Pets are so loveable and kind. Many individuals consider pets as a part of the family. Not only do we consider our pets as part of our family, they also do the same and are always ready to get involved in whatever activity is going on.
However, when it comes to interior painting, pets are not always welcome to take part in the job. Regardless of whether you are doing the job yourself or having the paint job done by the professionals, you should always take proper care of your pets in order to avoid unnecessary problem.
Pets in a Room that is Being Painted:
Since pets like dogs or cats don’t realize what paint is, they will find no harm in brushing up against a freshly painted wall or traipsing through spills around the paint can. And, the tracks they can leave on your valuable hallway carpet might not look cute to you. Besides, this will add an extra cost of cleaning the carpet.
Most interior paint projects are done during the winter. As the weather turns cooler, you pets would like to spend more time indoors where it’s bit warm and cozy. When you are going to undertake an interior painting project, you don’t actually need to banish your best furry friends to the cold backyard. What you need to do is to take precautions and prevent any problems that your pets may cause unwittingly.
You certainly don’t want your pets to be in the room which is being painted. You pets may get stained in paints and you don’t want to spend time washing out the paint. However, another reason why you need to keep your pets out of the rooms beings painted is safety. Actually professional painters remain much focused while doing the paint job. They often move around the work area carrying paint brushes, cans, rollers, ladders, buckets etc. This causes fatal accidents if the painters unintentionally step over the pet. This could injure the painter in a fall and create an unwanted mess in the room.
What to Do With Your Pets?
When you are going to undertake an interior painting project and you have pets in your house, you need to take precautions to avoid problems. You can place your dog or cat in a closed room that is not being painted. In case the backyard is not too cold, you can keep your pet there. If you don’t have extra room in your home and it’s too cold in the backyard, consider boarding your dog temporarily in a kennel and in case of other pets, send them to a friend or relative’s house temporarily.