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Tips for Painting Exterior Brick

There are several tips for painting brick on your homes exterior, but first let's answer the burning question: why would you want to paint brick and what is its importance? As you observe your local community you will notice many masonry structures have undergone some sort of painting through out their life, which could be due to a variety of reasons. The leading reason to coating your masonry is due to protecting the life of the structure. Some other concerns may be: Concealing and improving the look of less attractive, low quality bricksCovering up dirt, damage, or graffitiChanging the color according to the taste of the homeownerAttempting to protect broken/chipped bricks The painting of exterior brickwork presents many different challenges compared to interior brickwork, which was discussed in last week’s post. Exterior bricks are exposed to the elements, and...exterior brick
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Interior Brick: 4 Tips for Painting a Brick Fireplace

Brick fireplaces can be beautiful focal points - or they can be total eyesores. If your home has a brick fireplace that makes you cringe or just doesn't work with your decor, let’s do something about it! Here are a few tips for painting a brick fireplace that can help you turn your nightmare into a dream.   First, choose a color or two that fits the feng shui you are trying to attain in that particular room. For example, if you have a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, you may want it to blend it in with the rest of the wall color for a smooth, contemporary, or more fluid look - or maybe you just want to take the heaviness out of darker colored bricks. However, if the brick stops at the mantle, you may choose...brick fireplace1
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Does Your Place of Business Need A New Coat of Paint?

If you have been running a business for a few years, you may be looking to spruce up the appearance to keep the building looking clean and professional. After all, keeping your building presentable helps convince people that your institution is trustworthy. A high-impact way to convey this is a fresh coat of paint for both the interior and exterior surfaces. Not only does a new coat of paint look good, but the look lasts a while. The most obvious sign that you need a new paint job is when the existing paint starts peeling and cracking. It's better to paint before this happens. How often that is necessary will depend on many factors.   One of the biggest factors will be the material you are having painted. Some materials absorb and hold paint better than others....orange paint
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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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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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