tallahassee: Why is pressure cleaning important? - 03/19/10 02:44 AM
Don't feel cheated if your house has started looking like sky is pouring dust and ash. It's not the realtor's fault; neither the company's which painted the exteriors. It's the air, or rather the atmosphere, quite literally.
The pollutants and suspended particles, mildew and dirt wreak havoc on the exterior of your home. The fence, driveway, sidewalks and decks seem to be the favorites of glutinous dirt that doesn't go with regular cleaning routines. With dust and mold settled all over, your house might look like it needs a coat of fresh paint pretty soon. But that's not the only way … (3 comments)

tallahassee: Why hire a professional to pressure wash? - 03/18/10 07:58 AM
In some instances, doing things yourself can save money and time, but not when it comes to important home maintenance like pressure washing. It's far cheaper to hire a professional business to do your home's pressure washing, as you won't need to buy the special equipment they use to get it done. Pressure washing if not handled properly can cause serious damages to your property or worse your children or pets. Using a professional pressure cleaning service also saves time, as you won't have to spend hours doing it yourself. Finally, the results will last much longer.
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tallahassee: New Lead Paint Regulations - 03/12/10 07:15 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection  Agency is enforcing the law that requires contracts that disturb lead-based paint in homes built before 1978 follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.  That dust can cause ill health effects, especially in children.  Symptoms of lead poisoning include learning disabilities, behavioral problems, hearing loss, even organ failure.  Many contractors spending the time and money to become certified to follow lead safe practices also worry the added costs will force customers to turn to shady contractors willing to break the law.
Tallahassee's RiverKing Custom Painting is currently in the process of updating our EPA certification to … (0 comments)

tallahassee: Pressure Cleaning - 02/05/10 01:06 AM
Pressure cleaning (or pressure washing) is an effective and necessary way to keep your Tallahassee home or business looking its best. It also can prolong the life of painted surfaces and wood structures. RiverKing Custom Painting has been helping Tallahassee stay clean for over 20 years.

tallahassee: Brick Walkways and Patios - 01/29/10 04:38 AM
Brick patios and walkways add beauty and grace to your Tallahassee home's landscaping. But mildew, chemicals, grease stains, moss, mud and more, can accumulate. A good pressure wash can remove these spots and bring out their original beauty! … (2 comments)

tallahassee: Exterior Color - 01/18/10 05:22 AM
If you are looking for an exterior paint color for your Tallahassee home, consider other aspects of your house such as the color of the roof, deck and other structures.

tallahassee: Don't Procrastinate - 01/11/10 02:09 AM
Don’t put off repainting your home for too long, it could cost you more in the long run. Extreme weather, wet or dry, can accelerate paint fatigue, siding damage and water damage. Don’t procrastinate. It doesn’t pay! … (0 comments)

tallahassee: Colors - 01/08/10 01:26 AM
When choosing colors take note of the other things in the room such as artwork, furniture, floors etc. If you’re not planning on buying new things for the entire room, choose a paint color that compliments these aspects of the room to emphasize the objects that are already there.

tallahassee: Colors - 01/07/10 03:29 AM
Consider the psychological effects of colors. Paint colors can change to feel of the room (for example, warm colors like red, orange and yellow make a room inviting while dark colors can make a room appear smaller). Think of what type of activities you do in the room you are repainting and choose a color that is appropriate for each room based on this. … (1 comments)

tallahassee: Exterior Stain - 01/05/10 03:53 AM
Exterior stains are available in latex- or oil-based formulas. Unlike paint, no primer is needed. However, exterior stains will need to be reapplied more often than paint. There are two types of exterior stain:Solid color or opaque stains have less pigment than regular paint but more pigment than a transparent stain. These stains allow the wood's texture to show, but not the wood grain. They are the consistency of a thin paint.Semitransparent or transparent stains are thinner than opaque stains. These penetrating stains are formulated to allow the texture and the grain to show through. Differing degrees of pigmentation from clear … (1 comments)

tallahassee: Dark Rooms - 01/04/10 03:34 AM
Although painting a room a dark color is not typical, there are many reasons why you might consider it. It can add drama and visual interest to any space. Before you paint your walls a dark color, make sure that you have other elements of your design that help support and balance the impact.

tallahassee: Evaluate the Situation - 12/31/09 12:54 AM
Always begin with an evaluation of the general state of the total exterior paint job of your home. If there is significant chipping, flaking, or other areas where the paint is failing, it's probably time to paint the entire home. Talk to a painting contractor who has experience in painting a house about getting your paint job scheduled right away. … (0 comments)

tallahassee: Do it Right! - 12/30/09 12:42 AM
Proper preparation, the right choice of paint, and proper application, are the only sure-fire ways to ensure that your new paint job will last for years to come.

tallahassee: Water Damage - 12/28/09 01:41 AM
If the trim on your Tallahassee home is showing signs of water damage it’s most likely because it was not properly caulked, primed or painted. If water is getting behind the trim, it may be getting into other areas of your home and may be causing more serious problems. Have it checked sooner rather than later.

tallahassee: Paint to Sell - 12/14/09 01:17 AM
First impressions make a huge difference when selling a home. One of the best ways to make your house shine is to apply a fresh coat of paint inside and out. New paint gives the home a clean look and tells buyers that the house is in "move-in" condition. It could quickly pay off in the faster sale of your home— possibly at a higher price.
Before putting your house on the market, consider these tips for freshening up your abode with paint:
Select neutral colors Neutral colors harmonize with almost any décor. For exteriors, keep it simple with white or … (4 comments)

tallahassee: Choose a Primer - 12/10/09 04:07 AM
If you buy an expensive high-quality paint, you expect it to stick around for a while. However, high-quality paint is formulated to work with a primer. Primers allow the paint to grip better and stay around longer. Sure, they may cost a little more up front, but primers will save you money (and time) in the long run. When you purchase primer, make sure you purchase the right kind for the job. Do I need a primer? Primers seal porous surfaces like bare wallboard and sealing water borne stains and tannin stains. Some primers are specially designed to adhere to glossy … (0 comments)

tallahassee: Cleaning Up - Exterior - 12/01/09 02:24 AM
Cleaning Up - Exterior
By Sherwin Williams
Clean-up procedures depend largely on the paint you use. Here are guidelines for cleaning up. To maximize your investment on painting tools, make sure to clean them right after use.
Latex Paints
•·             Clean any spills before they dry with a paper towel dampened with water.
•·             Clean brushes, rollers and other tools with soap and water.
•·             After cleaning, flush spraying equipment with mineral spirits to prevent rusting. Follow manufacturer's safety recommendations when using mineral spirits.
Oil/Alkyd Paints
•·             Clean any spills before they dry with a paper towel dampened with mineral spirits … (0 comments)

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