INTERIOR PAINTING – Prep NOW to Avoid the Headaches Later
Interior Prep – Protecting your home
-Move and/or cover furniture. Not only so they don’t get paint on them but also to allow plenty of room to work.
-Wash walls with an all purpose household cleaner. This eliminates dirt, dust, etc. from allowing the paint to adhere to the wall. You’ll also want to wash from the top down to avoid streaks.
-Patch any holes or abnormalities on the wall. Drywall compound can fill a hole. For cracks you need to get a little more in depth. use fiberglass mesh to prevent the crack from returning, then put a few thin layers of drywall compound over it. You’ll then have to sand it down to the wall is smooth and even. Caulk/spackle (for interior or exterior)- Use 45 years or greater seems, gaps, cracks, holes, moisture can penetrate
-Remove all electrical switch plates, cable outlets and phone jack covers.
-Masking tape can be used to cover electricity outlets and things of that nature.
-Trim needs to be sanded to remove sheen. Remove any flaking paint and smooth with the sand paper.
You’re now ready to go! Start with the ceiling, then the walls and finish with the woodwork…Good luck!
Golden Rule for Pressure Washing: Rinse the house. Get rid of everything that shouldn’t be on a house!
Golden Rule for Prepping: Protecting the areas where you don’t want paint
Golden Rule for Picking the Right Paint: You’re actually not going to want to skimp on this. Use one of top-tier products (any of major brands). Examples would be the Kwal- Ambassador or Liquid Vinyl or Sherwin Williams-Duration or Super Paint has higher acrylic which creates a harder finish=more water proof. builds sheen which prevents fading. components of the products are ground much finer which creates a tighter bond resistant to weathering.
Another good indicator is to pick a regional paint specific to your weather. Kwal started in Colorado for the diverse and interesting client.
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