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Proper Paint Preparation

Click before you dip. For a quality paint job, the first thing you need to do is consult our collection of tips and advice from the pros.

In Why Pay More for Paint? author Scott Gibson says, “The most expensive paint in the store won’t stick to a poorly prepped surface.” He’s right, of course, and this collection of tips and advice from professional painters will improve your next job.

Don't Skip the Primer
by James Kidd

The Challenges of Painting Kitchens and Baths
by Brian J. Doherty

Painting Walls and Ceilings
by Brian J. Doherty

Painting and Finishing: Preparing the Surfaces
by Michael Dresdner

Painting Solutions
by Frank Sinicrope 

Photo by: Charles Bickford
From Fine Homebuilding198