Painting Guide



Painting Process

The process of painting is easily divided into three parts: pre-painting, surface preparation and painting.

Pre-painting work

This includes preparatory work like general cleaning, masking up, positioning drop-sheets, fixing masonry, filling cracks, water proofing, These activities need to be undertaken prior to applying paint to ensure the best possible finish and gain the maximum life for the final paint film.

Surface preparation

This refers to the process of making the surface fit for paint application. For example, if you are painting your interior walls you would need to make them smooth by applying APCO Acrylic Wall Putty or a suitable filler recommended by your local hardware store.


Painting is the final step in the process, it is indeed the most enjoyable and skillful part of the job. A freshly painted room will make a difference to your life. In the following sections we go through the steps to be followed in getting the final paint film on the surface.

The process of painting is different for different types of surfaces. To know more about the painting process for each type of surface click on the type of surface you wish to paint.