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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.

Take a look at what our site preparations include for both interior and exterior paint projects:

 

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 professional use dropcloths.
  • All switch plates are removed prior to painting (painted if owner requests) and replaced 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 coating is applied.
  • All woodwork is sanded and checked for imperfections. Imperfections large enough will be corrected with appropriate wood filler, then sanded and primed before any finish coating 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 warranty of not less that 40 years of durability.
  • 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.
  • Prepasted paper is installed using a paste activator adhesive, not by dipping in water, to ensure better adhesion and seam appearance.
  • We are also able to remove/renovate existing wallcovering and paint or repaper.
  • When work is completed, all work areas will be vacuumed and all furniture placed in its original position.
  • All two-coat work always comes with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Our Exterior Paint Preparation includes:

  • Exterior Paint Prep - Pro PaintersAll surfaces to be painted will be thoroughly cleaned to remove any dirt or mildew before painting.
  • All loose paint, caulking and glazing will be removed.
  • All gapped or failed caulking will be overcoated with siliconized acrylic latex caulk that has a manufacturer’s warranty of not less than 40 years. Glazing will also be replaced if necessary.
  • All areas where preparation or painting is taking place will be covered with drop cloths. (ie. driveways, walkways, shrubbery, etc.)
  • All areas where loose paint has been removed to the point of exposing bare wood will be spot-primed with proper primer-sealer before any finish coatings are applied, unless Sherwin Williams Duration, which is self-priming, is specified.
  • All woodwork is sanded and checked for imperfections. Imperfections large enough will be filled with appropriate wood filler, then sanded and primed before any finish coating is applied.
  • Vertical drainpipes (downspouts) are generally removed, but horizontal gutter systems are not. The gutters themselves can be painted.
  • Specified coats, per agreement, will then be applied.
  • When work is completed, all areas will be cleaned to the client’s satisfaction.
  • All two-coat work always comes with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Contact the pro painters at Franklin Painting to schedule an estimate for your next home improvement project today or simply click here to do it online!