Interior Paint Preparation
- We will cover and protect all furnishings and floors.
- Hardware will be removed and re-installed. This includes curtain rods, window latches, switch plates, cover plates, and door knobs. Thermostats and alarm system hardware will not be removed.
- We will scrape, patch and sand walls.
- Wall and ceiling cracks will be filled with spackling compound. When the compound is dry, we will sand it smooth. More advanced cracks will receive an application of fiberglass joint tape, and will be spackled and sanded smooth.
- We also will scrape and sand rough areas created by previous paint failure.
- Before applying final coats, we will re-inspect and patch walls as necessary.
- Glossy surfaces and trim will be sanded and cleaned to assure proper paint adhesion.
- We will apply a stain sealer to water and tannin wood stains.
- We will caulk cracks in wood trim and along wall/trim interfaces.
- We will clean up and vacuum work areas at the end of each day. Debris will be taken away.
- When the job is completed, unused paint will be labeled and left at the job site.
- Wallpaper removal: Due to the concealed conditions of existing wall coverings, it may be impossible to estimate the labor of removal and preparation necessary to achieve a properly painted or wall papered surface. Under normal conditions wall covering can be removed properly without damage to the surface; however, sometimes the substrate has not been sealed properly or other hidden conditions may exist. Due to these factors, added labor and material cost may become necessary.