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Interior Paint Preparation CTFor interior paint and exterior paint projects, our professional painters provide full site preparation services in Avon CT, Berlin CT, Farmington CT, Glastonbury CT, Meriden CT, Rocky Hill CT, Simsbury CT, West Hartford CT and Windsor CT.

Site preparation is the first step in a successful project. Whether we’re working inside or outside of your home, we’ll take pains to ensure that your property is well-maintained and that the only evidence of our having been there is a beautifully painted area.

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Our Interior Paint preparation includes:

  • Interior Painting Prep Professional Painters All heavy furniture will be moved by the contractor to the middle of the room and covered with new plastics. The homeowner is responsible for removing all small items and breakables.
  • All floors will be protected with clean rubber-backed canvas and/or professionally used dropcloths.
  • All switch plates are removed prior to painting (painted if owner requests) and put back in place after painting is completed.
  • All drywall and/or plaster repairs are made, including all reasonably unsightly imperfections. This includes nail pops and loose plaster. Loose corner beads will be secured and skimmed and any picture-hanging holes or curtain-rod holes filled at owners request. These patches will sometimes require two to three coats of joint compound, then allowed to dry. Compound is then sanded and primed before any finish is applied.
  • All woodwork is sanded and checked for imperfections, which if large enough will be sealed with wood filler, then sanded and primed before any finish is applied.
  • All caulking of any cracks, where wood meets wood or painted wood meets drywall, will be done using acrylic latex caulking, which comes with a manufacturer’s warranty of not less that 40 years.
  • Only top-line paints will be applied. Sheens (flat, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss or high gloss) will be discussed with the homeowner and listed on the work detail.
  • Wallpaper projects receive the best-quality wall size/sealer to promote adhesion and ensure that it’s easily stripped in the future.
  • Pre-pasted paper is installed using a paste activator adhesive, not by dipping in water, to ensure better adhesion and seam appearance.
  • We remove/renovate existing wallcovering and paint or re-paper.
  • We will vacuum the work area and place all furniture in its original position.
  • We guarantee your satisfaction for all of our two-coat work.

Our Exterior Paint preparation includes:

  • Exterior Paint Prep - Pro PaintersWe will thoroughly clean all surfaces to remove dirt and mildew before painting.
  • We will remove all loose paint, caulking and glazing.
  • We use acrylic latex caulk, which has a manufacturer’s warranty of not less than 40 years, to coat and siliconize all gapped or failed caulking. Glazing will also be replaced, if necessary.
  • We cover driveways, walkways, shrubbery — all areas for preparation or painting — when doing the job.
  • We will spot-prime bare wood where loose paint has been removed before any finish is applied, unless Sherwin Williams Duration, which is self-priming, is specified.
  • We sand and check woodwork for imperfections, which if large enough will be sealed with wood filler, then sanded and primed before any finish is applied.
  • We generally remove vertical drainpipes (downspouts), but don’t remove horizontal gutter systems. The gutters themselves can be painted.
  • We will clean work areas to your satisfaction when work is completed.
  • We guarantee your satisfaction for all of our two-coat work.