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Old 10-31-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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What do you do for general surface prep?


Not talking scuffing sheen or filling nail holes, etc. I'm talking when you have walls to paint and they APPEAR to be fine, but hey, you weren't there so you don't know what came into contact with that wall. Could be greasy fried chicken hands or any number of things.

Before you start a job, do you wipe down everything with TSP and rinse it? I'm considering it because ya just don't know! But that's a lot of added labor, and I'm wondering if it's absolutely necessary, all the time. Is there a cleaner that's easier to work with that you trust? Simple Green comes to mind...would that work?

I once found some "no-rinse" TSP sub years ago and actually used it throughout my house. Scrubbed with the stuff and wiped down with a dry rag and had NO adhesion problems. But I can't find the stuff anywhere. Figures. :D

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My local Lowes and HD carry it.
http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?product_id=317
Dealing with a church can be a real challenge.
There going to have meetings, going to have to go through some committee of older people that all think they know how to do it cheaper or know a friend of a friend that can do it cheaper.
No way would I be giving them three different prices on different paints. One price or there going to get confused and muddy the waters with a hundred questions that you may or may not be able to answer.

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in all my estimates it states spot clean. I have been using krud cutter lately.when you are priceing the job, cleaning will be factored in just like patching scuffing ,moveing furniture what ever.
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in all my estimates it states spot clean. I have been using krud cutter lately.when you are priceing the job, cleaning will be factored in just like patching scuffing ,moveing furniture what ever.
Krud Kutter is no rinse?
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I haven't used real TSP in years.
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Real TSP is a large pita.
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Largely it is a judgement call. Kitchens and some baths are auto- but it is up to you. Run a wet rag over a surface and see how it beads up- that will tell you a lot. Dirtex is a proven winner and very cost effective.
Stay away from TSP unless you know exactly why and when you are using it.

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