the paint adhered evenly and helps it last longer.

We know most homeowners don’t have time to do all these, and it’s why we are here. Contact us for all your painting needs in Brisbane.

Choose quality materials 

Opt for high-quality paint, brushes, rollers, and drop cloths. Low-quality materials may seem economical initially, but may end up costing you more in terms of time and effort in the long run. The best you can afford will give a much more superior finish and longevity.

Hire professional painters 

It’s important to hire painters who are experienced and have completed similar projects. Look for painters who have a reputation for quality work like Simco Decorating & Painting.

Our professional painters will not only do a great job but also take the time to ensure your home is well protected, clean, and tidy while we work. Contact us today to request a free quote and expert advice.


Painting can transform your home and add value to your property. By following this checklist, you can ensure the process is smooth and efficient and you get the results you want. With these steps, you’ll make sure your home not only looks beautiful and fresh, but that the painting job will last for years!

Contact Simco Decorating & Painting today to discuss your upcoming painting project and take the first step towards transforming your home.