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Old 02-22-2008, 07:38 PM   #1
 
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Hey great news got my first new construction job today..

2800 sq ft colonial

GC wants ceiling and doors sprayed and everything else brushed and rolled

home not sold yet so basic colors light cream color with white trim

any tips for a newbee doing first new construction paint job

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Try this https://www.painttalk.com/showthread....w+construction
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Hey great news got my first new construction job today..

2800 sq ft colonial

GC wants ceiling and doors sprayed and everything else brushed and rolled

home not sold yet so basic colors light cream color with white trim

any tips for a newbee doing first new construction paint job

thanks in advance
Wow thats a pretty good size job for your first one.

ceilings and closets finish same color same time, spray and backroll, less sanding, this way.

Lets here your plan of attack, and I will tell you what I used to do when i did new work, I have painted hundreds of new homes and have studied it very carefully.
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sand all walls

spray cloets ceiling

light sand walls

prime walls

if trim is up caulk, putty sand trim

prime trim

paint trim

1st coat paint

light sand

2nd coat paint

doors will be sprayed when on site not sure on timing of that house has a heated garage i can use for that

this is a ruff plan still working on details seing a rookie at this part of painting
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I would prime before sanding. If the drywall finishers did their jobs & sanded, you could be risking over sanding when you do it?
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sand all walls

spray cloets ceiling

light sand walls

prime walls

if trim is up caulk, putty sand trim

prime trim

paint trim

1st coat paint

light sand

2nd coat paint

doors will be sprayed when on site not sure on timing of that house has a heated garage i can use for that

this is a ruff plan still working on details seing a rookie at this part of painting
Sounds like you have a good idea going. What i used to do after trying many many systems out their, against the clock, I came up with

1. change all hinges, to dummy hinges so i can spray doors in place. And tape work over cabinets and such.

2. caulk and puttly all raw wood first.

3. Prime everything backrolling ceiling and closets, and putting two coats on closets and ceilings. Closets and ceiling are done all trim is primed and walls are primed. I may switch tips during this process, yes I primed everything with ceiling paint. so the closets are ceiling white, make sure client knows that.

4. Sand walls and trim, check trim and caulk, real good , vacume real good.
5. Spray all doors and frames, and base boards their done now
6. paint all windows. check edges of all doors and frames, especially in the closet.
7. Time to cut and roll the walls, 18 roller a must I use a 3/4 lambskin nap.

now your finshed, expect the other subs to mess your work up , and the builder will want you to fix it for free. Expect to chase the bulder for payment, goodluck.

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