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Our Sanding Prep-Work: Ensuring Your Fresh Coat of Paint Lasts

It can cost anywhere between $2k and $7k to get your home repainted, depending on the size of the house and the company you work with. When you hire someone, you will want to know what goes on before they start working so that you can prepare. So, what does a professional painting company do to prep your house for a fresh coat of paint?

The first step in exterior house painting is the sanding process. Below, we’ll explain what the sanding process at Rutgers Painting entails and why we perform each step.

Why is Sanding Important?

Sanding the exterior walls of your home prior to painting is crucial to cultivating a more adhesive area for the paint to stick. Sanding also makes the paint look and feel smoother, and imperfections are less likely to show over a long period of time.

Our Sanding Prep Work

Protect the Home

The main concern for any professional painter is that they protect your home throughout the entire process. The dust that comes from sanding can enter the home and either cause a mess or irritate your breathing if the location is not prepared. For this reason, we will lay tarps outside of your home and on any surface that the dust might affect.

Secure the Protective Tarp

We will use secure tape to ensure that any tarp does not move. It should not become unsecured during the process, and you will not need to worry about your garden’s decorations.

Cover the Windows

Despite this being an exterior painting process, we know dust can either coat or enter the windows. For this reason, we also cover the windows with our tarp.

You do not need to worry about dust getting on your furniture inside the house or entering a bedroom where it might cause concern.

Sand with Care

At Rutgers Painting, our team has a lot of care when tarping areas during sanding prep work. If anything falls during the sanding process or dust ends up in the vicinity we take care of it for you. There is no need to worry about a lengthy clean-up process on your end.

How Long Should This Last?

The home in the photo above is around 80 years old. We have a great deal of respect for buildings and give them the care that they are due. The paint we use at Rutgers Painting will keep this home protected from the elements and last upwards of ten years!

Key Takeaways:

  • Sanding the exterior walls of your home before painting is crucial to cultivating a more adhesive area for the paint to stick.
  • At Rutgers Painting, we will lay tarps outside your home and on any surface that the dust might affect before sanding.

Get a Fresh Coat of Paint Today

Our people are ready to talk to you about your home and how our painting services can help you. We can also discuss our painting process and resolve any concerns you may have. So, pick up the phone and give us a call to get started today!

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