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Preserving the Past: Painting Historic Buildings

on Oct 17, 2019 2:12:00 PM By | Jason Parker | 0 Comments | Commercial Painting Coatings Surface Prep
Historic buildings require extra care when it comes to painting and restoration. Old paints, although very beautiful, can begin to deteriorate due to exposure to sunlight and humidity. Before starting any painting project, you will need to thoroughly research the building's history, finding out as much as you can about the types of paints used. You will also want to learn what colors were popular during the time the building was at its zenith.
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Things to Consider When Painting Your Restaurant

on Oct 14, 2019 12:12:00 PM By | Jason Parker | 2 Comments | Commercial Painting Coatings Surface Prep
When people enter a restaurant, most don't take the time to critique the walls. What they will notice, however, is if the paint color is off or if the walls are dirty looking. If you are considering painting your restaurant, there are several things you will need to think about before you undertake the project. Before you start, you will want to determine what type of result you want to end up with. In most cases, this adds up to being pleasing to the eye, easy to clean, and above all, as little downtime as possible.
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Painting Around Customers: How to Not Deter Shoppers

on Oct 7, 2019 1:44:00 PM By | Litton Parker | 1 Comment | Commercial Painting Surface Prep Safety
Painting any type of area in a retail store can be a challenge. The key is to be able to complete the work without disrupting the flow of customers and preventing them from having access to the items they need. Any time you take on an activity that can disrupt your customers, you increase your liability. If you plan on undertaking a painting project, you will have to take the necessary precautions to keep your customers safe while you work.
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What to do With Outdated Wallpaper in Your New Home

on Sep 30, 2019 12:12:00 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | HOA Surface Prep residential
Wallpaper that is more than a few years old can be a nightmare if you want to re-do your home or if you need to upgrade its look so it can be sold. Keeping the old wallpaper in place can date your home making it look old and out of style. There are several ways you can handle this sticky situation. It will depend on how much time you want to invest in the process and how creative you can be.
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Painting Ideas to Modernize Your Home

on Sep 26, 2019 2:12:00 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | HOA Coatings Surface Prep
If you are looking to add a modern touch to your home décor, there are several paint projects you can take on that will add a unique look to each room. Use a different technique or combination of techniques throughout your home. With the right paint and a few tools, you can turn your home into a showcase for modern and avant garde design.
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5 Ideas to Make an Interesting Statement When Painting Your Ceilings

on Sep 16, 2019 1:52:06 PM By | Litton Parker | 0 Comments | HOA Coatings Surface Prep
Ceilings are often overlooked as a focal point for a room. The way they are painted actually plays a huge role in how the rest of the room turns out. With the right paint, you can brighten a room or add to its colorful charm. If you want to tone a room down, your ceiling can help with that as well. With today's decorating trends, ceilings don't have to be boring anymore. The right idea and a little creativity, your ceiling can make a bold and unforgettable statement.
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5 Most Popular Faux Finishes for Different Styles

on Aug 13, 2019 2:12:00 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Coatings Surface Prep
Faux finishes offer a unique touch to any décor. They can be used to accentuate a modern or retro décor or to enhance a Renaissance-type look. Some are more trendy than others and can actually create an environment that works well for families with small children. Some faux finish techniques can be used in close proximity to one another creating a blended effect. Others may work well with a solid color anchor wall to help balance the room.
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Faux Techniques and Painting for Interior Surfaces

on Aug 5, 2019 2:02:00 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | HOA Coatings Surface Prep
When you want to paint over surfaces that are textured or are covered with old wallpaper, you need to use a technique that allows you to create a new “surface” that will cover the old. Applying a good coat of latex primer and then multiple coats of a matte or flat finish may help, it can still leave some of the textured appearance behind. Faux techniques can be used to add little depth to the surface, covering up textures and creating a unique look.
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Prepping and Painting Stucco: What You Need to Know

on Jul 30, 2019 11:55:00 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | HOA Coatings Surface Prep
Stucco is a wonderful finish to the exterior of your home, but over time the weather and age can make it look a little tired. Whether you need a repaint to spruce it up, or you are wanting to change the color of your home entirely, you want the best finish possible. After all, it’s the first thing anyone notices when approaching your home, and you want that to look inviting.
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