Interior painting may seem simple – tarp the area, use masking tape, apply paint, and let it dry. Right? Wrong. For a professional-looking, long-lasting paint result, complete wall preparation and caulking must be completed. This is a step most homeowners skip because it is time-consuming and requires more painting skill, knowledge, and experience than most homeowners have. The problem is, without wall preparation prior to painting, your paint may end up blistering, flaking, or peeling. Hiring a professional interior painter will not only save you time and ease your labor, but a good one will completely prepare all of the walls and caulk where necessary to ensure a spectacular final result.
Applying new paint to damaged surfaces may look slightly better than before, but those flaws will often be more noticeable and your paint may not last as long as it would if proper preparation took place. Things like gouges, nail holes, or other wall surface imperfections must be repaired properly. This may be as simple as filling those nail holes and washing wall surfaces or more challenging like sanding and refinishing surfaces to ensure the paint adheres properly and looks great when it dries.
High-quality professional wall preparation and caulking before painting should include the removal of old caulk and the application of new caulk prior to painting. Caulk helps conceal cracks or joints and prevents moisture from getting into areas it shouldn’t. Many people think it would just be easier to apply caulk after painting but it should be applied before to ensure your paint can be applied in clean, smooth lines for a more professional-looking end result.
Although it is tempting to skip wall preparation and caulking before painting, it is not a good idea. Without such preparation, the signs of your lack of preparation will begin to show quickly and will only get worse over time. Hire a professional painter that knows what they are doing and prioritizes wall preparation and caulking as part of their interior painting services.
The Ablaze Design Group revamped our kitchen and did an amazing job. It is now, finally, our dream kitchen. They took time and care with every step of the process. There were no gaps in days – they came everyday until the job was done. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome or the people who work at ABL!
I love working with Ablaze Design Group! They are very responsive and they are very friendly. I have worked with contractor that was very arrogant, but ABL was very down to earth and was eager to help me get my work done. And I worked with Dina, she very helpful. I am very happy working with ABL.
As a design professional, I know that I can always count on The Ablaze Design Group to provide exceptional customer service, and the highest level quality of work. I give them my highest professional recommendation.
Outstanding work once again. We are in the process of a lot of painting and ABL could not be more helpful and very competitive with their prices. The workers are great, talented and friendly. We have used ABL for 10+ years and no complaints.
Looking for a professional painter look no further. Howard and his team of Jose, Juan and David repainted our kitchen to perfection. From start to finish no issues. Set up – painting and clean up was perfect. Have future projects that we will reach out to ABL for assistance.
The Ablaze Design Group fixed the walls and ceiling in my bedroom, put on new baseboard, painted everything, installed a ceiling fan, fixed the walls in the stairwell and painted it and the hall ceiling. The work was great, the price was fair, they were courteous, accommodating, and they didn’t leave a mess. We are very pleased.
Howard and his team are the best! We needed to update our entry area and dining room, and convert an old iron staircase railing into a modern wooden one. The whole team was easy to work with, started and finished exactly when they said they would, and the result is just beautiful. We are completely satisfied and will hire them again. Many thanks!
From the first visit by the owner through insurance quotes and design iterations to the many phases of our fully gutted kitchen rehab, the experience could not have been better. We love LOVE our new kitchen. The memory of the experience with ABL is a very good one. WOW
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