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How To Paint A House, Part 2: Make Sure Your Paint Company Does This Correctly Before Doing ANY Painting

As mentioned in Part 1 of our “How To Paint A House” series, finding the right painting company in Plano or anywhere else in Collin County can be a challenge, depending on your particular project.

In that post we mention weighing a company’s experience, the attention to detail of their estimates as well as their online reviews in determining the best house painting company.

Now that you’ve done your homework and found the right paint company for your house painting project, there’s one important thing they need to do before doing ANY painting:

Surface Preparation.

What Is Surface Preparation?

Surface preparation is the secret to any flawlessly painted house you’ve ever encountered. Surface preparation includes any of the following items to ensure that your paint project not only looks fantastic and is long-lasting, but also saves time throughout the project:

  • Removing All Loose Dust, Dirt and other Debris Including Scraping Old Paint
  • Washing All Surfaces
  • Filling In Holes & Gouges If Necessary
  • Sand any rough surfaces as needed
  • Remove All Wall Furnishings, faceplates, hanging baskets, flags, paintings as needed.
  • Application of paper & painter’s tape to protect non-painted surfaces.
  • Priming of new or bare wood as needed

This list isn’t meant to be all-inclusive, but as you can tell, there’s a lot of work that goes into surface preparation.

Why Is Surface Preparation Important?

The importance of surface preparation, we feel, can’t be overstated. Paint won’t stick to dusty, dirty surfaces and will eventually fall off if applied to old, peeling paint. If the time isn’t put into surface preparation, odds are you’ll be repainting more than you would normally need to if the surface was properly prepped.

Also, holes and rough areas will definitely stand out with a fresh coat of paint so taking the time to patch in these bits are important as well.

Proper Paint Companies Are Surface Preparation Perfectionists

As with anything we do here at Texas Painting & Gutters, we take surface preparation to the next level. We stand by our work, 100% and we know and understand the value of a properly prepared surface for any house painting project.

That’s why our clients love us and you will too!

Jeff Hahs
Jeff Hahs
With over 17 years of local painting and gutter experience in Collin County, Jeff enjoys offering his expert tips, tricks and news via the Texas Painting and Gutters blog. Stop by regularly for updates and thanks for reading!

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