All items such as cabinets, furniture, valuables, etc are wrapped in plastic and all flooring in work areas are covered with drop clothes to protect them from paint splatter and/or drywall dust.
- Prep Work
All drywall and trim to be painted are scrutinized to determine what is to be repaired, re-caulked, sanded, cleaned, etc. Once the preparation work is completed, newly skim coated areas are spot primed prior to paint applications. (new drywall and trim, as in new construction, requires a complete prime coat on all surfaces, some point-up, as well as caulking and filling holes on all new trim.)
Paint being rolled on is applied methodically moving from one direction to the other typically in a top-to-bottom, vertical fashion to insure evenness of paint finishes, especially for eggshell or shinier finishes. Paint being brushed or “edged-in” is applied judiciously and feathered out to minimize brush strokes. Edging by hand with a brush is the real skill area for painters. The best painters DO NOT use the “blue tape” to create lines. They use a brush and do it by hand. Tape should only be used to protect surfaces from roller splatter or to create things such as stripes on walls.
- Clean Up
Once the painting portion is complete, our painters will clean up the work area removing dirt, debris, drywall dust, etc. from counter tops and floors. No project is complete until its completely cleaned!