You add one coat of paint to your walls with the intention of fixing them up. The problem is, you’ve made it worse. Now you see all of the imperfections in the wall. You see the small holes, tiny cracks and flakes of old paint peeking through the new layer. Paint can’t adhere to unprepared surfaces. Without the proper prep work, your paint will flake, bubble and peel away.
Do You Have Failing Paint?
If you didn’t prep work will usually see the paint job begin to fail quickly. First, it may not look good from the start. Some people find it looks worse than what they started with. Next, you’ll begin to see it flake or bubble just as quickly. Bubbly and cracked paint isn’t appealing. It looks messy and unprofessional. The finish won’t last long if it adheres to your walls at all. This makes the whole job a waste of money. It is why you need to prep.
What Is Prep Work?
A professional painting company can help talk you through the steps of proper prep work. If you hire someone to help create a long lasting paint job, this is what he or she will often do for you:
- Wash surfaces to remove the grime
- Sand and scrape the areas that have failing paint
- Patch up any holes or cracks
- Protect the other areas that don’t need a new paintjob
Once they have prepped the inside of your building, it’s time to work on the paint job itself. Specialists will prime the surface before applying the finish. This part is crucial. Without a primer, your paint job won’t last long.
When it comes to interior paint jobs, you need a professional to make sure that you get the job done right. Otherwise, you could end up spending too much money on repairs. For help with your next paint job, contact Precision Painting & Decorating by calling 630-445-0340 today!