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Spring Painting: Watch The Weather

Spring can be a great time to paint your home or building exterior , but it does require careful planning. Multiple issues from humidity and temperature to pollen can wreak havoc on your project. If you've decided there's a project you want to accomplish this spring, here are a few general guidelines to help insure success. Outside Temperatures The temperature outside can play a major role in whether or not your paint dries correctly. The temperature outside will determine what type of paint should be used. These guidelines do vary by manufacturer, so be sure to check the instructions on any paint you choose. However, there are a few general rules to follow. Water-based paint: According to Consumer Reports , this type of paint shouldn't be applied unless the temperature is at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit....exterior of house painted in spring
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Use Paint Apps to Guide Your Residential or Commercial Painting

Paint apps are downloaded onto a smartphone or other electronic devices for customers to accurately view paint options and match them to the current area and color scheme before deciding on paint color. By uploading a photo of the area to paint, these apps allow customers to bring their room with them and compare more accurately with vision. Popular Paint Apps Paint My Place is one of the most popular paint app options, allowing customers to visualize different paint colors within their rooms. With the option to choose from several different paint companies, you can design and edit your room with a variety of options. ColorSnap is another paint app that is popular and available at no charge to customers. Using Sherwin Williams ' paint shades options, customers can develop a custom palette for their room....hand holding a smartphone
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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...mildew on the wall in corner
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Importance of Water Sealing

Water sealing is a crucial step in keeping your business or home looking its best for many years after being painted. Rain can cause substantial damage to paint that has not been sealed, which can greatly shorten the amount of time before it will need to be repainted. We value the longevity of our work, so water sealing is a vital aspect of all our exterior painting projects. How Can Water Sealing Benefit Me? Water sealing is important because it protects paint from rain, snow, and other moisture by providing a waterproof barrier that blocks moisture from reaching the paint. This helps to protect the paint from peeling, flaking, and other types of water damage, which keeps the paint looking its best for as long as possible. Properly sealed paint can also prevent water damage to...front view of two-story house after rain
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How to Identify Signs of a Bad Paint Job

There are many things to consider when deciding to hire a painting contractor. It is important to look for a professional who will guarantee you have the highest quality work completed. One of the best ways to ensure you get the look you want is to know what to look for in your paint job. There are many warning signs of a bad paint job that a property owner should identify. Lack of Primer A good painting company will ensure that they use primer on your interior walls prior to painting. Primer guarantees greater longevity of your paint. It enhances the color and helps with a smooth application and finish. No Second Coat Skipping the second coat of paint is another sign of a poor paint job. A company that excludes this step is looking to...Depositphotos 6572217 m 2015
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