Paint FAQ

Step 1: Proper Preparation

Preparation Is The Key To Excellent Results

Create a Workspace: Remove items from the project area such as rugs and furniture.

TIP: If removal of furniture is not possible, then place items in the enter of the room and protect with plastic sheeting.

Remove What You Can: Remove items such as outlet covers, door-Knobs, Pictures, hooks and nails.

Protect What's Left: Cover floors and any items not removed(light fixtures, hinges, etc.,) with protective coverings (drop cloths, plastic sheeting, masking paper, painters tape, etc.,)

Repair Imperfections

Cracks and peeling paint

  • Scrape or sand the imperfection.

  • Apply the patching material to the affected area.

  • Sand the finished area, blending evenly with the surface.

Gaps and seams

  • Remove any dust and debris.

  • Apply caulking into the gap or seam.

  • Allow to dry.

Small holes

  • Apply the patching material to the affected area.

  • Sand the finished area, blending evenly with the surface.

Sanding

Scuff sand all glossy surfaces to provide proper adhesion.
Remove any dust with a lightly water-damped rag.

Cleaning the project surface

Apply a cleaning solution with a sponge onto a lightly water-dampened surface. Rinse and allow to dry.

Mildew Cleaning

Mix 1 part TSP Cleaner to 3- parts water. Apply the solution with a sponge onto a lightly water-dampened surface. Rinse and allow to dry.

Step 2: Applying Primer and Paint

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Suggested Areas to Prime

Prime all uncoated surfaces, Patched and repaired areas, stained areas and over existing oil-based paint. Be sure to apply a tinted Primer when making a dramatic color change.

Paint Room Surfaces in this Order:

1. Ceilings
2. Walls
3. Windows
4. Doors
5. Trim*
6. Floors

*Includes baseboard, door trim and window trim.

TIP: Use high quality nylon-polyester brushes for latex finishes.

Painting Walls, Ceilings And Floors

Wall Techniques

➤ Starting in the top corner of the project area, cut in 3-4 inch wide area around the perimeter with a brush.

TIP: Smooth out the cut-in area by lightly brushing the tip of the bristles over the new painted area, to create a featherered edge.

➤Place a loaded roller approximately 3-4 inches away from the area you've just cut-in.

➤Working a 3x3 area, roll a "W" onto the surface. This will help to place an even distribution of paint onto the wall.

➤Continue rolling from the top edge of the surface to the bottom.

➤Using the "W" technique, repeat until the wall is completely covered.

Ceilings and floors can be also be painted using the instruction above.

Painting Trim Areas

Trim Techniques

Starting at a corner, brush the paint onto the trim area.
➤ Re-load the brush approximately every 4-6 inches. Repeat steps until all the trim area is complete.

Cleaning Tools

➤ For water based products: Cleaning with soap and water. For oil-based products: Clean with mineral sprits.

Project Area

➤ Carefully remove all protective coverings from the project area. Re-attach items such as door knobs ans Switch plates.

Storing Leftover Product

➤ Clean the outside edge/interior trim of the paint can are replace lid. Store leftover products in a dry location, avoiding extreme temperatures