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Recognize and Repair Wood Rot to Keep Your Home or Building in Good Condition

Wood rot occurs when wood is exposed to a combination of oxygen, moisture, and fungi. You can expect that spores of wood-rotting fungi will be seeking ideal growing conditions wherever wood is used, including your home or building.Preventing wood rot is key to protecting your real estate. Prevention requires protecting wood used in construction from the elements. A few ways to protect wood against wood rot include:Using decay-resistant or pressure-treated lumber for decks.Exterior wood wall planks should be stained or painted on all sides before assembly.Do not let anything lean against wood siding, particularly old wood pieces or ladders. After construction, protection is equally important. A fresh coat of paint can keep out the air and moisture spores need in order to grow. Property owners need to be aware of wood rot no matter how small...wood rotting due to old, peeling paint and water damage
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Common Causes of Cracked and Peeling Commercial Paint

A brand-new coat of paint keeps your business look fresh and inviting. Cracking, bubbling, and peeling are signs of improper maintenance and can detract from your curb appeal. Learn how to protect your commercial building by avoiding these causes of cracked, peeling paint.Causes of BubblingA bubble is a sign that your paint film has lost its adhesion. Many of these causes are due to improper paint application. Here are common mistakes that amateur painters make when they paint a professional building:Painting on a humid, hot dayApplying paint to a damp surfaceUsing oil-based paint over latex paintA bubble soon peels away and exposes the base layer or the raw material underneath. This can cause moisture to enter the exterior of your building and damage your siding.Cracking and Peeling CausesCracking and peeling are caused by similar issues. Improper...major painting
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Painting with Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year

Every year, Pantone announces a new color of the year. For 2020, Pantone's Color of the Year is Classic Blue, a deep, tried-and-true shade that lives up to its name. Although Pantone's color matching system helps designers select specific colors, the Color of the Year often sets the pop culture mood for the year, influencing fashion, décor, and paint selection. If you’re thinking about repainting or re-designing your home or office, consider incorporating classic blue to stay on trend!Classic Blue Paint for Residential BuildingsInteriorSince classic blue is a shade that looks like the sky before it turns black, you might consider this color in a bedroom. Blue is already known for being a restful shade, and with this color's deep tone, classic blue can feel ultra-dreamy.Blue is often a popular bathroom color because we often associate...living room freshly painted with pantones color of the year
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Proper Painting Preparation for Your Project

Taking steps to prepare your surfaces properly for painting can make the difference between hours of work wasted, and a beautifully finished project that lasts. It can be tempting to skip seemingly trivial but actually vital steps. Investing time now in proper preparation will save you in the long-run when your project will look better and last longer. Be sure you’re prepared for your next project before diving in.Cleaning Your SurfacesIf the surface is already painted, it's important to remove any paint that's peeling or damaged first. Simply slapping new paint over old paint will only make the problem worse. Depending on the surface, you may also need to sand, scrape, or scratch it to help the fresh paint adhere properly. Dirt, moisture, or oily stains or substances will also prevent your new paint from sticking...peeling layers of blue and orange paint on wall
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Paints to Help Prevent Mildew

Mildew is a type of fungus that grows on moist surfaces and may have a distinctive odor. It is a thin, black, gray, or sometimes white growth produced by mold that is in the air. When the spores find a warm, moist home, they may grow to noticeable proportions. Bathrooms and laundry areas are more often affected, but any area or room that has a high moisture content in the air is vulnerable to mildew. According to the CDC, some people are sensitive to mildew and molds. They may experience respiratory symptoms or skin and eye irritations.In addition to health concerns, mildew can compromise the safety of buildings. It decomposes walls, tiles, and other areas. In the most serious cases, the structure becomes unsound and dangerous. Mildew can also permanently damage porous objects, such as carpet,...mildew on the wall in corner
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