Every year, we run into poorly handled jobs – where the previously hired painter did not do much, if any, project preparation (power washing, grinding, sanding) and applied the paint directly to a dirty or a comprised, rusty surface.
Preparation and repair of surfaces BEFORE paint is applied is critical to the paint adhering and the overall longevity. Here are a few examples we’ve seen recently.
In these two staircases, the coating was failing because the previous contractor used low-quality paint.
If your buildings have these issues, be sure that the proposals you get from painting contractors address the restoration of surfaces (in detail) in addition to painting. We recommend you spec the project before calling for a bid … spec service is a service we offer for free. Call us for a free estimate, (630) 384-9562 or contact us online.