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4 Key Steps for Preparing the Exterior of Your Home for Paint

A project for a fresh new coat of paint for your house is a challenging yet rewarding endeavor when properly executed. Although we all are excited to get into the paint and start applying it to the home, there are some essential steps that need to be completed prior to ever opening a paint can. In the industry, we call this the “prep phase,” which refers to the preparation that needs to be done to the exterior of the house to ensure the coating properly adheres to the substrate, so you get the most performance from your paint product as possible. 1. Clean the House The most common fear among homeowners when dealing with paint is paint failure. Paint failure is often caused by someone not applying the appropriate product to the right substrate or applying...exterior of house prepared for painting
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How to Handle Bad Painters

  To have a professional paint job completed is a big task. When you hire a contractor or company to handle the work, you want to be sure you’re getting the best. If you feel like you’re getting poor quality, here is how to handle it. Be Motivational If you’re dealing with a bad painting company, you may want to try the motivational route. Keep in mind that no matter the company, their reputation matters. When speaking to the company, let them know that you plan to post a detailed review on a variety of review sites. Keep it specific and let them know that you plan to write on the following: Angie’s List Yelp Better Business Bureau Home Advisor Google Places If they refuse to offer you the service that you deserve, you can let...Professional Paint Co
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Jeopardizing the Longevity of Your Commercial Paint Job

Covering a commercial location with paint can be a tricky business. With so many surface types, such as metal, wood, brick, paneling, or drywall, it can be hard to find a paint that does not peel or easily flake off. Without following important instructions, your commercial paint job might start to deteriorate long before you are able to get your investment out of it.   Prepping the Surface One of the foundational rules of commercial painting is a careful preparation of the surface. Whether the goal is an exterior or interior paint job, the entire surface needs to be thoroughly cleaned. This includes pressure washing exterior areas and removing and sanding chipped paint. If the surface has rust on it, an abrasive blaster can be used to remove the old paints and provide a smooth surface....Painting action
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Preparation Tips for Interior Painting

Interior painting can be a hassle, especially if you’re a concerned amateur painter. If you have a beautiful idea in mind for a room (or rooms) in your house but are worried you won’t achieve the outcome you envision, consider these few tips to help you paint like a professional . Prepare the Room and Walls There's more to a painting project than just painting. The preparation you do before you begin painting is just as important to the outcome as the painting itself. Before you begin, clear everything out the room and off the walls, including any furniture and items you don’t want paint on. After the walls are clear, look for any indentations and fill all holes and indentations with spackling solution. If you are dealing with deeper dents or holes, consider using an epoxy wood...professional painter spackling interior walls before painting
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The Best Paint Rollers for Different Painting Projects

Paint rollers are essential tools in a painter's arsenal. They speed up the process and make it easier on the painter since one swipe with a roller is equivalent to multiple strokes with a brush. Rollers also produce a smoother, more uniform finished surface while using less paint. Using both rollers and brushes allows you to complete your painting job quickly and with great results. What Size Roller Do You Need? Rollers are available in sizes from 2" to 18", with most falling into the 7" to 12" range. To achieve the best results, you'll want to match the size of roller to the size of your project. A small roller is good for drawer fronts and similar small, flat areas, while a larger roller is better for walls and ceilings. Choosing the Right Roller Cover...completing painting project with paint roller
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