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How to Dispose of Unwanted or Leftover Paint

Posted by Katie Walsh on Apr 12, 2018 10:57:51 AM

With warmer weather fast approaching, many people will start their Spring cleaning soon. One thing that many people have a hard time dealing with is left over paint. How do you know if you can still use it, or if you should dispose of it? Once you’ve figured that out, then what?

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Topics: Painting Tips, Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

7 Questions About Paint Colors with The Voice of Color, PPG Paints

Posted by Michael Murray on Mar 17, 2018 10:13:02 PM

We recently wrote an article about the 2018 paint colors of the year but I wanted to better understand the process of how a color is selected and what affect it has on sales. I reached out to the Voice of Color, PPG Paints, to learn about how they selected Black Flame as the color of the year as well as ask for any tips they have on selecting paint colors for your home. Dee Schlotter, PPG Paints Senior Color Marketing Manager, was kind enough to answer my questions and provide great insight on the process.

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Topics: Painting Tips, Color of the Year

Interior Design Trends: 2018 Edition

Posted by Kelsey Publicover on Jan 31, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Are you considering taking on a home renovation in 2018? This may seem like a daunting, and not to mention expensive, task. But before you start looking for new kitchen cabinets and a contractor to knock down a wall, you may want to consider some smaller projects to update and enhance your home!

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Topics: Painting Tips, Interior Painting

How to Seal Concrete and Why it is Important

Posted by Michael Murray on Sep 19, 2017 1:14:41 PM

When thinking about exterior home maintenance and curb appeal most homeowners are missing an important large area of their home; their concrete. You concrete driveway and walkways are extremely expensive to replace and because they are such large surfaces they dramatically affect the curb appeal of your property. Applying a concrete sealant periodically to your concrete not only will keep the concrete looking great but it will significantly extend its life. In this article, I will explain not only why it is so important but also how to go about doing it yourself if you choose to do so. At the end I will also share how much we charge to seal concrete driveways and walkways in case you want to hire a professional.

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Topics: Painting Tips, Concrete & Driveways

How to Paint a Window Without Painting It Shut

Posted by Megan Eash on Jun 24, 2016 4:00:00 PM

     

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Topics: Painting Tips

3 Steps to Repair Rusty Metal Surfaces

Posted by Megan Eash on Jun 9, 2016 4:00:00 PM

     Whether it be chimney caps, basketball poles, or metal railings, no one likes a rusty metal surface; rust can make any object look worn down, old, and just plain ugly.

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Topics: Painting Tips

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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Topics: Painting Tips

Uses for Leftover Paint

Posted by Michael Murray on Jan 24, 2013 1:02:39 PM

So, you just finished painting your home, and you have quite a bit of paint leftover…now what? Well, no need to worry, you have several different options to put that leftover paint to good use. Take a look at some of the ideas below.

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Topics: Painting Tips, Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

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