The Importance of Exterior Paint Prep from Platinum Painting in Kalamazoo

Proper preparation of your outside surfaces, or substrate, is essential to ensuring a successful, high-quality exterior painting project. Before you begin painting you need to make sure the surface is completely free of grease, dirt, dust, or other debris. In this post, we will discuss the importance of proper surface preparation before you begin your exterior painting project.

Before you begin painting, you need to make sure you have your scraping and sanding tools ready. You will use them to sand and scrape away loose paint that’s flaking off the surface in order to ensure that the new paint will properly adhere to the surface. Besides scraping and sanding away paint, you also want to make sure the surface is free of dirt, grease, and other grime. Power washing is an excellent way of washing away grime that could result in a bad finish for your exterior paint.

While you’re sanding and cleaning, you should also be looking out for any rotting wood. If you find any, you should not just paint over it. You should replace it with healthy wood before you begin painting. Besides the rotted wood not looking as good, it also leaves your home susceptible to pest infestations.

If you’re in need of exterior painting in Kalamazoo, do not hesitate to contact the professionals at Platinum Painting Services. We have the experience and equipment necessary to keep your home’s paint looking great for many years.

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