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Toolbox Tricks: 4 Clever Ways Tape Can Save The Day

Time and money are valuable to busy painting contractors. A tool that can perform more than one function is treasured, especially if it’s lightweight and easy to carry. Surprisingly, many painters overlook the versatility of one of the simplest, most cost-effective tools—tape. Tape can help professional painters in a variety of ways, including keeping essential […]

Trimaco Kleen Edge Tape

Recently I had a small faux finishing job that I thought the Kleen Edge tape would work perfectly for. Many of the houses in my area were not primed when new, and in most cases when regular blue tape is applied to the walls it will pull off the paint. On this particular job I had […]

Prevent Flash Rusting with CHLOR*RID

Industrial surfaces are painted to protect  from corrosion, abrasion, rust, and other elements that can affect life of the painted surface. Industrial surfaces or equipment generally consist of iron, stainless steel, and other metals.  And although strong, these metals have their vulnerabilities, which require special treatment to make them resistant to corrosion. Surface preparation is […]

Removing Odors while Painting

My own  company’s experience with blocking odors comes from using products like KILZ to seal smoke odors during insurance renovations, this was a nasty job requiring respirators and ventilation, not something that you wanted to do in an occupied home. We never tried anything that would “remove” the odors, so I was intrigued when Vinnie […]

Adhesion Failure – Paint Peeling From Brick and Masonry

Not all buildings are created equal… Even though concrete structures have gained lot of popularity over the last decade, masonry and brick facilities still offer a lot of value. A time-tested material, masonry structures are easy to upkeep and maintain, while offering a lasting value and energy efficiency. These structures offer higher protection against fire, […]

Sherwin Williams Kem Aqua Plus

The search for the perfect waterborne cabinet paint is over! In the search for a better cabinet grade waterborne finish, my company, JHC, recently started using SW Kem Aqua Plus. Its rare that I get excited about a new coating like this, but I am very pleased with the results we have been getting with this […]

Sherwin Williams Emerald-The New Jewel?

Sneak Peek on Sherwin Williams Emerald  Paint Review! I am excited to announce I am preparing a review for a the new Sherwin Williams Emerald paint, which is the flagship coating in their new 0 VOC colorant system. Available in any color at 0 voc’s after tinting. Exterior sheens come in flat, satin and gloss […]