Discover The Best Ways to Prepare Any Surface for Paint!

From ceramics to laminate we’ve got you covered!

It can be tricky to know where to begin when you’re about to start a DIY project. But, with these handy tips and tricks you can learn how to prepare any surface for painting the right way!


Remove all flaking paint and/or rust with a wire brush as the first step in preparation for paint. Next wipe down all areas with a tack cloth to remove any loose particles.

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If you like you can use a metal primer as the next step or you can buy a spray paint specially formulated with the primer already in (our favorite). Use several thin coats for the most even finish.

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