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Determine If Your Roof is a Candidate for Silicone Roof Coatings

The roof of your commercial building is just as important as the foundation. Without a sturdy roof, your building will deteriorate over time, and the cost of repairing your roof or replacing it will be astronomically expensive. Silicone roof coatings can benefit your roof and protect your investment.What Are the Benefits of Silicone Roof Coating?Save TimeSilicone roof coatings contain higher solids than other roof coatings, including acrylic, butyl, and polyurethane. With higher solids, silicone roof coating can save a lot of time because less time is spent on the roof applying the coating. Silicone is thick and only one coat is needed to get the job done without any compromises. Additionally, even a power washer can be used to apply silicone coating to your roof.Save MoneyUsing silicone roof coatings help you save money on materials because...commercial building with silicone roof coating
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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 TemperaturesThe 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. Be sure to also keep...exterior of house painted in spring
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Drones and the Painting Industry

Drones, defined as "unmanned aircraft or ship guided by remote control or onboard computers," are becoming more than just high-tech toys. Armed with high-definition cameras and other tools, they are being used in industries from real estate to agriculture. For commercial painters, drones are a potentially useful tool that could survey painting sites, protect worker safety, and even perform painting tasks.The Current State of Painting DronesDisney Research has developed the PaintCopter, a painting drone that uses 3D mapping to accurately apply paint. Apellix's Worker Bee is a similar project, an autonomous painting and cleaning drone born out of a homeowner's frustration with the difficulties of painting his house. Both the Worker Bee and the PaintCopter are still in development.The drones currently on the market are used for surveying sites before and after painting to assess paint...flying painting drone
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4 Steps to Color Washing Your Wall

Are the walls of your home looking a little bland? That is a common theme among homeowners, particularly those who purchase new homes, as most modern houses are painted with neutral colors when they are built. Or maybe you have had your home for several years and are tired of the same old color. If either of these scenarios apply, then maybe it’s time for a change. One of the popular painting styles today is color washing your walls. Color washing is a method of painting haphazardly to create a rough, old-world, chic look. The good news is that it does not require a lot of money or effort to achieve this look. In order to successfully complete this project, you will need the following items:Paint trayChina-bristle brushesLatex paint (these will be used as your base...rolling yellow paint in paint tray
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Why You Should Paint Your Warehouse Ceiling Today

One of the biggest painting projects that should be tackled routinely is warehouse painting. Many may find this to be an unnecessary job, as these buildings are not highlighting quality décor and are often storing unsightly heavy equipment and machines. However, these ceilings should be painted for structure preservation and lighting.Warehouse Ceilings Should Be PaintedThe ceiling of the warehouse is a critical part of the structure. The paint on the ceiling acts as a seal, preventing the interior of the warehouse from environmental damages. For example, warehouses that reach high temperatures from equipment and machines should paint their ceiling to protect it from the heat. Warehouse ceilings are usually several feet higher than the average ceiling, making them prone to take the biggest effect from the heat as it rises.Lighting is also a concern with a...pallets stacked in warehouse
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