Surface Preparation 

General Interior Surface Prep

General Interior Surface Prep »

It is very important that you properly prepare any interior surface that you want to paint.  This will help ensure that the finished paint job will look smooth and uniform, and last a long time.

General Exterior Surface Prep

General Exterior Surface Prep »

Exterior surfaces can require special attention to surface preparation.  By taking time to adequately prepare the exterior surface, you will be rewarded with a durable paint job that will last for years.

Interior Surface prep by substrate

Interior Surface Prep by Substrate »

Our easy-to-use interior substrate listing allows you to find the specific surface prep recommendations for aluminum to sheet rock and everything in between.

Exterior Surf Prep By Substrate 

Exterior Surface Prep by Substrate »

Our easy-to-use exterior substrate listing allows you to find the specific surface prep recommendations for brick to vinyl siding and everything in between.

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