Last Minute Tips Every Designer Should Know
Published: August 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm
When designing for someone’s home timing is everything. Since, while you decorate the family usually leaves the home to give you time to work on it.
So, the average time you have can average anywhere from five days to as little as 72 hours — which is why you need to know how to take care of the small problems that can lead to bigger problems if left unattended to.
If you have ever tried to decorate with a team of other painters, construction workers, plumbers, or electricians, you probably already know that although they take care of their jobs just fine, they will leave a heap of destruction in their wake. Some of these things can range from scuff marks on the walls, paint sanded away, exposed wiring, and saw dust on the bedding. At first this can all seem just too overwhelming but, if you know what to do you can get through it.
If you are happen to come across a whole in the wall do not worry. To repair a hole in the wall simply get some dry wall tape, put it over the whole then cover it with patching compound, wait until it dries sand it down and repeat twice.
Many times painting can slip our minds but, here is a way to save half the time it takes to paint. Usually painting can consist of priming and two coats of paint but, if you use paint with primer already then you can save yourself half the work time.
Scuff marks are a common occurrence when working along side handy men but if you get a cheap one dollar scuff remover then this problem can be taken care of in a matter of seconds.
The fabrics always seem to be covered in saw dust but, by using duvet covers for the bedding and old sheets or fabric covers for the furniture and couches then you will be able to preserve the condition of your clients fabrics and furniture. These tips should be in the arsenal of every professional designer that hopes to be successful in their profession.