Sanding Interior Trim before Painting– is it Really that Important?

On May 2, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By , , With Comments Off on Sanding Interior Trim before Painting– is it Really that Important?

Sanding is a lot of work, but is it really that necessary? In some conditions, yes, it is inescapable. In other cases, it’s optional. First, the must do sanding scenario: oil trim, no matter what you intend to paint over the oil, it must be sanded first. Oil paint dries…

Top 5 Questions your Painting Contract Should Answer

On April 26, 2016, Posted by , In Exterior Home Painting,Painting,Painting Project, By , With Comments Off on Top 5 Questions your Painting Contract Should Answer

This is really pedestrian level material, but everyone’s a painter now so why not? Besides, I admire those who stand athwart the degradation of language; I gladly count myself among them. Especially when it comes to holding bandito painting contractors to account for the drubbing they’ve caused the reputation of…

Why are Some Painting Bids Half the Cost of Others?

On April 14, 2016, Posted by , In Exterior Home Painting,Painting Project, By , With Comments Off on Why are Some Painting Bids Half the Cost of Others?

This question comes up all the time, the ensuing conversation has become second nature to me it happens so often. What’s the answer to that question? The answer is simple: price differences come from 2 sources: the company structure, and the quality assumed in the proposal. Since the quality assumed…

When is the Best Time to Pressure Wash?

On April 9, 2016, Posted by , In Exterior Home Painting,Painting Project, By , , With Comments Off on When is the Best Time to Pressure Wash?

The Top 10 Pressure Washing mistakes- Exterior Home Painting All paint manufacturers say about the same thing when it comes to surface prep, more or less – Clean, Dry, Dull. That means in addition to all your scraping, sanding and prepping and filling and caulking, you need to clean the…

The Big 3 Ingredients that make up a Painting Project

On April 7, 2016, Posted by , In Painting Project, By , With Comments Off on The Big 3 Ingredients that make up a Painting Project

Speed, Quality, Price; Pick any 2 you like. In my cartoon bubble, you can’t have it all, you only get 2 of these 3; like Vegas – one of them goes to the house. I want to contract a fence so I get 3 bids: the first salesman pitches his…

Exterior House Painting – How You Can Know What You’re Buying Beforehand

On March 25, 2016, Posted by , In trim painting professional, By , With Comments Off on Exterior House Painting – How You Can Know What You’re Buying Beforehand

I have to admit, sometimes a cheap paint job looks pretty good when it’s done, in fact, without knowing what was done a bad paint job can look a lot like a good paint job. Sometimes even with close scrutiny it is difficult to determine. How can this be? The…

The Top 5 Most Common Problems With Painting Projects

On March 14, 2016, Posted by , In trim painting professional, By , With Comments Off on The Top 5 Most Common Problems With Painting Projects

It’s Just Painting; What Could Go Wrong? Ok, time to talk about the other elephant in the room (the first one being how much does a good paint job cost?), this one is: what can go wrong with paint jobs? Well, in my cartoon bubble, a paint job is the…

How Much does Quality Painting and Wood Finishing Work Cost?

On March 3, 2016, Posted by , In Painting, By , , With Comments Off on How Much does Quality Painting and Wood Finishing Work Cost?

How much does quality painting and wood finishing work cost? The short answer is: just as everything else – more than most of us want to pay. But, like just about everything else, you can pay less – sometimes much less. And, of course, along with everything else we purchase,…

Trim Painting Short Cuts – Why you Should Avoid Them

On February 25, 2016, Posted by , In trim painting professional, By , With Comments Off on Trim Painting Short Cuts – Why you Should Avoid Them

Our take on trim painting, in a nutshell: traditional. Great prep, very clean, use the best tools and materials. Anybody can do this, most of us have already so what’s the big deal? Shortcuts, that’s the big deal. Seems like there are shortcuts to everything these days and painting is…

Touch up Painting Tips to Get Your House Through The Holidays

On December 12, 2015, Posted by , In Painting, By , With Comments Off on Touch up Painting Tips to Get Your House Through The Holidays

Sometimes there isn’t time to paint the whole house – or even whole rooms – before guests arrive for holiday festivities; in such cases, touching up is almost always better than doing nothing. There are a few tips to bear in mind when you set out on your touch up…