Painting For Home: Prepare The Checklist

June 12, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Design, Repairs & renovations

Tips for house painting, home paintPlanning to paint your home? Then, here are few things that you must keep in mind. Surface preparation is an essential step that you must remember for the paint to last longer.

Thorough cleaning of the outer surfaces by a power wash is important which will make the surface clean and dirt free and hence it will be easy to paint it. The cracks or holes if present in any wooden piece must be sealed before painting for smooth application of the paint. If any loose paint remains even after the power wash it must be stripped out. The portions which need repairing must be done fast before applying paint. You must also properly brush the doors, boards and frames before painting. An Adhesion test is a good idea. First apply a coat of paint to a small area, then etch cross-hatches with a blade after it dries up, then put the adhesive tape over it and see whether the paint comes out when you remove the tape. If it does not come off then it is good for painting. Lastly, hire a company which gives importance to surface preparation.

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