How Important is Surface Preparation?

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When you get excited about refreshing your home exterior or office interior with a new coat of paint, it can be tempting to hire a painter who promises the job will be done quickly and for the most affordable price.

But if your painting project (and your project estimate) don’t include thorough surface preparation services, you’re setting yourself up for failure.

Simply painting over a surface may make it look better sooner, but it doesn’t take the integrity of the surface itself into account. You need to go deeper.

What Could Happen Without Surface Prep?

Neglecting surface prep could lead to a whole host of problems in both interior and exterior rooms, depending on environmental factors and the materials of the underlying surface.

  • Poor Adhesion: If paint doesn’t have a smooth, high-quality surface to stick to, it won’t last nearly as long. Painters use scraping, apply primer, and remove older, damaged paint as a part of exterior and interior surface prep so your paint adheres seamlessly and looks the best it can from the start.
  • Mold Damage: Discovering mold damage after it’s already compromised your home is a nightmare in lost time, lost money, repainting, and going back and forth with your insurance company. Be sure any painters you hire are taking the time to inspect and clean your surfaces through exterior surface prep services like pressure washing. Doing whatever you can to avoid mold intrusion is always a wise choice.
  • Degraded Paint: A dirty surface can degrade the paint and impact the quality of the paint color and overall finish. Cleaning the surface thoroughly with pressure washing and other techniques means that your paint won’t be compromised and your rooms or exterior will live up to your expectations for beauty and style.
  • Structural Damage: The nature of quality surface prep work means that your painting team gets down to the surface itself to inspect it for weak spots and repair any damages. Skipping this critical phase means you may have structural damage hiding under your painted surface that will only get worse when left unaddressed over time.

Why deal with all of these headaches when you can take a proactive approach to protecting your home or business?

Include Surface Prep in Every Project

When hiring a home painter or commercial painting company for your business, part of doing your due diligence includes knowing how thorough their surface preparation process is.

Think of it as an investment in your home or business. Paying more on the front end for more complete surface prep means far fewer unpleasant surprises and do-overs later on.

Nash Painting teams insist on in-depth surface preparation for every painting project, and those services are included in your project estimate. We will never rush to get a job done only to compromise on quality.

We have unique surface prep techniques for interior and exterior surfaces so you can be confident your paint will adhere properly.

We understand the unique surface prep needs of specialized surfaces like metal, masonry, concrete, and wood. Plus we can prep textured surfaces or walls that have had wallpaper removed without leaving any imperfections behind.

When you get a painting estimate from Nash Painting, you know that it includes thorough preparation of every surface you plan to paint. Don’t lose any sleep wondering if your painter cut corners. Hire the trusted professionals at Nash Painting today.