Did you know that on average a professional painter will charge up to $60 per hour to paint your workplace?
Considering that your workplace may consist of multiple offices and workshops this can add up to a hefty bill!
How can you get the most out of your industrial painting project? The key is in the painting preparation stage. This can ensure that your paint job lasts for a long time and looks great.
What is involved in the preparation stage? Why not read on to find out more?
When you start your exterior painting preparation, it is important that you consider the location you will be painting. The following questions can help you do this.
- Is the location indoors or outdoors?
- Is it exposed to extreme temperature changes?
- Is the surface new or is there existing material that I will need to remove?
- Will I be preparing wood for painting or concrete?
After you have found the answers to these questions, you’ll be able to buy the correct materials for the job.
Remove Existing Paint
If you are painting over painted walls, you will need to do some work to remove loose or old paintwork.
There are all kinds of methods to do this including infrared paint stripping technology, chemicals, or even a simple wire brush.
Now that you have brought the wall back to its base level by removing existing materials, you will see what condition it is in. You may need to fill some holes or dents that will affect the final finish.
This is especially important when preparing concrete for paint, as it is harder to address these issues later. If you do apply any filling materials, ensure that you allow them to dry before you move to the next step.
Sand and Clean Thoroughly
Sanding walls before painting will make painting your walls much easier and add longevity to your paint job. It will also make it look better as you will remove any bumps or other imperfections that are sticking out.
Before you add your paint to any surfaces it is good to cover it with primer. This will mask any color differences in the wall and help you to create a more uniform finish.
After this, you are ready to apply your paint and benefit from it for years to come thanks to your thorough preparation work.
Why Painting Preparation Is Important and Much More
If you are embarking on an industrial painting project, you need to ensure that you get the best return on your investment. This means that the paint should look good, protect the wall and last as long as possible.
By applying these points related to painting preparation, you can ensure that your paintwork has the best foundation and chance of success.
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