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The Keith Williams
Official Interior Painting Procedure


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A lot more goes into a paint job than just opening a can and slapping paint on the wall. In fact, a great paint job is all about preparation; the actual painting is generally the simple part.

Here's a basic outline of the steps we take to make sure that your paint job is one we can both be proud of.

This is a general outline; your actual procedure may differ slightly depending on the situation or conditions.

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Covering furniture

  1. We move any remaining furniture to the center of the room. Then we lay drop cloths and apply plastic sheeting to protect your floors and furniture.

Sealing the openings

  1. We mask off all entryways and openings to keep dust contained. While we're working, we'll shut off the heat or A/C to prevent it from pulling dust through the rest of the house.

  1. We remove door knobs, switch and socket plates, and any miscellaneous, easily removed hardware prior to painting. Anything that can't be removed reasonably will be masked.

  1. We examine walls and ceilings using halogen lamps to help identify all imperfections so we can repair or spackle them as necessary. We repeat this between each coat.

Spackling the walls

  1. We repair wall and ceiling surface imperfections (nail pops, holes, cracks, etc.) with one or two coats of spackling, depending on severity. For severe stress cracks, we apply fiberglass mesh-tape and feather spackle. Cracked corner beads are drywall taped and spackled; metal corner beads are re-screwed and spackled. We then pole sand the entire surface area to smooth out the spackling and remove any bumps.

  1. We seal water stains, crayon and ink marks, etc. with an oil-based stain sealer to make sure they won't bleed through the finish coat.

  1. We sand all woodwork to smooth rough edges or imperfections. We then caulk the moldings wherever necessary, in places such as baseboards, doorframes, etc. Bare wood is primed accordingly. And we sand and dust all woodwork between each coat to promote better adhesion.

  1. We spot prime spackled areas to prevent the paint from flashing when any type of gloss finish is used. And we spot prime bare wood areas to make sure the finish will adhere properly.

  1. Finally we're ready to paint: We apply the finish coats to walls, ceilings and woodwork. All cut lines between finishes or colors will be sharp and true.

  1. After all work is complete, we'll clean all work areas: Dust, vacuum, damp sponge hardwood floors, and scrape windows. And we'll return the furniture to its original location.

  1. All surplus materials will be sealed or packed up and given to you for future maintenance. We mark each container with the date, color, type of paint, surface and room location for your reference.


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