May Is National Home Improvement Month and right now, everyone is thinking about improvements to their house, lawn or garden.

Right now, North Atlantic Painting is going gangbusters. Spring and summer are our busiest months with most jobs set up months ago. The key to getting your project done is to plan early.

Currently, we’re booking for interior work for the fall. After Labor Day, there is a brief window for sprucing up—a sort of down time—in the Midcoast that is perfect for bed and breakfasts, hotels and restaurants to freshen up the paint job or to transform an old bedroom into a newly purposed room like a guest room or office.

Here are a four steps that are we can share with you to help prep a room—so that you aren’t paying the painters extra time to do the things you can easily do yourself.

1. Vacuum out any cobwebs in the corners or ceilings in a room.

2. Add three teaspoons of laundry detergent to one gallon of water and use a clean rag to wash down the walls. For tough stains, use trisodium phosphate mixed with bleach to remove mildew and mildew stains.

3. Remove the furniture and area rugs if possible from a room. But if you can’t, don’t worry, our crew always comes prepared with fresh, clean drop cloths to protect your furniture.

4. Remove window treatments (window coverings, blinds, drapes) as well as hardware, which you can store in a marked container.

Invest the time up-front to do this prep work and our crew will be in and out in less time with professional results!

Enjoy your summer with an eye on your fall projects and give us a call when you’re ready. 207-236-0703 or email us at We take all credit cards.