To be painter & decorator in the Time of Covid

Earlier today I put out a call to social media for a painter decorator in the area. Hardly anyone replied with suggestions and it made me wonder if people are worried about going into people’s houses to work given the recent coronavirus pandemic.

I feel for people whose jobs revolved around them entering other people’s homes. Carers, tradesmen, doctors, teachers… the list goes on.

It was good to see that in the UK, there are helplines that have been set up to give professionals support and advice. A painter and decorator might struggle to keep up with the ever-changing sanctions and rules but there are places he can go to in order to get the advice he needs about working in homes once more.

We’ve all had to change the way we work, both in and out of our homes. You may find that if you hire a painter decorator for your home you can’t be in the room with them while they work, and they’ll have to use your toilet facilities to wash their hands regularly.

For some painter decorator jobs, of course, they won’t even need to enter the house at all. Exterior work can still be carried out as long as everyone continues to maintain a 2-metre distance at all times.

Don’t forget that your friendly painter decorator will still enjoy a cup of tea and biscuit, though you’ll have to make his brew in a disposable cup. If you follow the rules, stay two metres away and ensure all wear face masks inside the house, there’s no reason you can’t continue with your redecorating plans!

Are you in need of a painter decorator for your home but worried about the risks involved during the COVID-19 pandemic? You’re not alone. Many people are hesitant to invite strangers into their homes, especially if their job requires them to move around and touch surfaces.

However, with the right precautions, you can still hire a painter decorator and get your home looking beautiful again. Here’s what you need to know.

Finding a Painter Decorator

Start by asking friends and family if they have any recommendations for a reliable and trustworthy painter decorator. You can also search online for local painters and read reviews from past customers.

It’s important to choose a painter decorator who takes safety seriously and follows all COVID-19 guidelines. Look for someone who wears a mask, uses hand sanitizer frequently, and maintains social distancing.

  • Preparing for the Job

Before your painter decorator arrives, make sure to clean and disinfect the areas they will be working in. This includes wiping down surfaces, opening windows for ventilation, and providing access to hand washing facilities.

  • During the Job

If possible, try to stay in a different room while the painter decorator is working. If you need to be in the same room, wear a mask and maintain a distance of at least six feet.

The painter decorator should also wear a mask and gloves while working. They should also wash their hands regularly and avoid touching their face.

If the job requires the painter decorator to use your restroom, make sure to clean and disinfect it after they leave.

  • After the Job

Once the job is finished, make sure to clean and disinfect the area again. Dispose of any disposable cups or other items used by the painter decorator.

If you or anyone in your household develops symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of the job, make sure to inform the painter decorator so they can take appropriate measures.

  • Conclusion

Hiring a painter decorator during the COVID-19 pandemic requires extra precautions, but it’s still possible to get the job done safely. Make sure to choose a painter decorator who takes safety seriously, clean and disinfect the work area before and after the job, and maintain social distancing during the job. By following these guidelines, you can protect yourself and your family while still getting the home redecoration you desire.