CONSIDER THE SURFACE
TYPE | PREPARING A GOOD SURFACE
CONSIDER THE SURFACE TYPE
Different surfaces require different
treatments. Bare wood should be sanded and then primed,
while stained wood should be treated with wood bleach.
Surface texture should match the character of a room; for
example, smooth paintwork may not suit an old house.
Brush, prime, and seal with diluted latex paint.
Brush to remove debris, and then coat with masonry
Scrape. Seal with stabilizing solution. Paint with
Although stripping is best, no vinyl can be painted
PREPARING A GOOD SURFACE
A painted surface that is in a good condition usually
requires keying (roughening the surface so that the paint
will adhere) and washing. To key the existing paint, brush
away any dust and wipe with trisodium phosphate (TSP) on a
sponge. This will reveal any cracks that require filling.
If there are no cracks, dry the surface with a lint free
cloth. If you cannot obtain TSP, key the surface with
medium-to-fine grain sandpaper.