Painting Supplies Bennington VT
Different Strokes Pts & Dec 02
219 Benmont Ave
Curtis Lumber Co. Inc. 02
4915 Rte 7
Hoosick Falls, NY
Ww Building Supply 01
5700 Rte 100
Vermont Paint Co Inc. 03
17 Adams Dr
Sherwin Williams Paint Retailer
214 Northside Dr Ste 8
Sunday-10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday-7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday-7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday-7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday-7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday-7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday-8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
200 Main St
41 Union St
North Adams, MA
16 Mason Dr
Jerihill Home Center
249 Route 15
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| Paint preparation basics By: M. Letters, C. Hawkins |
ARE YOU SICK OF looking at the dingy, lifeless color of your living room wall, or at that siding where your paint is chipping? Do-it-yourself paint jobs aren't as trying as one might think, though they do require a little effort.
Former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Roger Staubach said, "Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation". When it comes to painting houses this is especially true as well.
As is true in most jobs, the preparation efforts have a major bearing on the final product. Therefore we suggest paying close attention to our recommended products and methods in order to insure you the best final results. Before you even start moving and covering the furniture, go through this basic painting preparation checklist and its steps.
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Most people understand why a drop-sheet is necessary for painting, but why during the prep?
Often times during the prep phase you will be using products such as sandpaper and scrapers, which produce millions of pieces of debris. The best way to insure that your flower beds do not end up with thousands, dare I say millions of paint chips in them is to cover them.
Drop-sheets for your interior are just as important if you plan on using caulking and spackling. Caulking and spackling presses into carpeting easier than it comes out, so be sure to cover your floor.
If you do not plan on entering the painting profession we recommend using painters' plastic rather than professional-grade drop-sheets. It is available at most hardware stores and is inexpensive and easy to dispose of at the end of each day, or the job.
Painters' plastic also comes in easy to manage weights and lengths. You can usually pick up enough plastic to cover 3,000 square feet for about $20, whereas professional painter drop-sheets will run you hundreds of dollars.
Sandpaper, scraper, wire brush, spackling compound and a putty knife
Here is where the real work comes in. The time and effort you put into this phase will definitely determine the final outcome of your painting efforts and the longevity of them.
Sanding, scraping and wire brushing are generally exterior methods for removing the peeling paint that you are sick of looking at. You can also rent yourself a power washer at the local tool rental yard if you want to expedite the process.
Power washers are good for removing peeling paint and knocking down all the dust and cobwebs off your house. After power washing, sand the edges where the paint peeled away and left bare siding. Scrape out all the soft wood areas in your siding and then clean them before applying spackle, wood Bondo or caulking. You can also use an exterior caulking (not silicone), which can be painted to spruce up your cracked glazing around any of your single-pane windows. Caulking also works well for filling in staple and pinholes on your interior walls.
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