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Preparing Walls for Painting

Check out the video below for great tips on Preparing Walls For Painting.
Description of tools and supplies needed for the best surface preparation prior to painting walls.

Great Money Saving Homeowner Tips are presented by The Painting Information Network. Most of the costly failures we have observed can be minimized or eliminated by using proven solutions and procedures outlined here:

The PaintSource Guide to Painting and Finishing New Homes.

Drywall Preparation and Finishing 1. Drywall finish problems leading to unacceptable paint finishes, and Nail-pops leading to inconvenient and generally unacceptable repairs for the builder and new homeowner.
Hardwood Floors 2. Coordination and sequencing of Floor finishes and Wall finishes, leading to damage to walls by floor finishers, or damage to floors by painters. More on wood floors.
Exterior Wood Trim / Doors 3. Exterior Paint Failures resulting from the use of finger-jointed and / or Pre-Primed exterior wood siding, windows, and trim. See Video
Decks 4. Failure of inferior Deck Coatings, and improper preparation of new wood leading to subsequent cupping, splitting, and warping of treated decking material.
Oil Based or Acrylic? 5. Use of Oil-based Paint on exterior wood leading to a brittle and non-breathable paint film that will crack and trap moisture; resulting in costly repaint, and wood deterioration or rot. See video
Color Problems 6. Failure to maintain a constant temperature during paint application, or painting in low temperature leading to inability to match color when Touchup Paint is applied at higher or normal temperature leading to problems for the painter, builder, and new homeowner. More...
Exterior Wood Stains / Finishes 7. The use of Marine Spar Varnish and other Polyurethanes on wooden entryways and doors leading to moisture entrapment, brittle film cracking, and guaranteed coating failure on exterior wood surfaces.
Caulking 8. Moisture damage to a variety of surfaces and substrates resulting from the common use of inferior or incorrect Caulking Products, or the "one caulk does it all" approach. See Video
Fiberglass Doors 9. Unsatisfactory results and coating failure when staining and protecting Fiberglass Doors.
Mildew Resistant Paint
for Kitchen / Bath

10. Improper preparation, and incorrect coating and caulking selection for Bathroom Walls. We see excellent performance from Perma-White Mildew Resistant Paint.

Our systematic approach encompasses all aspects of new home painting and starts before the framing is completed. We have observed and tested these proven procedures to reduce callbacks, and to provide a better quality and lower maintenance home for builders and their clients.

For more information on any of these topics contact paint_tech@paintsource.net.

Newer acrylic paints available represent great progress in the technology for wall paints in the last few years. Aura from Benjamin Moore represents the "cream of the crop" among wall paints available anywhere. We get ultimate coverage and washability from this premium line of paint.

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