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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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How to Prep and Paint Wood Siding

on Jul 25, 2019 2:12:00 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | HOA Coatings Surface Prep
Wood siding can last for years if it is well maintained and properly cared for. Applying a fresh coat of paint every few years will keep your home looking beautiful. Knowing how to properly prepare and paint your wood siding will make the process go smoothly.
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Do Direct-to-Rust Coatings Really Work?

on Jul 18, 2019 2:15:00 PM By | Litton Parker | 0 Comments | Industrial Projects Coatings Surface Prep
A perfect paint job can completely transform the look of your house or office for less cash and in less time than any other remodeling project would do.
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How to Paint Brick the Right Way

on Jul 11, 2019 1:09:16 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | HOA Coatings Surface Prep
A brick wall adds charm and character to the interior or exterior of a house. However, it could make the area look more traditional and gloomier. If you think the brick wall doesn’t look as aesthetic as it used to in the beginning then you can get rid of it easily.
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Tips for Selecting the Perfect Primer for Your Residential Project

on May 16, 2019 2:12:00 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | HOA Coatings Surface Prep
Choosing the correct primer is an essential part of producing professional looking painted walls. The primer you choose will change the way the paint lays on the surface, how the color dries, and much more. Failure to properly prime your walls could spell disaster for your residential paint project. That's why we've put together some tips for choosing the correct primer for your home. 
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Penetrating Sealers for Exterior Concrete

on Mar 29, 2019 1:45:00 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Commercial Painting Waterproofing Coatings Surface Prep
When looking through different kinds of sealers for exterior concrete, there are a few things to keep in mind. We are here to help you to understand what the differences are between different types of concrete sealers and which is best to use in exterior situations.
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Priming Commercial Surfaces and Its Importance

on Mar 25, 2019 12:30:00 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Surface Prep
If you are thinking about taking on a commercial painting project but are unsure what steps you need to take first, you are not alone. Many do not know or understand that certain preparations should be done before you can start painting.
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