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Safest lead-based paint removal method to use?

When using any of the usual paint removal methods expect a messy, time-consuming process with health and safety threats. These methods include mechanical, heat and chemical means to remove coatings. Mechanical methods (sanding, blasting, hand tools) create a lot of dust. Heat tools make gummy, sticky goo and gives off toxic fumes. Chemical strippers have… Continue Reading

Paint color ideas for 2014

The 2014 color choices are out from the major manufacturers. These recently released interior and exterior color ideas can help you if you are wondering what the “in colors” are. The discovery you will make is not everyone agrees on the same color. Sherwin Williams selected a grayish plum color “Exclusive Plum” #6263. It is… Continue Reading

The beauty of wood

Wood: Wood comes from trees, a plant, which in general terms needs water, air and sunlight to live and grow. As a finisher, I beautify and protect this fibrous structured tissue from the very things it has been keeping it alive. When stained the wood highlights the patterns and densities this material has hidden until… Continue Reading

Avoid Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Paint

Avoid Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in paint because they are emitted off-gases that are harmful to the human body. One might sense eye, nose and throat irritation initially. Headaches, lack of coordination and nausea tend to follow. More permanent damage to liver, kidney and the central nervous system are why we avoid them at the… Continue Reading

No Comparison: Spraying gets paint on the wall fast!

Some only compare a single application method against another – say brush and roll against the spray application. Fact is there is no comparison when it comes to getting the paint out of the bucket and on the wall. The airless spray method will always win. Yet some believe themselves to be the folklore hero “John… Continue Reading

What a painted surface should look like:

A properly painted surface is one uniform in appearance, color and sheen. In addition, it is free of foreign material, lumps, skins, runs, sags, holidays, misses, strikethroughs or insufficient coverage. The surface has no drips, spatters, spills or overspray that was caused by the GP&D workforce. Compliance to meet these criteria is viewed without magnification… Continue Reading

How to test or check paint adhesion

One of those first things you need to do to ensure that the new coat of paint will not fail is to test or check paint adhesion. Depending on what was previously applied, the condition of the surface and what results you desire determines the type of paint / stain you choose. Generally speaking latexes do… Continue Reading

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