Textbook Painting Blog

Exterior Painting Tips: How do I paint my stained front door?

Posted by Ted Bradfield on Jul 18, 2017 9:46:46 PM

I was doing a free painting estimate in Westlake earlier today and I received a great question from Rachel, one of our customers, and thought others might benefit from the answer as well. Rachel was wondering about the process to paint her front door and side lights that are currently stained. 

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Cleveland House Painted Pink

Posted by Michael Murray on Jun 9, 2017 10:44:51 PM

The next time you head to Ohio City for some modern Mexican food, be sure to look across the street at the pink house on Fulton Ave. Our house painters faced a handful of challenges, especially the space between the houses that made it practically impossible to set ladders up. They faced the challenges head-on and made a dramatic improvement to the neighborhood. 

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Topics: Exterior Painting

Painting in Shaker Heights in a Lead Safe Manner

Posted by Tommy Fuller on Apr 14, 2017 3:39:10 PM

Homeowners in older communities in the Cleveland area like Shaker Heights or Lakewood meeting with representatives from a local painting company will often be asked "Was your home built before 1978?". While that may seem like an odd question, it is important as it relates to the safety of you and your family in regards to lead-based paint exposure.

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Topics: Exterior Painting, Shaker Heights

Inexpensive House Painters in Cleveland. Why are prices so different?

Posted by Michael Murray on Mar 19, 2017 9:20:48 PM

When looking for house painters in Cleveland, you certainly don't want to pay more than you have to. If you get 4 or 5 painting quotes chances are one will be significantly less than the others. Typically, we are the second or third highest price as we try to offer the best value not necessarily the cheapest price. You can view our pricing page to get a good idea of our painting prices. So why are some prices so low?

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Topics: Pricing

Lakewood House Painted on Edwards Ave

Posted by Michael Murray on Mar 14, 2017 11:01:21 PM

In 2015 we painted this beautiful home on Edwards Ave. in Lakewood, OH. One of our teams of house painters had to do a thorough job scraping and prepping the house before we could prime and paint. We used Sherwin Williams 'Rejuvenate' paint and Sherwin Williams Prime Rx primer because of its high-build properties that help to level uneven surfaces after scraping. 

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Topics: Exterior Painting, Lakewood

Priming Before Painting Aluminum Siding In Cleveland

Posted by Ted Bradfield on Mar 7, 2017 6:56:00 PM
When someone is considering painting aluminum siding in Cleveland, a common concern is regarding the importance of using a primer before painting. Most of the exterior paints we recommend have a built in primer that allow for adhesion to aluminum siding so a specific primer is not necessary. We also apply two coats of paint to ensure proper coverage and adhesion.

Because we only use the highest quality paints available, we stand behind every aluminum siding painting project in Cleveland with a 10 year warranty against peeling or failure. 

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Topics: Exterior Painting

Bay Village Exterior Painting - Complete Color Change

Posted by Michael Murray on Mar 7, 2017 11:09:40 AM

House Painters Provide Curb Appeal in Bay Village, OH


Recently a group of our professional house painters painted the entire exterior of this home in Bay Village, OH. Located in the picturesque southwest corner of Bay Village, we were proud to have been able to work on this home and make it really stand out in the neighborhood.

We used Sherwin Williams paints in a deep blue / gray for the siding and an off-white for the trim. Black accents on the shutters and garage door along with a pop of bright yellow on the doors really make for clean, crisp lines. 

Please take a minute to check out the before and after photos below as well as the customer testimonial video we did asking the homeowners about their experience with Textbook Painting.  

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Topics: Exterior Painting, Bay Village

Who are the 7 best painting companies in Cleveland?

Posted by Michael Murray on Feb 16, 2017 9:05:49 PM

In my fifteen years in the painting industry I have often wondered and have been asked 'Who are the best painting companies in Cleveland?' I know Textbook Painting is not the best option for everyone and of course there are so many painting projects both interior and exterior that we could not come close to painting them all even if we were the best fit. 

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Topics: Uncategorized

Ohio State Buckeyes Painted Shed

Posted by michael@textbookpainting.com on Dec 31, 2016 4:42:37 PM

As we gear up for the College Football playoff, you know we are all rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes! Here is a shed one of our exceptional crews painted last summer to look like the famous OSU football helmet. 

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Topics: Our Work

Chalky Siding: How to Prep for Aluminum Painting Project

Posted by michael@textbookpainting.com on Jul 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM

     One of the main reasons a homeonwer in Cleveland will paint their aluminum siding is because they notice a white residue on the surface. This is called 'chalking' and essentially is the existing paint breaking down from the weather. 

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Topics: Exterior Painting