Unlicenced Contractors Cost Less?

Home owners and unlicensed contractors. Why not use an unlicensed contractor if you can save money? Hire Joe. Joe says he can do your job for half of the price you got from the licensed contractor you got a bid from. If one of the scenarios below plays out what can you do? You give…

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Spring painting reminder

Time to check the outside of your home to protect it from the coming summer sun and monsoon rains. Look for peeling paint on exterior wood. Or worse, no paint at all. Unprotected wood may not last another year unless you get it covered up. Painted wood trim should have at least two coats of…

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Painting in cold or damp weather

Painting in cold or damp weather. First off, keep your paint at room temperature. Cold paint usually thickens and is hard to work with. You can thin it sparingly, knowing that as it warms up, it will become overly thin. This is important on days that the temperature is going to substantially warm up. Read…

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Unlicensed contractors.

Home owners and unlicensed contractors. Why not use an unlicensed contractor if you can save money? Hire Joe. Joe says he can do your job for half of the price you got from the licensed contractor you got a bid from. If one of the scenarios below plays out what can you do? You give…

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How electrostatic painting works

  How electrostatic painting works Electrostatic painting is an application method for painting metal. From gates and fences to file cabinets. Very little overspray allows painting in a finished environment. Offices, balconies and backyard pools are just a few of the areas the electrostatic painting is an advantage. The concept is to draw the paint…

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Do it yourself color coordinating.

Most designers agree that there are two basic families of color. Warm and cool colors, if you will. How is a layman to know the difference? What goes with what? Here is a simple formula that I use and share. This applies to the clothes you choose to wear and the rooms you choose to…

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Painting and relaxation

I see a lot of articles on painting pictures for relaxation. Not many on painting your house. Who has time for a new hobby? There are a lot of people with stress, no money and no time. Many have a house to maintain. Many have a rented home or an apartment that they have lived…

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Painting in the Monsoon season.

Painting during the Monsoons is a day by day guessing game. You can’t always put off your painting project because it looks like rain. If you did you’d spend a lot of afternoons looking at sunny skies and having nothing to show for a day you should have been working. In most cases I’ve found…

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Paint in the shade.

As the weather gets hotter, paint dries faster. It becomes harder to provide a smooth finish in the heat and direct sunlight. When it’s practical try to plan your painting project for morning, evening or in the shade. Professionals know these things. They also know how to compensate for the heat and sun. A quality…

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How to patch a moving crack.

Ever have a crack in a wall or ceiling patched and the next thing you know it’s back? The surface is moving and forcing the patching material to bend or stretch pass what it is capable of. Most of the time it isn’t practical to tare into the wall and if you did, it may…

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