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Multi-Family Housing Receives a New Coat of Paint

Multi-Family Housing Receives a New Coat of Paint
In early Spring of 2017 the Cambridge West Apartments contracted Kansas City’s Repaint Specialists, Major Painting, to revive its center. The center was last painted over 15 years ago and was in need of a protective coating for its stucco elevations as well as repairs to the many areas of damaged stucco throughout the complex. Project Spotlight: Location: Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City-Kansas Building Type: Multi-family Apartment Complex Problem: Existing Stucco elevations were very weathered, cracked stucco in miscellaneous areas, and missing patches of stucco Solution: Major Painting worked with PPG Paints on this project to provide the owner of the facility a 5-year product warranty through PPG paints and a 2 year labor warranty. The scope of work entailed pressure washing all elevations with a diluted bleach solution to remove all loose paint, dirt, mildew, and...Multi-Family Commercial Painting
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5 Steps to Removing Unwanted Wallpaper

As you frequent different businesses or visit your family and friend’s homes, there’s one thing you can almost always count on, you will see some type of wallpaper or wall covering on a wall! Wallpaper is an interior wall finish that is found predominately in high traffic areas in commercial spaces such as office building corridors, hospitals, hotels, banks as well as residential spaces like our homes. In the late 1900s wallpaper grew immensely popular due to the creative designs it came in, its durability, and how easily it could be cleaned. Now you may be asking yourself, those all sound great, so why would I want to remove my wallpaper? Wall paper is removed for many reasons. As a commercial painting contractor, we find many of our clients are removing the wallpaper, predominately because of...Wallpaper Removal
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How to Clean Painted Walls

When it comes to the presentation of your home or business, we often times base our judgements from the finish details such as the flooring, appliances, countertops, and of course the paint! While the other finish details’ cleaning methods are more obvious, it is also important to understand how to keep your walls clean, therefore preserving your paint job and getting the most value out of it. Methods for Cleaning Painted Walls Dusting- Dusting is the most least aggressive method for cleaning your walls. This process involves using a vacuum cleaner and attaching the dusting brush. You think simply delicately run the attachment over any trim or wall areas that have cob webs, light dust or dirt. A soft, dry cloth should lightly be ran in the areas that were treated to ensure all was cleaned. Sponge Cleaning-...
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Retail Center Receives Roof Restoration

Retail Center Receives Roof Restoration
November 15th, 2016 marked history for Major Painting, Progressive Materials, and Kansas City, Missouri. This day marked the first completed Silicone Roof Coating Restoration System, manufactured by Progressive Materials, to be installed in Kansas City.  Roof Coating Restoration or RCR is a fluid applied roofing system that can be installed over virtually any existing flat roof that does not contain excessive damage. The silicone system, in which was applied in this case, offers many benefits to the owner compared to installing traditional roofing systems. Some of the major benefits of the silicone system is, it's seamless, cost-effective, and eco-friendly. It's important to understand not all roofs are candidates for this type of system, therefore it is necessary to consult with a professional. Project Spot Light: Where: Independence, Missouri Type of Building: 1 Story Retail Center Problem:...Before Roof Was Prepared
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What Paint Sprayer Tip Do I Use?

When it comes to painting residences or commercial buildings, 99% of the time the contractor or Do-It-Yourselfer is going to apply the majority of the paint through an airless paint sprayer. Paint sprayers come in many sizes and their functions range from spraying small fine finish areas all the way up to applying high solids and textured coatings, where large gas sprayers are needed. Although the sprayer is the key to getting the material through your house and out of your gun, this article will focus on how to choose the right paint sprayer tip for your project. Picking Your Type of Paint Sprayer Tip For the purpose of this article we are going to be discussing Graco Tips. Graco is a leading provider of premium pumps and spray equipment and is found in the majority...CommercialPaintSprayer
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