Primers and Sealers

  Exterior Paint Questions – Should I Use a Primer? Primers and sealers help the paint adhere to the surface and make the surface more accepting of a topcoat.  Primers and sealers also prevent stains and tannins from bleeding through the paint. ...

Paint or Stain – What is the difference

What is the difference between Stain and Paint? For the most part, stain is the same as paint. It is composed of pigments and a vehicle, ingredients that perform the same functions as they do in paint. Both stain and paint provide protection and add color, but that is...

Repair Wrinkled Drywall

WRINKLED OR BULGING DRYWALL TAPE JOINT REPAIR As much as we’d like to caulk or spackle over a wrinkled or bulging tape joint, the proper repair is not so simple. The bond between the drywall and the paper tape has been broken, and there now exists an air space between...

Common Paint Problems Mildew

Mildew: Black, gray, or brown spots or areas found on the paint film or caulk bead. Possible Cause: Mildew forms most often on areas that tend to be damp, or receive little or no direct sunlight (e.g. bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms). Painting over a substrate...

Interior Exterior Painting

Paint Touch-up tips A common question asked by homeowners and contractors alike is how to achieve satisfactory results when touching up a wall or other painted surface. Over time, most painted surfaces will require some amount of touch-up to correct any blemishes or...

Paint Tips – Choosing exterior colors

Consider these paint tips for successful exterior colors: • Be aware of the roof color. It is an item that most homeowners are not going to change until absolutely necessary. Don’t try to ignore the color, work with it to create a tasteful color scheme. • Take natural...