Tape Off the Carpet
Feb02

Tape Off the Carpet

Many professional painters will carefully slip their painting masking tape under the baseboards when painting them so as to not get paint on the carpet or other floor covering. This is a good way to be able to trim baseboards excellently and at an efficient speed, but the actual masking is time-consuming and sometimes doesn’t create a seep-proof seal between the baseboard and the carpet or other floor covering. Another method...

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You Can Do It Best… By Yourself!
Jan25

You Can Do It Best… By Yourself!

Why don’t you give the guy a call that does that? Because you don’t need that guy! You can absolutely do it yourself. It’s true, DIY isn’t as hard as some would make you believe. We suggest leaving the electrical work and the water work to the electricians and plumbers, but anything else, why not… give it a try, just go slow, investigate and enjoy yourself. You’ll find it’s not so difficult and you’ll be able to tell y our...

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Paint and Primer in one product… Is That Real?
Jan19

Paint and Primer in one product… Is That Real?

Do paint products that are considered a “Paint and Primer” in one product actually have primer mixed in? No. These types of products do not actually have primer mixed into them. The “Paint and Primer” products use quality resins that allow for good adhesion. This helps to eliminate the use of primers in most circumstances. Please note that primers may be needed in special cases. Contact us about specific painting situations as there...

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Painting Tip About Masking
Jan18

Painting Tip About Masking

Why does the paint on my freshly painted wall peel off when I remove the masking tape from the trimmed areas? Masking tape or even “Painter’s tape” may tend to stick to fresh coatings if not removed shortly after painting or pulled improperly from the surface. When the paint is applied to the walls, it will inevitably cover over the tape as well. As the paint starts to dry, it will start to adhere to the wall as well as the...

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White Distilled Vinegar… Who Knew?
Jul01

White Distilled Vinegar… Who Knew?

Most everyone knows that ordinary white distilled vinegar can be a powerful and safe cleaner around the house. It’s acidity makes it useful in many way. So, it hit me that there was a use in my house that would be perfect for vinegar! Our shower head had gotten so clogged that there were actually portions of the shower head where no water was coming out. I couldn’t believe that vinegar would clear it up at first, but everything...

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Painting Question… Is This Latex or Alkyd?
Jun26

Painting Question… Is This Latex or Alkyd?

You can take some denatured alcohol or fingernail polish on a cloth and lightly rub it on an inconspicuous test area. If the paint softens and is easily removed, then it is a latex paint. If the paint does not really seem to be affected by the test, it is typically an alkyd coating.

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