What Kind of Prep Work do You Complete before Painting?
What kind of prep work is done before painting a house in Carmel Indiana?
By Logan Macaluso
House painting prep work may seem like it would be an easy or minor stage of the painting project. “Just lay some drop cloths and get to painting,” one might say. This could not be further from the truth. Detailed prep work is the most important part of the entire project. Both the client and the paint crew will save time, money, and hassle by prepping the project properly.
At Heritage, we take prep work seriously. We start prepping by asking the homeowner to remove all items from the area being painted. Our staff will take care of large furniture that cannot be moved. We will move the furniture to the middle of the room and cover the furniture with plastic drop cloths. This will ensure the paint does not touch your belongings. When the work area has been cleared to start, we begin preparing the walls & trim in the room by cleaning, patching holes, sanding, and caulking any gaps in trim. These steps are monumental in the painting process because if we did not address the imperfections in the walls & trim, they would continue to show through the freshly painted surface when the project is completed.
By taking these necessary steps, our painters have a clean work area, we eliminate the chance of getting paint on unneeded surfaces, we address the areas that would hinder our quality of work, and we ultimately expedite the painting process; allowing for us to finish projects on time or even ahead of schedule. Prep work matters to us at Heritage Custom Painting, and it should matter to anyone wanting their house painted professionally.