Archive for October, 2017

Choosing The Right Ladder For Painting Your Home or Business

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Is It Interior or Exterior Work? When you are shopping for a ladder to manage a painting project, there are some specific factors that will help make the determination. The key is: Are you planning to paint inside or outside? Interior painting usually calls for a step ladder and exterior work an extension ladder. When choosing the right ladder for an interior job, keep in mind that step ladders vary by material and size, so start by figuring out the maximum height you need your ladder to Continue Reading ...

Tips For Finishing Crown Molding

Posted on: October 22, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Painting Tips, Staining Tips
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What is Crown Molding? Crown molding, a decorative trim that gracefully flares out, is typically applied along the seams where ceiling meets wall. It can also beĀ used for capping pilasters and cabinets as well as for the creation of interior and exterior door and window cornice assemblies. [caption id="attachment_752" align="alignright" width="300"] JamesDeMers / Pixabay[/caption] The ancient Greeks used molding in buildings to visually divide spaces into smaller units. Their designs Continue Reading ...

Tips for Cutting In When Painting

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Start With Good Equipment Before you start painting walls, you need to cut in the edges with a paintbrush. Cutting in happens when areas are too tight for a roller, such as in corners, along baseboard and trim, and where the wall meets the ceiling. It is a craft that requires a steady hand. According to this site: "Cutting in" is the art of drawing a straight line, separating two colors using only the paint brush - no masking tape or other aid. You often see it at the edge where a wall Continue Reading ...

Selecting the Right Primer For The Project

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Types of Primer Paint The foundation of any painting project is time spent preparing the surface. From repainting the exterior of your home to brand new sheetrock, they all require some sort of prep work. One of the most important key ingredients to this is the primer. Selecting the right primer for the project can be confusing, so let's go through some of the most common tasks: New Wood -If your wood isn't seriously stained, use a high-quality latex primer or an oil-based primer. If you Continue Reading ...