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Choosing a Paint Primer

Choosing a paint primer is overwhelming. There are hundreds of types of paint primer for hundreds of different purposes. Having some knowledge on which types of primers are good for the job you are doing will make the choice easier. Paint Primers for Wood New wood is thirsty and absorbs paint quickly. For bare interior wood, choose an oil based primer such as an enamel undercoat. An enamel undercoat will: Adhere better, seal the raw wood, hide imperfections, block wood tannin and bind wood fibers. This primer is also easy to sand out to a smooth finish. Shellac primer is also an option for tannin-content woods such as cedar and redwood. Shellac primers: are a century old primer, are quick drying and work well for spot priming wood knots, prevent rusty nail heads and stop severe water-based stains from bleeding through...paint primer
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Why You Should Hire a Professional Painter

With everything your home and/or business goes through, interior and exterior surfaces are going to need to be painted. Surfaces get dull. They get dingy and grimy. In order for the inside and outside of your building/home to look among the best in the area, it's a good idea to hire a professional painter. As with any professional service, there are some questions that should be asked before hiring a professional painting service. The Process If you're wondering what actually goes into having your house or place of business professionally painted, there is nothing wrong with inquiring about the process. The professionals at Major Painting Company are very knowledgeable and informed about the entire procedure from front to back, and are always happy to explain what to expect. We can tell you approximately how long it will...hire a professional
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The Importance of Power Washing Exterior Surfaces

Whether you are a “Do-it-Yourself-er” or a large commercial painting contractor, power washing has become an essential first step in the process of painting existing exterior surfaces. Power washing, also known as pressure washing, is the use of equipment to create a high-pressure stream of water in order to clean surfaces more thoroughly than traditional methods. Pressure washing has become an essential tool in many industries, especially the painting industry, because of how much dirt and grime exterior surfaces accumulate over the years. With options from how many gallons per minute, to the PSI (pounds per square inch) of the machine, to the type of nozzle tip: power washers have proven to be the most efficient way to clean exterior surfaces. The Significance of a Clean Application Surface Although the power washer is significant in the...power washing
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Tips for Painting Exterior Brick

There are several tips for painting brick on your homes exterior, but first let's answer the burning question: why would you want to paint brick and what is its importance? As you observe your local community you will notice many masonry structures have undergone some sort of painting through out their life, which could be due to a variety of reasons. The leading reason to coating your masonry is due to protecting the life of the structure. Some other concerns may be:Concealing and improving the look of less attractive, low quality bricksCovering up dirt, damage, or graffitiChanging the color according to the taste of the homeownerAttempting to protect broken/chipped bricks The painting of exterior brickwork presents many different challenges compared to interior brickwork, which was discussed in last week’s post. Exterior bricks are exposed to the elements, and lower...exterior brick
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Palette Picks: What Color Should I Paint My Nursery?

Among the many exciting parts of pregnancy and having a baby come a number of big decisions -- what name should I choose? How will I start the big conversations? What color should I paint my nursery? It may not seem like one of the bigger questions, but for a parent, getting the decor of a nursery down can be a huge deal. There's a good chance you won't have time for another redecorating event for quite some time, so you want to be sure that you choose colors and themes that will grow with your child. You also are likely going to be spending a lot of time in the nursery -- between late nights and long mornings, you'll be looking at the paint as much as your bundle of joy will. It may seem trivial at first, but...nursery
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