Painting preparation


Painting Preparation,

When it comes to painting and decorating, whether it is interior or exterior painting, painting wood or walls, painting ceilings, door restoration or hand painting kitchens; a good finish is determined by how much preparation one puts in when starting the paint job. What is proper preparation? Generally painting preparation involves making sure the surface one is about to paint is good for painting (sounds obvious). Meaning the surface should be clean, dry, dust free, sanded smooth. Sometimes you may have to remove old loose or bubbling paint. When this is done and a first coat or undercoat is applied, it is then easier to see; on a uniform surface, what other preparation may be needed, by way of filling cracks and holes, and caulking. Then when the surface gets a second coat or touch up, we can see if it is ready of a finish coat. Another light rub with some emery paper across the surface and a quick wipe with a cloth, will ensure any dust particles that may have stuck to the walls or woodwork will be removed before finial coat. With that, you have a properly prepared and painted surface you can be proud of. Here are some examples of our work house painting in Dublin. For more examples of our work please see the rest of our website.

A stripped hand rail and staircase ready for restoration and re painting.

Fully restored hand rail and staircase in period home.

A shutter we restored

A window we restored - before