Why Prepping for Paint is A Must For Flawless Final Finish
Painting seems like a fun and easy job. As portrayed misleadingly in the popular culture and commercials, painting doesn’t start with a brush and end in appreciative glances. It is a time-consuming and laborious process that requires an all-important finish with meticulous prepping plans. Preparation is 90% of the painting. Extra care must be ensured in prepping the surfaces for a flawless outcome. Well, here On Point Pointing comes into action. We make sure that prepping is done on a superior level and quality. For those of you who think that prepping is not as important as the final paint application, read on.
Exterior walls may appear to be spotless and scar free from the outside but they usually have gashes, cuts, holes, scars, black spots and dirt. Moreover, fungi can also grow on some walls. It can also restrict the coating to attach to the wall. Hence, cleaning the walls is an essential step. Pressure washing is a technique which helps clean the wall efficiently. It can clean the walls deep and fast. Normally, a distance of about sixteen inches is kept from the surface.
Latex priming is done to seal in raw drywall and bare wood to ensure topcoat adhesion and coverage. Specific circumstances may require an oil-based primer to seal in stained surfaces such as smoke or cooking oils. Clean surfaces with a think primer coat will ensure the durability of the surface coat.
Caulking is used to seal out moisture and drafts of exterior siding and trim, to concealing cracks and gaps in interior moldings and casings. But a bad caulking job will not only bring down the overall quality of the finished project it can also defeat the point of what you’ve spent so much time trying to accomplish in the first place.
All surfaces are thoroughly scanned by our experienced staff for pinholes, gouges and any other surface inconsistences. We take a great deal of pride in heedfully preparing all surfaces with the correct filler or silicone product.
Sanding is used in many scenarios of the painting process. It takes experience and knowhow to correctly smooth out filled surfaces and open the pours of an unyielding one. An expert knows when to change grits or techniques.
Any surfaces that are omitted from the painting job within the immediate area are covered with a masking material. Masking is done with the help of supplies such as; tape and paper gun or fold out plastic. Painter’s tape comes in many dimensions and is specially designed for masking purposes.
On point painting is a Victoria-based company that provides high-end quality paint services for their customers. They are a credible, licensed and insured company that believes in providing the necessary preparations for an excellent and flawless quality finish.
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