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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 sheet rock, 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 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 face lift, 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 ...

Priming Your Walls Before Painting – The Most Important Step!

In most cases, the steps that are taken to prepare for a task are almost as time consuming as the actual undertaking. Painting is no different. If you try to skip the prep work, you will regret how much more time you will spend on touch ups, and you will probably spend more money because you will have to apply way more paint layers than necessary. Preparation includes cleaning  the walls, sanding rough spots, taping off the areas you don't want to paint, and moving or covering furniture. Continue Reading ...

Tricks for Painting a Front Door

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One way to spruce up the exterior of your house inexpensively is to paint your front door. However, painting a door isn't as easy as it sounds. As always, the effort spent getting ready for the project is more time consuming that the actual paint job. One of the first factors you need to think about is what color of paint and its sheen. A handy application that will assist in choosing exterior or interior colors is the Paint My Place app. It lets you upload a picture of the space and Continue Reading ...

How to Prevent Peeling Paint

There are a number of reasons paint cracks and peels. The timing of the paint job is critical, as the temperature can't be too cold or hot, and you have to check the weather forecast for wind and rain, as moisture and high humidity can lead to poor adhesion. Other problems can have to do with a lack of preparation, such as not sanding, scraping old paint, or cleaning the walls before starting your project. Also, if there has been long-term moisture penetration, this can make your paint job Continue Reading ...

Deciding What Type of Roller to Paint With

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One question that gets asked a lot at the local home improvement store is "What type of roller do I need?" It's understandable, since there is always an overabundance of choices, and if you don't pick the right type it will make your project more difficult. A straight forward answer would be that the more rough the surface, the thicker nap you want your roller cover to have. If you have a completely smooth area, a roller with very little nap works best. Roller cover thickness ranges Continue Reading ...