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Painting Metal Panels

Posted on: February 4, 2018 by in Attributed Blog, Exterior Paint, Painting Tips
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One advantage of a metal building is not having to regularly repaint it as opposed to other siding materials. However, at some point, the owner may way to change the color for one reason or another. In addition, the paint may become faded by the sun or damaged and rusted, requiring repairs. While metal building panels can be coated in any color by the manufacturer, you can always paint the metal as needed. Painting metal panels necessitates unique techniques compared to most surfaces. Continue Reading ...

How To Protect Yourself From Paint Fumes

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Avoiding Paint Fumes When painting outdoors, the natural air flow usually takes care of the overwhelming smell of fresh paint. However, when painting indoors, you need to protect yourself from paint fumes. [caption id="attachment_978" align="alignright" width="300"] MamaShaw / Pixabay[/caption] Even exterior painting can require some protection depending on where your project is located. If there isn't any breeze to help remove the paint smell, then your lungs could be filling up with Continue Reading ...

Exterior Color Trends 2018

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Planning Your Exterior Design In last week's blog, we wrote about the top 2018 color trends for interior schemes so this week we decided to highlight the outside of your home. Paint [caption id="attachment_951" align="alignright" width="300"] Comfreak / Pixabay[/caption] manufacturers spend a lot of time and effort studying what color hues are going to be popular each year, but predicting the future isn't easy. A major factor in color schemes has to do with your location. From quaint Continue Reading ...

How Cold Is Too Cold To Paint?

Posted on: December 18, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Exterior Paint, Interior Paint, Painting Tips
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Saving all of your painting projects for warmer months isn't always feasible.  There are tasks that come up that need to be addressed, no matter what the local Denver forecast is. So at what temperature does it become too cold to paint?  It completely depends on the type of project. Indoor painting is something you can do anytime, but you want to be sure your space is well ventilated. [caption id="attachment_932" align="alignright" width="300"] StockSnap / Pixabay[/caption] However, Continue Reading ...

Prepping A Weathered Pallet For Painting

Posted on: November 12, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Exterior Paint, Painting Tips
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Using old pallets to create a variety of unique items is a very popular craft these days. From a treasure chest to a coffee table to a wooden gate, pallet art possibilities are endless. [caption id="attachment_775" align="alignright" width="300"] MichaelGaida / Pixabay[/caption] Just type the word "pallet" on sites like Pinterest and you will see tons of ideas from creative people. Many of the images link to directions on how to make the item, offering many resources to satisfy your Continue Reading ...

The Art of Painting A Football Field

Posted on: November 5, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Exterior Paint, Painting Tips
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Athletic Field Markings This might be a little off topic from our usual home improvement articles, but since it's football season and I'm a big fan, this is something that I have always been curious about. The art that is executed on the field with team logos, yard lines & numbers, and hash marks is accomplished with such precision, so I did some research to see how it is managed. [caption id="attachment_768" align="alignright" width="300"] skeeze / Pixabay[/caption] One factor that Continue Reading ...

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 ...

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 ...

Exterior Painting Tips for Fall

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Autumn Maintenance For Your Home The fall season can be an excellent time to spruce up the exterior of your Colorado home. A fresh coat of paint can transform your home's appearance and protect it throughout the harsh winter months. [caption id="attachment_730" align="alignright" width="300"] StockSnap / Pixabay[/caption] If you've been putting off giving your home a facelift, now might be the time. However, there are some precautions to consider. For example, you should avoid Continue Reading ...

What To Do After A Hail Storm

Posted on: July 16, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Exterior Paint, Home Maintenance
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This summer's weather has been brutal for homes, cars, and businesses in Denver. Mother Nature has been on a rampage and the hail storms have been taking their toll. There have been 19 reports of hail in the Denver metro area so far this summer and the largest stones were 2.75 inches in diameter. From broken windows to flooding to cars being pummeled, there has been a lot of damage, which means a mass of insurance claims. This report from The Denver Post highlights the cost of the May 8, Continue Reading ...