Painter Training: Interior Collection
Surface Preparation: Washing
Season 2, Episode 1 • 6m 17s
Good surface preparation begins with good cleaning. Why? Because we don’t paint over dirt. As a matter of fact, a properly cleaned surface is free of dust, grease, dirt, oil, nicotine, furniture polish, tape, adhesive, scuff marks, mildew, hairspray, soap scum, detergents, residual cleaning agents and soot from candles or fire. Let’s take a look…
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