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Spring Weather Effects on Exterior Paint

While fresh paint can greatly improve the appearance of any building, there are many seasonal effects that can affect how paint looks. The temperature fluctuation and high amount of precipitation that typically occur in the spring can significantly impact both fresh and older paint. Effects of Temperature on Paint Since temperature often fluctuates significantly from day to day in the spring, it is important to take the effects of temperature into consideration when deciding when to complete exterior painting projects. Heat can affect the amount of time it takes fresh paint to dry, especially on sunny or humid days. Temperature changes can also cause paint to expand and contract, which can be a major cause of peeling, particularly on wood surfaces. Effects of Precipitation and Wind on Paint Painting on wet surfaces is inefficient because the...professionally painted house exterior protected from spring weather
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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...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 Bubbling A 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 paint A 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 Causes Cracking and peeling...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 Buildings Interior Since 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...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 Surfaces If 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...peeling layers of blue and orange paint on wall
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