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Preparing to Paint in Winter

For homeowners planning to take on a painting project this winter, either indoor or outdoor, special considerations must be made before moving forward with the painting. A winter paint job requires more preparations and proper procedures. Cold weather is drier than warmer weather and cripples the drying process of a standard paint job. If you expect worsening conditions such as ice, sleet, or snow, the drying process of the will stall, and the paint will remain wet. If it is necessary to paint in the cold winter weather, shoot for a sunny day, especially for exterior surfaces, and consider these other painting factors.  Priming Any area you intend to paint should be primed first unless the primer is mixed in with the paint. The primer is essential to ensure that the new paint will stick and bond...two-story home with flat roof in evening during wintertime
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Effectively Paint Corners and Edges

Paint rollers are great and allow painters to cover a lot of surface area, but they are not very effective for all the detail work required in almost every painting project. Fortunately, there are some tools and techniques that can make painting tricky edges and corners noticeably easier. Protection First You know what surface you want to paint, but there are probably plenty of nearby surfaces you want to avoid painting. Always protect adjacent surfaces you don't want to paint with drop cloths and/or painter's tape. For example, FrogTape can keep the paint bleeding that sometimes occurs even with traditional blue painter's tape. It's also a good idea to have a clean, damp rag or paper towel nearby to immediately wipe up unwanted splatters and drips. Corners  There's just no other way around it; you need...corner of room with door and baseboard trim
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Remove and Deter Mildew Growth from Exterior Surfaces

People who live in warm and humid climates are always looking for ways to eliminate mold and mildew. They usually resort to covering it up, applying a fresh coat of paint to their homes and commercial buildings to rid themselves of their mildew problems, only to find that their efforts were in vain. It is important to understand that applying a coat or coats of paint to exterior surfaces will not solve their problems. Paint alone does not have any properties to eradicate the growth of mold spores, nor will paint keep spores from spreading. However, here are some things you can do to help eliminate mildew growth on exterior surfaces. Bleach It Out To kill mildew and growth on exterior surfaces that have been painted, use a TSP cleaner or bleach-based solution to treat the...mildewed wood
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How Do Oil-based Paints on Buildings Affect You and the Environment

Many cities have curtailed the issuance of new building permits, resulting in companies, as well as individuals, buying and renovating existing buildings that are sound and meet their needs. While renovation and reclamation of older, iconic commercial and residential buildings have become somewhat of a trend, repainting them may require adherence to some very specific guidelines, requiring the use of very specific paints, many of which may be oil-based. Here, we will briefly compare the pros and cons of both oil-based paints and the water-based acrylics: What are oil-based paints –  Oil-based paints may contain organic solvents, such as white spirits, alcohols, or ketones as their solvent. Organic solvents include glycol, esters, petrol-distillates, and some synthetic resins. The solvent has to evaporate in order for the paint to dry , leaving the pigment and oil behind. As the oil oxidizes, it forms a hard, protective,...painted indoor office walls with sun shining through window
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Protect and Restore with a Silicone Roof Coating

Applying a silicone coating to your residential or commercial roof will protect it and extend its life. The coating is most suitable for flat or low-sloped roofs and can be applied to almost all traditional roofing substrates. The elastic properties of silicone molecules allow the coating to flex with different pressures and varying severe weather. The coating consists of a high solids chemical mixture that is thinned out for easy application. The coating is usually applied in a single coat and has many advantages, including high resistance to ultraviolet (UV) rays , water resistance , and built-in elasticity . Silicone roof coatings are an investment to your existing roof that in many cases, create extreme value down the road as it’s a tremendous way to prolong the life of your existing roof. Protection The silicone roof coating...atop commercial building flat rooftop
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