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How to Prevent Paint Leaching

Painting is a necessary part of home maintenance. Whether you're painting the exterior or interior of your home, a quality coat of paint increases your home's value and protects it from normal wear and tear and exposure to elements. A fresh coat of paint can also transform a room, giving it a whole new look and feel. Many homeowners are relatively comfortable taking the paintbrush into their own hands. When the paint dries, they are rewarded with a sense of pride and accomplishment when they see the product of their hard work for the first time. However, not all paint jobs are an immediate success. Paint leaching rarely occurs but can create immense anxiety for a homeowner or contractor that has never incurred the problem before. What is Paint Leaching? Water-based latex paint contains water-soluble components...blue paint leaching and streaking on wall
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3 Color Schemes for Your Office

Many people spend days picking out color palettes for their homes, but they don't necessarily think about the colors of the walls in their offices. It makes sense, however, to give attention to the walls in the place you spend the majority of your waking hours. Color affects mood and productivity, so you want to choose a scheme that reflects the energy and ambiance you wish to create. Here are 3 potential color schemes to easily match the mood of your office. Versatile Many businesses paint their interiors in neutral colors, and this isn't just the default. Neutral shades allow versatility to your office design. Think beyond basic white, though. A light cream achieves the same brightness with a softer tone. A nice gray looks professional and provides a lovely backdrop to help any pop of...Depositphotos 18970321 l 2015
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Why Your Commercial Building Needs a Roof Coating Today

The natural wear and tear which comes with time can eat away at the roof of your commercial property. Before you know it, your building is springing leaks whenever it rains and suffering structural damage as a result. Applying a silicone roof coating to your commercial space provides a new, added layer of protection. You’ll fend off further damage, saving you the costly effort of repairing major damages. If you’re considering getting work done on your roof, here are a few great reasons to opt for roof coating restoration. Waterproof Seal Once applied, the silicon coating creates a single protective layer over your entire roof. This makes the protection entirely waterproof, with no cracks or seams for water to slip through. Waterproofing your roof is an essential part of protecting your commercial building from future damage....Depositphotos 12299150 m 2015
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Preparing to Paint in Winter

For homeowners planning to take on a painting project this winter, either indoor or outdoor, special considerations must be made before moving forward with the painting. A winter paint job requires more preparations and proper procedures. Cold weather is drier than warmer weather and cripples the drying process of a standard paint job. If you expect worsening conditions such as ice, sleet, or snow, the drying process of the will stall, and the paint will remain wet. If it is necessary to paint in the cold winter weather, shoot for a sunny day, especially for exterior surfaces, and consider these other painting factors.  Priming Any area you intend to paint should be primed first unless the primer is mixed in with the paint. The primer is essential to ensure that the new paint will stick and bond...two-story home with flat roof in evening during wintertime
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Top 5 Painting Safety Trends

Safety should be your first priority on the job. Whether you’re managing a large corporation or working as a contractor on your own, it’s important to follow safety procedures, particularly when working in a commercial area. Here’s the top five painting safety tips to keep you and your team safe while painting. Roof Safety Many commercial painters need to paint a variety of surfaces, including roofs. To paint efficiently and safely, be sure you use the correct safety gear when working on a roof. Regardless of the height of the building, a fall off a roof could be dangerous or even fatal. Protection from Falling Don’t just protect yourself when on a roof. Any tall building or structure commercial painters need to climb can be a liability without the right safety harnesses. Proper Ventilation in Enclosed...Depositphotos 78838330 m 2015
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