We use quality materials from Sherwin Williams to enhance the look and longevity of your paint or stain finish. Surface preparation includes caulking, patching cracks, priming, pressure washing, sanding and scraping.  

Careful room preparation is done to keep your home protected from paint and sanding dust. Furnishings are protected with plastic, and floors are covered with drop cloths. 

For exterior paint spraying, windows are protected with plastic. Any landscaping, vents, downspouts, gutters, and other objects that could be exposed to over-spray, are protected. All exterior ground surfaces below the work area are covered with drop cloths.

When priming wood, we use an oil-base primer sealer to seal the surface and prevent bleed-through of chemicals within the wood. Drywall patches are primed, as well as dark paint colors on walls that will be painted a light color. Bare metal surfaces are always primed first to prevent future corrosion.   

Interior Room Preparation:

  • Remove Furniture (unmovable objects are protected with plastic)  
  • Protect Floors with Drop Cloths  
  • Protect Windows, Bedding, Hanging Light Fixtures and Countertops with Plastic  
  • Remove Wall Switch Plates and Outlet Covers  

Exterior Property Preparation: 

  • Protect Concrete Surfaces with Drop Cloths  
  • Protect Bushes with Plastic or Drop Cloths  
  • Protect Fixtures with Tape & Plastic  
  • Cover Windows with Plastic  

Interior Surface Preparation:

  • Fill Nail Holes (Drywall & Wood)  
  • Sand Wood & Drywall  
  • Caulk (Small Cracks in Wall Corners, Miters & Wood Trim)  
  • Prime Bare Wood with Primer  
  • Prime Water Stains, Crayon & Nicotine Stains with Oil-based Primer  
  • Wash Wallcovering Paste from Walls After Removal  

Exterior Surface Preparation:

  • Pressure Wash Mildew & Dirt (Siding, Decks & Fencing)  
  • Scrape Loose & Peeling Paint  
  • Sand Scraped & Power Washed Surfaces  
  • Prime Previous Painted Surfaces Where Necessary  
  • Prime Bleeding Knots in Cedar Siding (For applying white solid stains)  

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"I called Advantage Painting for an estimate on removing wall paper in my home. Matt the owner was on time for the estimate and was very friendly. He was very professional and did the job in less than a week! I was amazed with how clean and great of a job he did! I felt very comfortable with him being in my home and he is defintely is someone you can trust! I highly recommend you give him a call, you will not be dissapointed!"

--Jacqui Majesky

Island Lake, IL

" I would absolutely recommend Matt and anyone from his team at Advantage Painting Services. Great job, great price and flexible around my tight timeline."

-- Brad Miller

Crystal Lake, IL