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How to Repaint a Metal Building

How to Repaint a Metal Building

By on October 25, 2015 in How do I? with 3 Comments

Painting a metal building improves aesthetics but, more importantly, it also improves its durability and longevity. Metal roofs and exterior panels are known for their strength and resilience, but they’re still vulnerable to rust and corrosion via exposure to moisture and environmental contaminants. The right protective coating will yield the long-lasting attributes you’re banking on. When to […]

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Painting a Swimming Pool

Painting a Swimming Pool

By on September 20, 2015 in How do I? with 1 Comment

How to Paint an Inground Swimming Pool If you wish your pool to last, it is important that you maintain it well. Maintenance of inground pools is a multilevel task and all phases are important, from regular cleaning to fixing cracks and changing filtering systems. A well-chosen and applied paint it is the very foundation […]

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How to Maintain Your Deck

How to Maintain Your Deck

By on September 7, 2015 in How do I? with 0 Comments

A Seasonal Checklist for Decks… Decks are a great outdoor living space to enjoy for both relaxing and entertaining during three seasons of the year. In addition to the general traffic wear and tear that decks endure, they are also exposed to the most brutal of outdoor elements. Rain, sun, snow and ice wreak havoc […]

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Preparing for a Proper Estimate

By on September 3, 2015 in Associates, How do I?, Lead Paint with 4 Comments

How do you prepare to give a proper estimate? From our experience as a contractor and working with other companies, the most important aspect is to know the customers expectations for the work. What you think may be a simple and quick repaint, potential clients may think you are bringing their 50 year old home […]

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Getting Started With Floor Grinding

Getting Started With Floor Grinding

By on August 30, 2015 in Equipment, How do I?, Random Thoughts with 8 Comments

Where to Begin? Getting started in concrete coatings can be somewhat daunting, especially when considering the price of a floor grinder and vacuum system that can run $7,000 – $12,000.  If you are just starting out in concrete coatings, this startup expense can be a turn off. Thankfully, there are systems out there that will […]

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Surface preparation for floor coatings

Surface preparation for floor coatings

By on June 18, 2015 in Equipment, How do I?, Random Thoughts with 1 Comment

What are the most commonly used methods? Surface preparation is the single most important stage when executing an epoxy flooring project. Poor surface preparation can lead to significant problems such as the coating cracking, or detaching itself from the substrate. These problems may not appear straight away, but could show up after a few months. […]

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Can I paint this?

By on October 27, 2011 in How do I? with 0 Comments

A reader from New England recently asked. 1. Part of one wall of a solarium is made of enamaled panels with 1 inch styrofoam type insulation mounted against a brick wall. The panels are dark brown. The solarium is being converted into an office. There are concerns for temperature changes. CAN THE ENAMELED INTERIOR SURFACE […]

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Homeowner Tips

Homeowner Tips

By on October 27, 2011 in Homeowner Resources, How do I? with 2 Comments

No matter what style you choose, color you pick, or finished look you desire, you always want the interior of your home to have the perfect finish.  One you are proud to show off.  The difference between professional painters and Do It Yourselfers is time.  While there is nothing wrong with the DIY attitude, professional […]

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How do I paint tile floors?

By on August 20, 2011 in How do I? with 2 Comments

A recent question from a reader, I want to paint my tile floors in the bathroom. What type of paint/polyurethane combo is best. I’ve been told to use an oil based paint for my color and then seal it with wb poly. Is this correct? I’m a little unsure because of the oil/water combo. Will […]

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