Painting Preparation

Michigan Pure Painting Preparation

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Exterior Painting Preparation

Michigan Pure‘s attention to the details from beginning to end is what can separate us from other painting contractors. Our customers have a consistent testimony that describes our knowledge, attention to detail and quality of service. This begins with the preparation process.

  • Full power wash of the surface of the home to clean the surface, and remove dirt and cob webs.
  • Caulking of cracks where caulking has failed.
  • Caulking of nail holes where nails have sunk into the siding.
  • Scrape any loose or peeling paint from the exterior.
  • Sand and prime areas that are chipping or peeling.
  • Wood putty large gaps or holes in trim or siding boards.Replacement of rotten or warped boards.
  • Masking off of roof, bricks, windows, etc…
  • Detergent power wash is done to remove mildew, usually found on the north side of the home.

Interior Preparation Process

  • All of the heavy room furniture is moved to the center of the room and covered with plastic drapes.
  • The flooring is covered with paint-proof drop cloths.
  • Other valuables are covered or moved out of the way.
  • Major cracks in ceilings, walls, and trim are filled and caulked if necessary.
  • Walls and ceilings are prepared by patching up any holes or cracks.
  • Any chips or peeling on the trim is sanded and primed before applying any paint.
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Decks & Fences

  • Thorough power wash to clean the surface and open up the pores in the wood.
  • Areas that are oxidized (black) are sanded or wire brushed where necessary.
  • After sanding, the area gets cleaned off again by power wash or a wet rag or towel.