Precision masking includes masking windows, floors, and personal items with the correct masking material, i.e., plastic film or masking paper for nonbreathable surfaces, landscape fabric for plants, and breathable areas. By ensuring tight masking on lead containment, it’s also paramount for safety.
For example, if you want to paint an accent wall, we use precision masking and the latest paint block technology. By following SFW’s professional guidelines, we can ensure your accent walls are complete with the straightest lines possible, adding a pop of color and new aesthetics to any room. If new or existing floors need protection during this process, we can put down Ram Boards, which are heavy-duty temporary floor protection boards that layout fast, are non-staining, and re-usable. Other examples that can save hours of cleanup or repair include; lead dust containment, masking vents to avoid dust accumulation, isolating the kitchen, and protecting windows and doors that are not in the scope of the project.
Masking and taping is an ongoing process, all the way until the job is complete. It gives us the ability to focus on one targeted area at a time. In certain situations, we may even use a ZipWall system to isolate the work area, especially in lead hazard areas of interiors. The benefits include putting our crews in the position to do the best work possible, protecting your investments, and following SFW’s safety processes.
An example of how focusing on one area at a time can provide added benefit is tape removal. All tapes are not the same. our professionals will make the determination on all surfaces using the correct materials including tapes made specifically for walls, painted surfaces, stained surfaces, brick, vinyl, and metal surfaces. When removing tape from the masked off areas, it’s essential to make sure that the paint is completely dry to avoid any paint drips or smudging that could occur. For extra precision, it’s best to use an X-Acto knife to ensure a clean peel and precise corners.