Properly painting a building requires a paint professional that can adhere to a proven preparation process. PacWest painting contractors have spent years using the industry’s tried-and-true methods of prepping houses and businesses for all painting and repainting needs.
Factors can oftentimes change small details of the prep process but, by in large, the primary tasks remain the same. Differences such as whether you are painting interior vs exterior, wood vs concrete – and so on – will affect some materials and/or choices made in the prep process.
Typical Checklist for Paint Preparation:
- Clear room of furnishing, decorations & outlet covers
- Move all things that cannot be removed to center of room. Cover in plastic
- Edge rooms with paper
- Wash walls
- Remove stains
- Spackle dents, nail holes & cracks
- Dull glossy areas (priming)
- Remove loose paint
- Tape off adjacent walls, woodwork & light switches
Tools & Materials
Use of proper tools and materials is a must when prepping to paint any surface. PacWest knows what to use and when to use it – every time!
Here’s a quick reference list of common items needed for paint prepping:
- Wire brush
- Putty knife
- Scrub brush
- Window glazing
- Exterior spackling compound
- Cleaning agent
- Vacuum, broom and/or mop
- Plastic or tarps
- Painters tape
Home and business owners have trusted the paint contractors at PacWest Painting, Inc. for over three generations. Questions? Call our skilled painters to discuss your next paint project today!