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Five Reasons Why a Contractor Uses a Primer Before Painting
You just patched that hole in the ceiling and want to get it painted. You get some paint and slap on a couple of generous coats on the repaired surfaces and wait for it to dry. When the job is completed, you notice that the repaired damaged area doesn’t look as good as you thought it would look. A qualified painting contractor would probably have done it a little different.
It is a common misconception that paints and primer is the same thing; they are not. While (28 comments)
You know you need to get your home looking its best before listing it with an agent. There may be a long list of things to do; painting your home probably needs to be done. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders toward making a home presentable for sale. Do I need to find a contractor who can paint, or can I do it myself and save some money?
Considering Painting Yourself? How large is the area to be painted? How much time do you have to take on this project? Do you have experience with (10 comments)
In the past, painting a straight line required a steady hand and a lot of patience. The use of masking tape to create a covered surface that could be peeled away to leave a straight line was the next best thing. There were some faults in using regular masking tape. The tape couldn’t be left too long in the sun, it would leave adhesive on some surfaces, and if paint was applied too liberally, it would bleed under the tape. Things are different today.
There are colored tapes that are sold (44 comments)
Before painting surfaces that are stained from nicotine smoke, some prep work is highly recommended. To paint over surfaces without the proper preparation, will likely cause the nicotine to bleed through the final paint, AND the smell will remain. If you are going to paint, spend the time now to prepare the surface correctly. First, clean up the surfaces with TSP or equivalent cleaner. Follow the instructions, usually wipe surfaces then rinse. Were trying to get a lot of the surface stuff off here. Start getting ready for the next step while allowing surfaces to dry. Let’s prime! Priming the walls (17 comments)
painting: Don't Paint Until It Is Time To Paint - A Contractor's Plea! - 01/30/11 01:47 AM
Client thinking of paint their home this spring? Better plan on doing any repairs first. I see it much too often, homeowners wanting some repairs done after the home has been painted. I'm talking about the exterior here but it applies to the interior as well. The painting should be the last thing scheduled to be done. The final project, the final touch, the let's have a party cuz we are done! I've been called to replace some gutters, patch some stucco, repair some dry rot on trim boards - All after the exterior painting is complete. I hear "the painter noticed (3 comments)
Tom Arstingstall - Dry Rot, Water Damage General Contractor in Sacramento
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