Surface Preparation Guide

The quality of surface preparation, surface repair on new or previously painted surfaces greatly influence the performance and durability of any applied paint system. Since results of surface preparation and repair are quickly concealed by the first coat of paint, the effects are not usually evident until premature paint failure occurs.

The first step should be a thorough examination of the surface to be painted for peeling and faded paint, dirt, chalking, grease, cracking, knots, bare areas, mildew, rust, nail stains and structural problems. All surfaces, whether painted or unpainted, must be clean, free from shine, sound and dry prior to finishing.