every paint job should begin by scrubing everything well.
otherwise the dirt present is entombed in paint and the finished job
doesnt look as good:(
painting is 90% prep work.
plus it forces you to empty the room and clean everything, its amazing
how dirty a home can get
Note he said 'should'. <g>
That's one area where the Marines and squids did things the same. 'If
it's brass, polish it; if it's a floor swab it; if it's not- paint
Had a Gy-sgt who inspected with a chipping hammer. If he felt like
ruining everyone's weekend he'd chip 50 coats of paint off some pipe
in the head-- and require all the paint to be chipped off and the
I always mop with a bucket of ammonia/water before I paint no matter
what room I'm doing, or how old the paint is. Then I rinse it.
Takes an hour or so. Saves a couple days of headaches if something
unknown was on the paint & wouldn't allow the new paint to stick.
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