1. Drop Cloth|
Prevents paint splattering on items which cannot be removed. A heavy canvas cloth works well. Can be folded to fit any room size. Make sure you tape down all corners.
2. Masking and Taping
Masking or taping is necessary to prevent paint from getting onto surfaces that does not need to be painted during the course of the project.
3. Scrapping and Sanding
Loose paint is removed by scrapping and the remaining paint is sanded to eliminate rough edges.
Caulk is applied to fill in the small gap between the wall and the trim. It can also be used to fill cracks.
Uneven walls, small holes and shallow damage will be filled with joint compound.
6. Drywall Repair
Holes larger than 8 inches will be patched with a piece of drywall. The area receiving the patch will need to have the edges made neat and clean to prepare for the installation of the wallboard patch.
7. Primer Coating
Primer is necessary when painting any kind of porous materials, such as concrete. Priming is also mandatory if painted material is not water resistant and will be exposed to moisture. Priming is also advisable if the surface is dirty and for some reasons cannot be cleaned, or, when painting light colors over existing dark colors. Primer and paint form a chemical reaction that allows the paint to adhere much better than if paint was used alone.
8. Finish Coat (Paint)
Applying finish coat or paint can be done by spray, roller or brush. Make sure to use high quality paint.