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4 Tips for Flawlessly Painting Trim

It's no secret that a well-kept building or home is more inviting than one that needs some work, even when it's minor. A building's trim is easily overlooked, but when you think about it, it's essentially the frame to the picture and actually rather important. Likewise, interior trim doesn't get much thought but is just as important. Paint on your home’s trim can chip, crack, and become faded, making the entire area appear run down. Thankfully, a couple of coats of fresh paint have an amazing way of making everything look brand new. It may sound intimidating to repaint trim, but it can easily be done following these knowledgeable tips. 1. How Often Should Trim be Repainted? Exterior wood trim generally needs to be repainted every 5-7 years and aluminum (take out) should be touched up...professional painter painting trim in house
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Repair Wood Rot Before the Painting Process

You may have decided that your home is in need of a fresh paint job, but what happens when you discover rotting wood upon closer examination? Wood rot can lead to structural problems like deterioration of beams and posts, the floor, or other areas hidden from view. It is essential to understand what causes wood to rot to prevent it from happening. What is Wood Rot? Wood is a common building material, so wood rot is quite a prevalent issue. It is a form of decay set off by moisture and fungi. Continuously damp, unprotected wood surfaces are easily susceptible. Places Where Rotting Wood is Most Common Windows - A poorly sealed window could result in the rain soaking the wood beneath the window. Older windows are at higher risk because moisture or rain can collect...exposed wood subjected to the elements causing wood rot
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The Difference Between Interior and Exterior Paint

Interior and exterior paint are not interchangeable. Each one is formulated for its specific application. For example, since the pigment in many interior paints isn't suitable for outdoor use, using those paints on an exterior surface would cause the color to fade quickly. Interior vs. Exterior Paint Other differences between interior and exterior paint involve more than aesthetics. Additives in exterior paint enable it to withstand exposure to the elements. Interior paint doesn't have those additives. However, interior paint does have binders to resist abrasion. Several years ago, concerns about the impact of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on indoor air quality brought low VOC interior paint to the marketplace. These days there are many low VOC and even no VOC interior paint options. While paint manufacturers have begun to offer low VOC exterior paint, the VOC...professional painter using exterior paint to paint exterior of building
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3 Mistakes That Lead to a Poor Exterior Paint Job

When it comes to having your building's exterior painted, it's important to ensure quality work at every stage. Exterior paint faces many unique challenges that require special care and attention. Avoid these painting mistakes to ensure a quality paint job that will last. 1. Neglecting Proper Preparation When painting your exterior, the prep work is important. To endure the test of time it needs to be done right. Do the following before you begin to ensure a professional looking paint job: Power washReplace rotten or damaged sidingScrape off flaking paintSeal gaps with caulkCover discolorations with stain primerProtect your trim, fixtures, ground surfaces, and plants 2. Favoring a Bargain Over Quality Too many people underestimate the importance of outdoor paint quality. The paint you or your painting contractor chooses needs to be able to withstand rain, snow,...professional painter painting exterior of house
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3 Reasons an Office Remodel Is in Order

Your office says a lot about how you run your business. To ensure your brand remains positive and your clients are impressed, your office should be a positive and impressive environment. Is your office conveying the message you want? Maybe it’s time for a remodel. Consider the following reasons to determine if this is the right step for your company. 1. Changing With the Times Your office may have been very stylish when it was first built and decorated, but as time goes on, styles change.  If it’s been a while since you’ve given the space a fresh coat of paint or updated the greenery, it might be time to do that now. Not only do styles change, but industry trends change as well. Your office space should reflect those changes so your customers know you...images slideshow office
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