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October 29, 2020

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February 12, 2020

Painting Concrete

Wash the Floor Notes: The concrete floor must be completely dry before beginning this project. If your floor shows any signs of water seepage, the source of the water must be eliminated before starting. Some of the materials used for this project require special masks and other equipment, due to fumes. Please read all product labels carefully. Allow the floor to dry thoroughly after each coating is applied. Thoroughly wash floor with a degreasing solution. Rinse several times until mop is clean. Allow to dry for several days. Sand and Vacuum the Floor Sand off any old paint or any other […]
February 12, 2020

Can You Paint Vinyl Siding?

Advances in paint technology have made painting vinyl siding a good option. Ten or 20 years ago, the answer would probably be, ‘No.’ But with advances in paint technology, painting siding has not only become possible, some highly rated painters say it’s become a cost-effective alternative to replacing siding. Many now offer the service. “Vinyl starts to fade and shows UV damage over time,” Ray Parsons of Island Mainland Painting, Muskoka says of the damage the sun’s ultraviolet rays do over time. “It gets kind of ugly. Painting over it makes it look much better.” Why preparation is key to painting […]
February 12, 2020

Prepping Walls for Painting

Before prepping a room for painting, protect the furniture and flooring against splattering paint or accidents. A good idea is to remove furniture from the room altogether, if possible. Remember to wear safety goggles and older clothes in case the paint splatters. Dust and clean the walls. For most surfaces, use a towel or a vacuum cleaner. When painting a bathroom or kitchen, wash the walls with a solution of approximately three teaspoons of laundry detergent to one gallon of water. Scrape any cracked or flaking paint with a paint scraper. For other small imperfections on the wall such as […]
February 12, 2020

Ten Tips for Hiring a Painting Contractor

Spring is just around the corner for us here in Canada. It is time to start thinking about doing some painting! There are lots of painting jobs to do. Should you Do It Yourself or hire a contractor for some of the bigger painting projects?  Your house is important and the results should be everything you want. Here is a check list from The Paint Quality Institute to help in choosing a painting contractor that will provide a quality job.   1.      Specify the Work:  To accurately compare quotes, each contractor must be quoting for the same work.  Prepare a simple list […]