Everyone loves to see the transformation that is revealed in a succession of before and after pictures. We’ve all seen the TV shows like, “This Old House”, or the variety of other home makeover shows on cable TV channels, right? Each program is designed to tease you until the very end. That’s where they make the “big reveal”. Unfortunately, I don’t always get to visit the project early to take the “before” pictures.
Well, I have managed to get a few “before” pictures, so that I can contribute to this story. These examples show just how demanding the preparation of a project is prior to painting. It is often the most difficult part of any project. For this first house, we were also faced with the added demands of containing the old, lead paint. This requires added safety precautions for our staff, as well as following the procedures required to ensure that all dust and scrapings are captured and disposed of properly. This adds a lot of work to a job, and is probably not something you want to tackle as a DIY project.
This project was a significantly larger home, but did not have the same lead paint requirements. However, as you can see, the height from the ground was quite a bit greater, so more high, ladder work was necessary. Therefore, the overall preparation work was about equal.
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