To get a good finish, needs good preparation. This is often 75% of the work in painting a wall around your home.
If you don’t scrub the existing surfaces with a sugar soap solution to remove surface oils, the paint will most likely flake off in a few years.
Filling any cracks and holes typically needs to be done in progessive layers to ensure a smooth finish. Then a final brief sanding with fine grit paper as required, depending on the filler used.
This side of the trades I learn’t a lot from my step-uncle, who’d been a full-time painter and decorator for about 15 years. Of course I was glad to learn from him too.
- Interior house painting and decorating
- Exterior house painting
- Fence painting
- Bathroom and kitchen painting
- Colour matching and feature walls
- Wallpaper stripping
- Window frame painting
- Surface preparation / plastering