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How to Store Paint for Future Use

Buying exactly the right amount of paint you need for any home improvement project is practically impossible. It’s also inadvisable, given the inevitability of subsequent dings and chips. Whether painting your home’s interior or exterior, it’s always wise to keep a little surplus paint to …

Spraying vs. Brushing: Which is Better?

Over the years, the painting profession has been transformed by all manner of weird and wonderful innovations. One of the most wonderful of all being the paint sprayer, which has since been adopted by the vast majority of professional contractors. Rudimentary in its initial form, …

How to Remove Lead Paint Safely

A brief disclaimer to begin with – we generally recommend against the DIY approach to removing lead paint. This applies to interior and exterior painted surfaces alike, due to the risks associated with lead inhalation. Unless you are 100% confident in your capabilities to get …

What is the Best Weather for Painting Outdoors?

It’s that time of year again when attention instinctively turns to long-overdue exterior painting projects. Whether planning on giving your entire home a fresh lick of paint or simply sprucing up your shed, there’s no better time than right now to get to it. That …

What’s the Best Way to Remove Paint from Metal?

Many (if not most) exterior painting projects begin with removing existing coats of paints. A process that can be anything from a walk in the park to an all-out nightmare, depending on the materials you’re working with. Painted metal, for example, has the potential to …

Is it Necessary to Sand Between Coats of Paint?

All painters – professional or otherwise – have their own preferred approach.  But there are nonetheless several standards that form the basis of a quality paint job. The golden rules of effective painting, if you like. One of which is to create a slightly rough …

The Full Lowdown on Primer: Necessary or Not?

Attempting to paint certain surfaces without first applying a coat of primer is a recipe for disaster. Something that applies to exterior and interior painting projects alike, for which primer is almost always essential. Also referred to as primer paint, primer serves a whole bunch …

Why Do My Hardwood Floors Always Look Dull?

Painted wooden flooring can look absolutely fantastic. One of the biggest benefits of a hardwood floor is the way in which it paves the way for experimentation with all kinds of colors. But at the same time, some would argue that there’s nothing quite like …

Why Your Spray Painting is Never Up to Scratch

On the surface, spray painting seems like a fool-proof no-brainer. You simply grab a can, point it at the material you need to paint and hit the button. Pretty easy, right? Or so it seems, as the fine art of spray painting can actually be …

3 Things You Need To Do Before Painting Your Home’s Exterior

Admittedly, right now does not tend to be the time most people are thinking about exterior painting. As touched upon in a few previous posts, the early spring months do (occasionally) bring surprisingly amicable painting conditions. Just as long as the temperature isn’t too low, …