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Maintenance Painting: Scottsdale Center

Do you manage or own a commercial building with concrete block elevations? Is it starting to shows signs of old age such as peeling paint, loose joints, or just isn't exactly aesthetically appealing anymore? We can help you! Problem: The Scottsdale Center, located in Independence, Missouri was in need of a protective coating to be applied to its back elevation due to excessive paint failure leaving the CMU block exposed to the elements. In most areas, the paint had started to discolor or peal, while in the more crucial areas, the paint had trapped the water in between it and the cmu block. When water sits in between a coating and block, it can cause many issues from deterioration of the block and its joints to interior water and mold problems.    Solution: Major Paintings plan of attack...Before Picture of Back Elevation
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Custard's Last Stand Receives Refreshed Look

Custard's Last Stand Receives Refreshed Look
In the Spring of 2016, Kansass City's commercial repaint specialist were called upon to revive the exterior appearance of the the Famous Custards Last Stand in Blue Springs, Missouri. Custards Last Stand, a notorious, locally owned and operated custard parlor, is known for their award wining custard and is a staple to the Blue Springs community.  Problem: The building was constructed in the 1990s and had never been repainted since their initial opening. Due to weathering and age, the building's exterior was in need of a new paint job as well as caulking around its foundation in order to prevent water penetration. Solution: Major Painting's plan of attack was simple, yet effective. The commercial painting expert's goal was to revive the exterior appearance while causing minimal to no disturbance to the business' daily traffic and its employees....Before Painting Picture
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Retirement Community Enjoys New Look

Nestled just northeast of 40 Hwy and 7 Hwy in Blue Springs, Missouri, resides a small retirement community. The community, made up of many outgoing and energetic elder, enjoys the outdoors and spending time with their neighbors was unfortunately experiencing excessive wood rot and paint failure on one of their streets. Therefore, this spring Major Painting was contracted by the community's HOA to address the wood rot issues and to repaint the homes. In the Spring of 2016, Kansas City's Commercial Repaint Specialist, Major Painting, executed the project. With 11 homes, each home presented its own challenges. Major's first priority was to get the team of carpenters out in front of the painters. After the carpentry team had successfully replaced all areas of rot on the first four homes, it was then time to let the painters...After Pictures of Homes Painted
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What Type of Paint is Right for My Commercial Project

Why, When, and Where to use high-performance paints on my commercial property As a commercial painting contractor that specializes in working with Property and Facility Managers, we are regularly asked what products should be used where. This article will outline the benefits of using Sherwin Williams’ Pro Industrial Coatings. Pro Industrial coatings are predominately used in areas of high traffic, where durability is among the main concern. 1. Pre-Catalyzed Water Based Epoxy Ideal for all high traffic areas looking for a water-based coating that allows washability and chemical resistance, all while providing excellent hide and great coverage. This coating may be applied to block, drywall, masonry and concrete. Pre-Catalyzed Epoxy is frequently used in hospitals, schools, and restaurants. 2. Pro-Cryl Universal Acrylic Primer A water-based metal primer formulated to resist rust and corrosion is ideal for...
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DIY: How Do I Stain My Deck

  When it comes to your wood siding, trim, decks, and porches, it is very important to take the necessary measures to protect the exposed wood surfaces from the elements in order to prolong the life of your investment. While applying stain is usually more tedious than technical, below we have created a step-by-step guide on how to treat your exposed wood surfaces.   Have a Plan: When it comes to products, many times homeowners are overwhelmed with what type of stain to use as well as which brands are superior. With over 25 years of experience staining wood, we recommend to always visit your local paint store to learn what brands are the most popular and the pros and cons of them. Solid Stain vs. Semi-Transparent Stain: When it comes to choosing between the color and transparency...StainSamples
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