Alkyd Paint - What is it?

Published: February 26, 2019 11:25am 4713 Views

Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or hiring a professional painter in rochester ny, it’s good to be curious about the products you’re using. Today we are going to be covering a little bit about Alkyd paints. What is Alkyd Paint? All paint is made with a pigment and a binder....

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Latex Paint - What is it?

Published: August 30, 2018 4:43pm 783 Views

Latex Paint - What is it?

Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or hiring a professional painter in rochester ny, it’s good to be curious about the products you’re using. Today we are going to be covering a little bit about latex paint. What is latex paint? All paint is made with a pigment and a binde...

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How to Choose the Right Sheen

Published: June 2, 2015 10:36am 2812 Views

How to Choose the Right Sheen

It used to be flat, eggshell, or semi-gloss.  Now there are low-lusters, satins, glosses, high glosses, mattes, and the list goes on and on.  Manufactures have extended the list of sheen options as a way to stand out from the competition but more importantly, to offer consumers an array of...

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Getting your home ready for sale

Published: March 26, 2015 6:09pm 2541 Views

Who knew selling your home could cost so much?? Whether you are relocating for work or your family has outgrown your current residence, the process of selling your home is always a difficult one.  Over the years, you have changed paint colors, brought in new flooring and purchased furniture...

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How to Fix Small and Medium Sized Holes in your Wall

Published: January 28, 2015 5:27pm 2845 Views

How to Fix Small and Medium Sized Holes in your Wall

Whether your kids were playing a little too rough or your measurements were a few inches off when hanging your new mirror, putting a hole in your wall is a common occurrence.  Calling a contractor can be costly so it is important to educate yourself on how to fix a hole so that you can keep you...

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How to Paint Your Ceilings

Published: December 30, 2014 11:11am 2633 Views

How to Paint Your Ceilings

Have you ever had a leaky roof leave a water stain on your ceiling? Has your home settled over the years and you are starting to see stress fractures and nail heads popping out of the drywall?  These are the most common problems with ceilings and unless they are addressed, they can be quite an...

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Wallpaper Removal

Published: October 22, 2014 1:30pm 114872 Views

Wallpaper Removal

Have you ever stared at a peeling corner of a wallpapered room and just had the urge to pull it? If so, you are not alone.  What was once a popular trend has fallen to the wayside for more traditional paint colors and faux finish techniques.  As a professional painter, one of the calls I d...

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4 Steps to Prepare your Kitchen for a New Coat of Paint

Published: September 24, 2014 1:15pm 2786 Views

4 Steps to Prepare your Kitchen for a New Coat of Paint

Recently I had a good friend ask my help with painting their kitchen. Kitchens are unlike other rooms in your home because they are exposed to grease, grime, food, water and smoke. It is important to take a few extra precautions to ensure your paint job will stand up to the everyday wear and tear....

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Prep Prep and more Prep!

Published: August 25, 2014 9:50am 2617 Views

This exterior season seems to be one where we have encountered more improperly prepped jobs than usual.  Unfortunately, there a lot of contractors out there who are more concerned about money rather than the quality of their work.  An improperly prepped job may look beautiful but more ofte...

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Picking the Right Paint for Your Home's Exterior

Published: June 23, 2014 3:04pm 2743 Views

Picking the Right Paint for Your Home's Exterior

Tips from the Pro’s: Picking the Right Paint for Your Home’s Exterior The modern-day paint store is like walking into an all-you-can-eat buffet, and with the number of product options on the market increasing daily, making the right choice seems like a never-ending process.  H...

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Things to Do Before You Paint

Published: June 23, 2014 3:03pm 2907 Views

Tips from the Pro’s: Things to Do Before You Paint So you’re finally sure it’s time to update your home’s exterior with a fresh paint job.  Just stop at the hardware store, buy some paint, rollers, brushes and away we go, right?  Not if you want to maximize ef...

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Commercial Painting By the Pros

Published: May 31, 2013 11:44am 3207 Views

Commercial Painting By the Pros

Appearance isn’t everything, but in the business world it’s definitely something—a BIG something. Whether you’re a medium sized business or small business conducting business out of a storefront or filling an office building, it’s essential that you present a profession...

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Let Professional Painters Bring Your Home Interior To Life

Published: May 22, 2013 8:13pm 2833 Views

Your home is your oasis; that place away from the rest of the world where you should feel completely comfortable. Too many homeowners are trapped with old drab paint jobs. Whether you don’t have time or you’re worried about getting the job done the right way, there is no reason that you...

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Picking Paint Colors

Published: May 15, 2013 6:58pm 3066 Views

Picking Paint Colors

Before the labor even starts, there’s picking color.  And not just any color, but the right color.  Perhaps even the best color possible, the one you can live with for the next several years.  Picking paint colors can be hard, so here are some tips to make the paint color select...

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The One Tool That Does it All

Published: April 14, 2013 12:02pm 4419 Views

The One Tool That Does it All

Tips from the Pro’s: There’s one tool that every professional painter has in their pocket: the six-in-one.  It’s a versatile but simple hand-tool that’s been every painter’s best friend for decades.  While it looks a little unusual, this timesaver takes its...

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Everything You Need to Know About Staining Your Deck

Published: March 18, 2013 2:07pm 3882 Views

Everything You Need to Know About Staining Your Deck

As the snow begins to melt and the weather begins to warm, all of winter’s harshness is beginning to show. Whether it s the green mold rearing its ugly head or the stain that is starting to peel, when it comes to decks, a little neglect goes a long way.  If hiring a contractor just does n...

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Tips For Working With Ladders

Published: February 25, 2013 11:17am 3939 Views

Tips For Working With Ladders

Tips for Working with Ladders: Every painting job has those hard to reach spots requiring a bit of ladder work.  Whether it’s a two-foot step or twenty-four-foot extension ladder, climbing up the rungs can give even the most experienced painting veterans the jitters.  It doesn&rsq...

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How to Run Caulk

Published: January 20, 2013 5:20pm 3208 Views

How to Run Caulk

Friendly Advice from the Pros: Running seams of caulk is often one of the most overlooked stages of prepping a painting project.  Along with priming, spackling, and sanding, caulking gaps and voids is just as vital a part of the process.  It’s so important because it allows for cl...

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Friendly Advice For Home Interior Painting Projects: Drop Cloths and Plastic Sheeting

Published: October 8, 2012 8:39pm 7211 Views

Friendly Advice For Home Interior Painting Projects: Drop Cloths and Plastic Sheeting

Properly covering the floors, furniture, and other valuables of your interior painting project is the first step in creating an efficient work environment, one that allows you to work at a pace free from the worry or where occasionally stray paint might be landing. Ideally, you’ll want to r...

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Professional Advice: How to Clean a Paint Brush After Using Latex Paint

Published: September 17, 2012 9:45am 4610 Views

Professional Advice: How to Clean a Paint Brush After Using Latex Paint

So you finally finished with that paint job around the house, and it looks pretty good.  The only problem now is the clean-up.  How are you going to get all those paint covered brushes clean?  Soak them in gasoline?  Put them in the washing machine?  Just throw them out?&nbs...

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