Friday, April 01, 2011
Project Preparation by Residential Painting Contractors in Kenilworth
Preparing a job is the most important part of the entire job. Way too many people who paint skip much of the preparation. The result is a job that may look okay to begin with but that will not last long at all.
It only takes a few minutes to toss a new coat of paint over an old one on the side of your house and it will actually make that side of your house look fairly good very quickly. It is really fun to see the paint change the look of everything so fast but if you haven’t prepared the surfaces correctly it won’t last very long and won’t even look right to begin with.
Just think about it. It is a whole lot more work for residential painting contractors in Kenilworth to do what should be done to prepare but that’s the only way to do the job right. In order to do a job right we have to do all of the following before we ever touch it with paint.
Cover plants and items that are close enough to get debris or paint on them with drop cloths. Pressure wash all the dirt off. Let it dry out which will allow paint that is still loose to show. Scrape all the loose paint off the entire project. Fill places with filler that are not level and smooth. Give proper time for the filler to dry before sanding it. Use sandpaper or a sanding block to sand smooth the filled spots and any other rough spot. Mask off anything that isn’t to be painted. Use the proper paint primer to prime any raw unpainted wood or filled spots. Double check the entire project to make sure it is completely ready for the paint application
Once the preparation is completed you can start to do the part that is fun and makes the job look so different and hope that it will look perfect and last a long time. If you don’t prepare the surfaces correctly, the job may look better when the paint is applied but it won’t take long for weather and wear to make the paint peel and come off. Even if you don’t see the paint start peeling right away, it is turning loose underneath and will peel shortly.
Posted on 04/01 at 08:19 AM