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Choosing a Paint Primer

Choosing a paint primer is overwhelming. There are hundreds of types of paint primer for hundreds of different purposes. Having some knowledge on which types of primers are good for the job you are doing will make the choice easier. Paint Primers for Wood New wood is thirsty and absorbs paint quickly. For bare interior wood, choose an oil based primer such as an enamel undercoat. An enamel undercoat will: Adhere better, seal the raw wood, hide imperfections, block wood tannin and bind wood fibers. This primer is also easy to sand out to a smooth finish. Shellac primer is also an option for tannin-content woods such as cedar and redwood. Shellac primers: are a century old primer, are quick drying and work well for spot priming wood knots, prevent rusty nail heads and stop severe water-based stains from bleeding through...paint primer
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Why You Should Hire a Professional Painter

With everything your home and/or business goes through, interior and exterior surfaces are going to need to be painted. Surfaces get dull. They get dingy and grimy. In order for the inside and outside of your building/home to look among the best in the area, it's a good idea to hire a professional painter. As with any professional service, there are some questions that should be asked before hiring a professional painting service. The Process If you're wondering what actually goes into having your house or place of business professionally painted, there is nothing wrong with inquiring about the process. The professionals at Major Painting Company are very knowledgeable and informed about the entire procedure from front to back, and are always happy to explain what to expect. We can tell you approximately how long it will...hire a professional
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How Interior Wall Colors Affect Work Productivity

The right paint can not only improve your mood, but it can also affect your productivity. If you’re planning to paint or repaint the interior of your workplace, it’s important you choose the right color. Here are some interior paint choices that you should consider. Green: Green is a good choice if you are striving for balance, as it is the color that most people find to be calming and reassuring. It is also an excellent color choice for a supervisor’s office, as those who like green are normally thought of as being caring and approachable.Red: Red is a physically stimulating color and might therefore be ideal for a warehouse. It is also known to stimulate the appetite, which is why it is often used in restaurants.Yellow: Yellow is known to spark creativity, which is why...interior wall colors
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The Importance of Power Washing Exterior Surfaces

Whether you are a “Do-it-Yourself-er” or a large commercial painting contractor, power washing has become an essential first step in the process of painting existing exterior surfaces. Power washing, also known as pressure washing, is the use of equipment to create a high-pressure stream of water in order to clean surfaces more thoroughly than traditional methods. Pressure washing has become an essential tool in many industries, especially the painting industry, because of how much dirt and grime exterior surfaces accumulate over the years. With options from how many gallons per minute, to the PSI (pounds per square inch) of the machine, to the type of nozzle tip: power washers have proven to be the most efficient way to clean exterior surfaces. The Significance of a Clean Application Surface Although the power washer is significant in the...power washing
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4 Tips for Making a Dark Room Feel Brighter

A dark room can feel small, cramped and uninviting. By selecting the right paint and décor, you can make even a small room feel lighter and more spacious. Here are some tips for making a dark room feel brighter. Paint the room's ceiling white. Dark colors make a ceiling feel lower, which makes the room feel smaller and darker than it actually is. Painting the ceiling white reflects more light, and the entire room will feel larger and brighter as a result.For the walls, select a paint with a satin or eggshell finish. These finishes reflect light around the room, making the whole room appear brighter. In contrast, paints with matte finishes absorb light, which darkens the room. If darker colors appeal to you more, you’ve got a few options. Choose a color scheme of light or...dark bright room
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