Today I wanted to showcase a basement development job and the process of painting it. The first step once the drywall is up, taped, and sanded is rolling our drywall primer on and cutting all the corners. Sometimes we will spray and backroll the primer, however on the smaller jobs it is quicker and easier to roll it out. Once it is primed our job is done until the trim and doors are installed.
It's best to come spray out the trim and doors when there is no floor in but on this particular job they were installed at the same time. We used 3 foot wide contsruction paper to cover up the entire floor.
Once we have caulked and filled the trim, set up the doors, taped off windows and hinges we will spray our first coat. When that is dry we will check for any caulking/filling misses, sand everything and spray our final coat of latex.
The next step will be to finish the ceilings. You always want to organize your job site so you're moving in a direction that makes the work continuous and not moving backwards. That's why it's best to do all the spraying first so there is a minimal amount of prep work. We will cover up all the doors and windows with poly plastic and the baseboards with paper. When we spray out ceilings we use the technique of cross hatching. We will spray one direction and as soon as that's done we will spray the other direction while the first is still wet. This way you will have the most even finish and the least amount of flashing. Here is a quick video showing how it is done.
Please check out our ceiling painters for a quote if your are looking to have this done.
Once the ceiling is dry and the doors are hung we can get started on the walls. We love frog tape as it will leave you with the most crisp lines. Take your time on this step as prep is the most important step. We will also poll sand the walls and look them over with a trouble light for any dents or damage. Once the patches are dry and sanded we can cut and roll our first coat.
Once the first coat is dry we will sand once more, check for any deficiencies and cut and roll our final coat. Then all we have left is to pull the tape. Get that paper off the floor, vacuum, and leave a clean site for our customer.
Thats it. Easy as pie. Thanks for taking a look at this project and if this is something you're interested in having done in your home please contact our Calgary residential painters for a free quote!