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Step 4: Priming & Painting

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Prepare the area

  • Move furniture out of the room or into the center.
  • Cover furniture and floors with tarps or drop clothes.
  • Mask surfaces not to be painted with painter's masking tape. Be sure to use this special tape, as other tapes may remove paint or leave an adhesive residue.

Use Top Quality Tools

When you use quality tools, your job takes less time, looks better and lasts longer. By paying a little more up-front, you’ll save time and money in the long-run!

Understand the value and benefits of each type of applicator

Brushes
Rollers
Paint Pads
Sprayers

Priming

What does a primer do?
A primer helps the new coat go on easier, look better and last longer. It ensures a more uniform look.

As a general rule, any previously unpainted or unstained surface should be primed. Also, if the surface is very porous, or is uneven in porosity, a primer is recommended. You may even want to use a primer over a sound painted surface to ensure better adhesion and uniformity of the new coat.

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Painting

When doing exterior or interior painting, one of the most important decisions is the quality of paint to be used. According to the Paint Quality Institute, a leading authority on paint performance, TOP QUALITY paints are designed to produce the best-looking and longest-lasting results. And even though quality paints may cost a little more, they can last more than twice as long as ordinary paints — so they are really more economical in the long run.

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