SURFACE PREPARATION

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Surface preparation is an important and essential step because the majority of problems are in reality caused by failure to perform this first step.

Most paint manufacturers furnish, upon request, specifications in accordance with the product you will be using for your work project.

1. Surfaces should be well cleaned;

2. Repair all damaged walls and/or floors;

3. Sand repaired damages to eliminate imperfections and then vacuum up the resulting dust;

4. Use painters masking tape and tarps to cover those places you don’t want painted;

5. Applying a primer coat to mask the old colour and better ensure coverage uniformity as well as the paint’s adherence;

6. Unless the paint manufacturer says otherwise, applying two coats gives a better finish, as far as appearance and durability.

7. Completely clean your equipment immediately after use, remove masking tape before paint dries.

8. Dispose of leftover paint according to means available within your community.

Some paint manufacturers’ websites, for example Sico paint, furnish on online tool to help you calculate the quantity necessary for your painting job. Lean toward the use of NO VOC or low VOC paint.

Donate any leftover paint to a local organization, a family member or a friend. If the can is almost empty, let it dry out completely before disposing of it.

You can also buy recycled paints from places like Boomerang paint.

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