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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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How To Deal With a Chalky Surface on the Exterior of your Home

Posted by michael@textbookpainting.com on Jun 30, 2012 1:37:00 PM

One of the most important aspects of a paint job is the prep work. One of the hardest surfaces to prep is a aluminum or vinyl siding that is chalky. Chalky surfaces will cause the paint not to adhere correctly to the surface and will cause premature peeling. There are several steps in dealing with a chalky surface to ensure a long lasting paint job.

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How to Stay Cool While Painting in the Summer Heat

Posted by michael@textbookpainting.com on Jun 26, 2012 10:38:00 AM

Summer is here and it's brought cookouts, pool time, and other fun in the sun, but it has also brought the heat. All of you out there working on any exterior staining and painting projects know just how unbearable the heat can be. But don't sweat it! Because there are plenty of ways to stay cool this summer.

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Considerations for Choosing the Right Color for Your Home’s Exterior

Posted by michael@textbookpainting.com on Jun 22, 2012 11:01:00 AM

Choosing the right color for your home’s exterior can seem like a daunting task. With a large number of factors to consider, it is pertinent that the homeowner consider several different aspects of their home before choosing the perfect color.

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Drastic Color Change: 3 Steps to a Great Result

Posted by michael@textbookpainting.com on Jun 20, 2012 3:55:00 PM

The most stressful decision made about the exterior of your home is the color. A color isn’t just there to blend well with your trim or to make the neighbors jealous, but rather to express your personality and to channel what kind of energy you want out of your home. Recently in Nashville, Textbook Painting has been producing drastic color changes to better suit the wants and personalities of our customers. With a drastic color change, there are three very important steps to be taken to ensure a long lasting, well covering, and suitable paint job. I will take you through these steps, and tell you how we went through these with our latest happy customer, Ms. Green.

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Efficiency of the Stain Applicator Pads

Posted by michael@textbookpainting.com on Jun 20, 2012 3:33:00 PM

When you think of the procedure to stain your deck, you think of either spraying or rolling it on then back brushing the entire deck to ensure a full coverage and smooth finish. How would you like to do that but with only a smoother finish and better coverage....in half of the time?

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How to Paint a Football Helmet in 6 Easy Steps

Posted by Katie Walsh on May 29, 2012 3:19:00 PM

If you're looking to restore an old team helmet or make yourself a cool decorative item, it is important to know how to paint a football helmet. It is also important to know that this is for decorative purposes only and should not be worn on the field. If you're looking for a more practical use, check out the National Athletic Equipment Reconditioners Association to find a licensed business near you. 

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