Preparation Techniques For Painting

Painting preparation is one of the most important parts of the painting process. Whether you’re doing it yourself or hire someone to do it for you, you don’t want paint flung across a completed paint job or onto the upholstery. Below are the preparations we advise and follow ourselves.

Painting Preparation – Interior

We will do the following:

  • Move furniture into the center of the room if you need help doing so
  • Cover furniture to protect from paint
  • Remove and replace all switchplates
  • Cover all floors with drop cloths
  • Tape to prevent paint from dripping and splattering
  • Patch holes and cracks
  • Lightly hand sand trim, doors, windows as needed
  • Re-caulk cracked caulking
  • Apply type and number of coats of paint as specified in the contract
  • Clean the room upon its completion

Painting Preparation – Exterior

Painting Preparation – Exterior
We will do the following:

  • Powerwash exterior surfaces to be painted if proposed
  • Cover and protect areas as necessary
  • Scrape loose paint and other debris
  • Sand rough chipped, or peeled areas
  • Caulk cracks or where missing where was previously
  • Putty nail holes, bondo cracked, or visibly damaged areas
  • Prime heavily weathered areas, exposed wood, and unfinished areas
  • Sand rusty areas, treat with an anti-rusting agent, and prime with rust inhibitor as needed
  • Remove all waste upon completion of the job


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