Filling holes, caulking trim edges, sanding rough spots are just a few of many items that need to be completed properly before applying paint to your ceiling, walls and trim. How about sealing up kitchen cabinets with tape and plastic so a fine layer of dust does not make it onto every glass or dish? Putting air filters over HVAC registers so dust does not get circulated up your main level while work is being completed in your basement. Don’t forget about using the correct primer for the myriad of different substrates. Get the preparation wrong and you can see how a project can go south very quickly.
I have seen it a hundred times. A homeowner spending upwards of $60 a gallon for the finish paint for their home, but the painting contractor did not lightly sand the walls prior to applying the finish…your walls look and feel like sand paper. The irony here is that a few minutes of time using a bit of sandpaper would have alleviated the problem from the start. To me, a good paint job consists of a bunch of smaller steps that when added together help create a beautifully finished product. Skipping just one or any number of these and you will be kicking yourself for hiring the wrong painting contractor. Hire Smith Painting and stop kicking yourself!