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4 Key Steps for Preparing the Exterior of Your Home for Paint

A project for a fresh new coat of paint for your house is a challenging yet rewarding endeavor when properly executed. Although we all are excited to get into the paint and start applying it to the home, there are some essential steps that need to be completed prior to ever opening a paint can. In the industry, we call this the “prep phase,” which refers to the preparation that needs to be done to the exterior of the house to ensure the coating properly adheres to the substrate, so you get the most performance from your paint product as possible.1. Clean the HouseThe most common fear among homeowners when dealing with paint is paint failure. Paint failure is often caused by someone not applying the appropriate product to the right substrate or applying a product...exterior of house prepared for painting
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How to Handle Bad Painters

 To have a professional paint job completed is a big task. When you hire a contractor or company to handle the work, you want to be sure you’re getting the best. If you feel like you’re getting poor quality, here is how to handle it.Be MotivationalIf you’re dealing with a bad painting company, you may want to try the motivational route. Keep in mind that no matter the company, their reputation matters. When speaking to the company, let them know that you plan to post a detailed review on a variety of review sites. Keep it specific and let them know that you plan to write on the following:Angie’s ListYelpBetter Business BureauHome AdvisorGoogle PlacesIf they refuse to offer you the service that you deserve, you can let them politely know that you will be giving a...Professional Paint Co
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Repaint Your Warehouse and Get Rid of Unappealing Peeling Paint

It is inevitable that over the course of time, your warehouse will require painting. Flaking, peeling paint, fading colors, and hairline cracks in the old paint are some of the tell-tale signs that your warehouse would benefit from a new paint job.Regardless of the extent of the damage or the underlying causes, if left untreated, further issues, such as mildew, mold and fungal growth, condensation, and severe pest infestations can occur.Proper PreparationTo ensure that the new paint adheres properly, the area will require proper prep work. During an inspection of your premises, pay close attention to leaks, water stains, drips, and any other signs of water infiltration. Finding the cause of the problem and getting it fixed will also be required prior to wall prep or painting.Common Causes of Peeling and Flaking PaintAged paintExcessive drynessWater infiltration...freshly painted warehouse
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Selling Your Home? Increase Its Market Value with a Fresh Paint Job

When thinking about selling your house, you are more than likely also thinking about receiving an acceptable offer. The first thing most experienced realtors will tell you is that a fresh coat of paint for both the exterior and interior of your home is one of the best ways to increase your home's market value.First Impressions CountOne of the first things a potential buyer notices about your house is the paint. A paint job that is chipping and flaking or a faded exterior/interior can turn a buyer off and cause you to lose the sale.Aside from the fact that painting your house is one of the least expensive improvements, it can also increase the selling price of your house by as much as $6,000.Exterior Paint "Rule of Thumb"The "Rule of Thumb" to keep in mind on sale with freshly painted exterior
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Effectively Managing Your Next Office Remodel

Remodeling can create more efficient use of available space and has helped many companies save the cost of negotiating a new lease, relocation of assets, loss of valuable employees due to relocation, as well as the downtime required to make the move.Although relocating may be what your company needs due to unexpected growth and the need to hire more personnel, if you are looking to upgrade your offices and utilize wasted space or space that is no longer serving its original purpose, then remodeling may be your best option.Strategy & PlanningStrategically planning for a remodel is a critical first step. Unless you have unlimited resources, analyzing what needs you are attempting to fulfill will save you a lot of frustration and money in the long run. As an example, if you are a consulting firm and...freshly remodeled and painted office in commercial building
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