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WHY IS SURFACE PREPARATION SO IMPORTANT BEFORE PAINTING

There are several reasons why you need to prepare the surface before you paint it. If you put paint straight on, then you’re not going to get the result that you were hoping for.

These are the benefits:

1. Checks for cracks and irregularities:

Regardless of what you’re painting, cracks are going to ruin the effect of the paint. You want a smooth, even finish, so the worst thing would be to have cracks in the surface after you painted it.

In some cases, a crack will show that there’s a structural issue. You’ll need to fill in these cracks before you can start painting.