About Prime Coats

What kind of prep work will be done?
The quality of the prep work is the best indicator of a job well done. In fact, 80% of the quality of a job is determined by the prep work. The best paint in the world won't stick to a shabby prep job. Since 1999, We have been painting older homes. We know the value of some elbow grease and a scraper, and there is no quick shortcut. Before we even start the prep work, We will perform a lead test if there is any suspicion of lead presence to ensure your family remains safe during the job. To start the prepping process though your home will be washed (pressure washed outside, scrubbed on inside), and any existing mildew will be removed with a TSP (Tri-Sodium Phosphate) solution. This will happen about a week before any prep work is started to ensure everything is dry by the time we paint, from then on we do the job in consecutive business days whenever possible. The prep work is the very time consuming part of any paint job. We will scrape off lose and peeling paint, and sand the line left to smooth it out (this will never be perfect on a repainted house, but will make the transition from where the old paint still is to where there is bare wood smoother). All bare wood that was exposed due to the prep work will be primed. Any major cracks in the wood or gaps between boards will be caulked or filled to keep out the moisture during our wet winters, and anywhere there is glazing missing from your windows will be re-glazed. 
When the lead test is performed, if lead is present, then the house can still be scraped but not sanded, as well as additional precautions to collect paint chips. Upon completions, the job site will be vacuumed with a HEPA filter.