Preparing every project accordingly is imperative to receiving optimum painting results. Here at Auburn Valley Painting we believe in following a set of critical preparation techniques to get your project looking at its best. Maximum results are best obtained through proper care and process which is why we follow a specific procedure.

Exterior Painting

Step 1: Pressure Washing

The first step of achieving superior results starts with removing all dirt and mildew from the surface. If not properly removed, dirt and grim will potentially be visible after paint is applied. Only environmentally products are used during this process if used at all. After the surface is thoroughly cleaned the house will then be ready for the preparation process.

Step 2: Scraping

Once the surface has completely dried of any residual moisture, removing loose paint chips will be a fundamental step to ensuring a clean and smooth surface for premium paint application. Most projects don’t require scraping, however in certain incidents, scraping is a must.

Step 3: Caulk

After all loose and flaky paint chips are removed, sealing any gaps around doors and windows will be vital to protecting your home or building from any potential leaks or wood damage as well as making for sharp clean edges.

Step 4: Masking

Protecting spaces surrounding the surface to be painted is the final step before paint/primer application. Proper coverage of any windows, doors, plants, decks, driveways and other exposed areas will prevent any unwanted overspray. Plastic and paper are used to protect all unwanted painting surfaces and are to be removed immediately after paint application.

Step 5: Prime and Paint

In some cases priming may be necessary for maximum paint adhesion, however in many cases priming is not always required. If so, a coat of primer will be applied to the surface and allowed to dry over the course of several hours/days depending on the weather and elements. Once primer has fully dried, paint will be sprayed over the primed areas and allowed to dry. During the summer months paint may only take 2-4 hours to dry. On warmer days painting will commence on the shaded areas first therefore no lines will appear due to rapid drying.

Step 6: Trim

Coating the trim may be one of the most essential pieces to the puzzle. Showcasing your property is what we aim to do. Therefore by applying 2 coats of paint to your trim ensures quality coverage and a magnificent appearance.

Step 7: Clean-up & Walk through

No job is complete until the workspace is cleared of any trash or debris. Once all trash and debris are removed, a final walk through with you will be conducted to assure all work has met your satisfaction standard.

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Interior Painting

Step 1: Patch, Sand and Texture

Any good interior painting service starts with a wall replenishing factor. Patching and repairing any damage to pre-existing walls is essential to providing premium painting results. In order for walls to portray a new condition, the walls must be patched, sanded, and textured to match pre-existing specs.

Step 2: Primer and Painting

In certain instances priming may be required, however may not always be necessary as well. Priming may be required in areas that have been exposed to high traffic or high grease areas such as kitchens. Once the painting process is complete, pull back any tape/masking and toss away any residual debris. Once that is complete any minor touch ups will be applied and ready for inspection.