The painting process is more involved than just purchasing a can of paint, some brushes and rollers, and applying the paint to your surfaces, whether it is a wall or an entire room in your home. There is some preparation to be done if the results of your new, fresh coat are to look professional and last a long time. Otherwise, your paint job may look sloppy and the paint may quickly peel or crack. Below, we cover some of the important steps required to paint residential interior and outdoor surfaces. At H3 Paint, our professional painting teams know the proper prep techniques and have your residential painting needs covered for both interior and exterior home surfaces.
- Remove the Existing Paint
Before you apply a new coat of paint to a surface, it is not always necessary to remove the previous coat of paint. However, if the existing paint job is flaking and/or chipping, you will need to remove that paint so you can work with a smooth, clean surface. If you are working on an old home, be careful to wear protective gear when removing paint which may be lead paint and contain asbestos. This hazard is another reason to work with professional painters.