1. Repainting Vinyl Siding & Trim

    I am often asked, “Can I repaint my vinyl siding?” and how could I forget the ever popular, “How long will my paint last?”  A Little About Vinyl Siding Vinyl siding has become very popular and has been commonly used since the early 80's. It was advertised as a forever material since the color goes all the way through in most brands with only a few exceptions. We all know plastics last for…Read More

  2. How Painting Prevents Spalling

    Prevention and Repair of Spalling Now in one of our more recent posts, we discussed how to properly paint parking garages to preserve the structures. In that blog, we discussed and ultimately defined spalling. Simply put, spalling is when the concrete breaks off into fragments. Today we will look at several ways we can fix areas where spalling has occurred and how to prevent spalling from taking p…Read More

  3. Parking Garage Painting 101

      Concrete Structures Overview Most parking structures are mainly concrete. Concrete is a “hard sponge.” Along with the steel reinforcements inside the concrete slabs, concrete is a seemingly indestructible building material. This is true until…  water, along with salts and other contaminates, permeate into the “hard sponge.” This water and other contaminates, act like kryptonite for t…Read More

  4. Paints: No Odor and No Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

    In 2021 most interior paints contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and are low or no odor. Everyone can easily understand why we would want a low odor paint, but to understand why we care about low to no VOC levels you need to know what VOCs are. VOCs Are Bad For The Planet VOCs are solvents that get released into the air as the paint dries. Other products such as adhesives, cleaning supp…Read More

  5. How Paint Color Choices Affect Your Customers’ Decisions

    Choosing paint for your business may seem like an overwhelming task. There is an endless sea of color choices and a limitless number of combinations. So how do you know which hues are right for your space? Your brand likely already has a color scheme in place. You may have a logo or company colors that you can choose from. When your paint colors reflect other marketing materials, it strengthens yo…Read More

  6. The Colors of 2020

    Picking Paint Colors in 2020 Colors say a lot about how we feel. In 2020, we are all feeling cooped up and need to be calmed and set free. Did you know that there are specific colors that can help you to feel calm and relaxed? Sherwin Williams has been forecasting colors for many years and this year they hit the nail on the head! Paint colors can drastically change our mood, and in some cases, ev…Read More

  7. Can You Paint Vinyl siding?  

    History Behind Vinyl Siding Paining Painting Vinyl siding is done all the time and can hold up for decades if done properly. Vinyl siding showed up in the building industry in the 50s, that's right - the 1950's. Not too many people realize it has been around that long, but it has. However, it did not become popular until the late 70s and 80s. Why was this? The science of making "good durable" plas…Read More

  8. Problems Faced By Our Painters & How We Overcome

    To help people understand that painting is not as easy as rolling some paint on a wall or cutting in some trim, I thought I would share a few problems we run into.   #1 - The Customer Does Not Like The Color They Picked I do try and help clients pick their colors, but I stay clear of a hard recommendation. Often we have half or more of a place painted before the customer sees it and realizes they…Read More

  9. Small Initial Investment VS. Future Costly Repairs

    Pay To Paint Now Or Pay Much More Later In our current uncertain economic situation, many people are being frugal with their money and resources. I completely agree that this is a great idea. After all, we have no way of knowing how this world-wide shutdown will all play out in the long run.   Being frugal makes perfect sense when it comes to discretionary spending. However, when it comes to pre…Read More

  10. How We Price Painting Estimates Q&A – DJ’s Painting

    3 Commonly Asked Questions About Pricing Paint Projects   I am often asked from my customers as well as our competitors the same few questions. Q1: How do you come up with pricing?  A1: DEPENDS ON SITUATION Q2: Does the pricing differ for residential, commercial & industrial projects? A2: YES Q3: Have you always done pricing the same way? A3: NO I will start by explaining why I am qualified …Read More