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Recognize and Repair Wood Rot to Keep Your Home or Building in Good Condition

Wood rot occurs when wood is exposed to a combination of oxygen, moisture, and fungi. You can expect that spores of wood-rotting fungi will be seeking ideal growing conditions wherever wood is used, including your home or building. Preventing wood rot is key to protecting your real estate. Prevention requires protecting wood used in construction from the elements. A few ways to protect wood against wood rot include: Using decay-resistant or pressure-treated lumber for decks.Exterior wood wall planks should be stained or painted on all sides before assembly.Do not let anything lean against wood siding, particularly old wood pieces or ladders. After construction, protection is equally important. A fresh coat of paint can keep out the air and moisture spores need in order to grow. Property owners need to be aware of wood rot no matter...wood rotting due to old, peeling paint and water damage
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Common Causes of Cracked and Peeling Commercial Paint

A brand-new coat of paint keeps your business look fresh and inviting. Cracking, bubbling, and peeling are signs of improper maintenance and can detract from your curb appeal. Learn how to protect your commercial building by avoiding these causes of cracked, peeling paint. Causes of Bubbling A bubble is a sign that your paint film has lost its adhesion. Many of these causes are due to improper paint application. Here are common mistakes that amateur painters make when they paint a professional building: Painting on a humid, hot dayApplying paint to a damp surfaceUsing oil-based paint over latex paint A bubble soon peels away and exposes the base layer or the raw material underneath. This can cause moisture to enter the exterior of your building and damage your siding. Cracking and Peeling Causes Cracking and peeling...major painting
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Painting with Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year

Every year, Pantone announces a new color of the year. For 2020, Pantone's Color of the Year is Classic Blue, a deep, tried-and-true shade that lives up to its name. Although Pantone's color matching system helps designers select specific colors, the Color of the Year often sets the pop culture mood for the year, influencing fashion, décor, and paint selection. If you’re thinking about repainting or re-designing your home or office, consider incorporating classic blue to stay on trend! Classic Blue Paint for Residential Buildings Interior Since classic blue is a shade that looks like the sky before it turns black, you might consider this color in a bedroom. Blue is already known for being a restful shade, and with this color's deep tone, classic blue can feel ultra-dreamy. Blue is often a popular bathroom color...living room freshly painted with pantones color of the year
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6 Signs of a Bad Drywall Installation

Properly installed and painted drywall can help your rooms look like they belong in an interior design magazine. However, when drywall is not installed properly, rooms will look cheap and shoddy. Unfortunately, there are so many finishing methods that it can be hard to know what the finished product should look like. Signs Your Drywall was Not Properly Installed Certain imperfections are expected at lower levels of finish, but there are several flaws which are never acceptable in a quality installation job. These include: Visible joints Visible nail and screw holes Uneven corners Rough surfacesCrooked panels Sagging ceilings How to Repair Bad Drywall Step 1. Gather the Tools Your drywall repair toolkit should consist of an inside-corner knife, utility knife, flexible knives in widths of 3, 6 and 8 inches, a hammer, a screwdriver, a drywall...professional painter repairing damaged drywall
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The Importance of a Well-Designed Breakroom

While sometimes overlooked, breakrooms are an important and useful space in office buildings. The most successful companies recognize the importance of giving their employees a space where they can recharge for a few minutes and return to work reinvigorated. Read on to learn more about the importance of having a well-designed break room and current break room design trends. Advantages of a Well-Designed Breakroom There are several advantages of having a well-designed break room. Short social interactions in a relaxing, comfortable space has been shown to boost crucial cognitive functions among employees, such as planning, reasoning, memory and decision making. It also proves you care about your employees' well-being, improving work morale and loyalty drastically. Moreover, it promotes cohesion within your teams and among the teams of your departments, ultimately increasing productivity and communication. Current Design...newly redesigned and painted breakroom in office building
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