Definitions for "Surface preparation"
Any means for preparing a surface for painting including cleaning, sanding, spackling, and spot priming.
Creating the situation so the coatings will perform as expected. This includes for example, consideration of: profile, visible cleanliness, non-visible contaminants, sharp edges, welds, voids, oil and grease, and humidity.
Surface preparation: The operations necessary to produce a desired or specific surface condition.