The success of any bonding, coating, or painting project depends largely on how well the surface is prepared. While the proper choice of a coating is important, a failure is almost always due to improper surface preparation rather than a failure of the coating materials.
The following guidelines should help you determine the proper preparation of most surfaces. Where there are special requirements for a particular type of coating material (epoxy, polyester, alkyd, polyurethane, etc.) these will be noted in the preparation description.
While there are many acceptable methods of surface preparation, we have attempted to choose those which are the best for each particular materia