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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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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

Removing Chalk Before Painting Aluminum Siding

Posted by michael@textbookpainting.com on Apr 19, 2013 12:34:41 PM

With all aluminum siding painting projects, washing is the most important part. The oxidation that occurs with aluminum siding results in the build up of a chalk like substance on the siding itself which can easily be seen by wiping your hand across the aluminum. This substance, if not removed, will affect how well the paint can adhere to the siding. In order to remove enough of the chalk like substance with a power washer, you would need to get close enough to the siding that you run the risk of damaging it. Therefore, here at Textbook Painting, we have a special cleaning process that we use when painting aluminum siding.

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Topics: Painting Tips

3 Things You Should Know About VOC's

Posted by michael@textbookpainting.com on Apr 4, 2013 5:36:49 PM

What are VOC's?

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Topics: Painting Tips

Emerald: Sherwin Williams Finest Paint Ever!

Posted by michael@textbookpainting.com on Mar 19, 2013 4:40:21 PM

Sherwin Williams is "Breaking New Ground In the Coatings Industry" with Emerald™, a new interior and exterior paint introduced as their finest paint ever!

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How To Properly Prep Your Home for Exterior Painting

Posted by michael@textbookpainting.com on Jul 25, 2012 1:55:00 AM

If you are going to take on the challenge of painting your house, you must make sure that you do all the proper prep work before you even touch your paint brush. Prep work must be done properly to make sure that the paint or stain adheres correctly to the surface you are working on. Prep work is by far the most important step in the painting process, as the paint or stain can only be as good as the surface it is applied to. The best way to prep your house is to take a 2 step process, which involves power washing and scraping/sanding.

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Top 5 Tools for Exterior Painting

Posted by michael@textbookpainting.com on Jul 24, 2012 5:59:00 PM

Summer is flying by and painting projects are being completed non stop here in the Midwest. Typically when you are completing an exterior painting project their are certain tools you must have in order to complete the job properly. Here are the top 5 tools you will need when doing an exterior painting project and specifically what product we usually use on each of our crews:

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Deciding Which Stain To Use For Your Deck

Posted by michael@textbookpainting.com on Jul 18, 2012 10:41:00 PM

The stain you choose on your deck can completely change the entire appearance of your deck and sometimes that appearance is almost irreversible. So it is very important to know exactly what product you want on your deck and what this product will do for your deck.There are three steps to deciding what product to use on your deck:

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Topics: Staining Tips

Interior Painting: Color Change Makes for Great Improvement

Posted by michael@textbookpainting.com on Jul 18, 2012 9:59:00 PM

It is amazing how much an interior paint job can change the comfort and feel of a home. In Nashville Tennessee, there are new sub divisions being built around every corner. All of these new homes look great on the outside, but are often left with cheap, unappealing contractor paint on the inside. This was the case for Antioch homeowners, Steve and Natae Bugg.

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3 Time-Saving Tools when Sealing a Driveway

Posted by michael@textbookpainting.com on Jul 5, 2012 4:20:00 PM

Sealing your driveway is necessary to do every two years or so, but can also be fairly time consuming. If you're not sure why it is so important you may want to start with this article on the importance of sealing concrete. We have sealed hundreds of driveways over the years and have found a few tools that more than pay for themself. Sealing your own driveway is a moderate task for most DIYers but these tools will help you if you do decide to tackle this task yourself.

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Topics: Concrete & Driveways

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