House Painting Surface Preparation

House Painting Surface Preparation

Quality Work Starts with Quality Preparation

Our surface preparation processes are designed to uncover and repair existing damage, minimize future deterioration, and protect your home from water intrusion and air leaks. They also serve as the foundation for beautiful finishes. Our preparation techniques include:

  • Power or hand washing to release ambient dirt and organic growth (mildew, algae, mold, etc.) so that the house is clean and new primer/paint can adhere correctly
  • Scraping to remove loose and peeling paint in areas that are obviously peeling, as well as in areas that we know have a tendency to peel or bubble
  • Sanding scraped areas to ensure paint edges don't peel up, as well as improve their appearance
  • Identifying rotten or damaged wood and discussing a range of carpentry solutions with you to ensure the home's substrates are sound
  • Removing degraded caulk and applying new, high quality caulks or sealants, especially around windows and doors, to seal out drafts and water
  • Removing and replacing degraded window glazing/putty to stabilize window glass

Ready to have your painting project professionally prepared, primed, and painted?
Schedule your free, detailed, in-home estimate appointment now!