Jess throws a tarp over the furniture in the room, thinking about how glad she is she doesn’t have to deal with taking down a ceiling fan.
For ceiling fans remove the blades and cover the fixture with plastic. For recessed lights remove the bulb and pull down the fixture trim a little bit. Release the cover and tape plastic over it. Hanging lights should have a cover plate that slides down.
“Now I need to… unscrew the cover plates so paint doesn’t get on them.” Jess tapes the screws onto the backs of the outlet covers and puts them into a Ziploc bag.
Next comes the painter’s tape. Jess doesn’t want to have to clean paint off any doors, windows, baseboards, or anything that isn’t supposed to have paint on it.
Her last step is to lay down drop cloths on the floor to catch any stray paint.
“Chris! I hope you’re ready to paint now!” Jess calls out. Chris comes in with the paint and tools and gets to work.