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Prime Before You Paint

When starting a new paint project, selecting the right color is an important step in making your vision, reality. However, there is one other key step that you'll want to include before applying any paint. While priming can sometimes seem like an unnecessary extra step, a quality primer can do wonders for your painting project.A primer will help to prepare and seal the surface you're painting. If you're working with something that's already been painted (such as a wall or a piece of furniture), or you're starting with bare wood, a coat of primer will also help to cover any blemishes such as knots or unevenness. Because primer seals the surface of your project, the paint will adhere better, helping you to achieve lasting results. Using a primer can also help you save money. When primer...painter using paint roller to prime wall
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Differences in Paint Types: Premium vs Low Quality Paint

There is no better way to revitalize your commercial or residential property than with a coat of paint. But there is more to choosing a can of paint than just picking a color. That said, with each brand offering a vast array of paint lines, it would take months to sample all of them. So, how do you know which paint line gives you the most for your money?To discover the best paint for your upcoming project, it's critical to educate yourself on the ingredients in paint and how these ingredients differ throughout various paint types. A can of paint constitutes three main components: pigments, binders, and, solvents.PigmentsPigments give color and opacity to paints. The quality of pigments in paint is one of the most distinguishing factors when choosing the best line for your project. High...premium paint being poured into tray for interior painting
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Finding the Perfect Interior Office Color

Updating the interior of your office building can be one of the most worthwhile investments you can make. In terms of productivity in an office environment, the color of your walls can make a surprising difference. Promote a positive, healthy work environment, and boost productivity by selecting from these popular office colors.Creative ColorsFor a creative office, you need an inspirational mix of colors that spark the imagination and promote innovative solutions. Look for green and brown colors that accent each other and offer a balance of calming, inspiring, and positive feelings. Create more effectively and promote higher levels of trust and communication in your creative workspace.Relaxing AlternativesFor a more laid-back office environment, consider purple, blue, or silver color tones. Not only do these promote calm feelings, but they also have a reassuring appeal that’s perfect for...office remodel 17
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To Paint or Not to Paint: A Question of Weather

An exterior paint job comes with many considerations, one of which is the weather. Since the climate differs according to the region in which you reside, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of when to paint. There are, however, basic factors that can and should be taken into consideration no matter the location of the job.TemperatureFor the process of applying paint, how hot or cold it should be can differ to some extent, based on the type of paint you are using. It is important to check the paint label for specifics but in the event those aren't available, a good rule of thumb is to paint while the temperature is between 40-90 degrees Fahrenheit (4-32 degrees Celsius). Be aware of potential fluctuations in temperature, which can affect the viscosity and drying time of...professional painter painting the exterior of a house
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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 HouseThe 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 a product...exterior of house prepared for painting
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