Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts for Cabinet Painting – a 20 year Compilation

On May 29, 2016, Posted by , In Painting Project, By , With Comments Off on Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts for Cabinet Painting – a 20 year Compilation

Cabinet painting – without equal, this is the most challenging of all painting projects around the house, it’s a job worthy of respect and research, not to be undertaken lightly except in the case where scores of coats of paint have already been slathered across the doors and drawer fronts…

How Often Should You Refinish Your Denver Deck?

On May 17, 2016, Posted by , In Painting Project, By , With Comments Off on How Often Should You Refinish Your Denver Deck?

I’m not going to say it depends, that’s punting. I’m going to say every 2 years – for horizontal surfaces anyway. Verticals can go longer, maybe 4-5 years if they’re not south facing, full exposure. What’s happening on the horizontals is UV damage, rain, snow, foot traffic from people, dogs,…

Can Metal Clad Windows be Painted?

On May 10, 2016, Posted by , In Painting Project, By , With Comments Off on Can Metal Clad Windows be Painted?

Why would you want to? And will they Last? First, why? 2 main reasons: ugly, and expensive. Aged metal windows are ugly, and new windows are really expensive. So, paint ‘em up! Here in sunny Denver, it doesn’t take long for aluminum windows to oxidize, turn chalky and start looking…

Painting Exterior Brick in Denver

On May 6, 2016, Posted by , In Exterior Home Painting,Painting Project, By , With Comments Off on Painting Exterior Brick in Denver

The Case for Painting Exterior Brick in Denver – Denver is a brick town, always has been. Our cup hath run over with clay, and the clay doth begot brick, and the brick begot hearth, and hearth begot home, etc. etc. And then it rained… Let’s be frank, there’s a…

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…