1. Repainting Aluminum Siding & Trim

    Do You Have These Common Questions? I am often asked several questions over and over again by property owners. The first being, “Should I repaint my aluminum siding?” Or maybe, “Can I repaint my vinyl siding?” No matter the specifications of the job, customers never fail to ask, “How long will my paint last?”  These common and very important questions deserve answers. If most of my cu…Read More

  2. Staining Exterior Wood Siding & Trim

    Types of Exterior Siding & Trim Wood There are many kinds of wood that get used as exterior finishes and many of them need to be stained. While the various wood types all take stain slightly different, this blog will discuss staining all but the hardest of woods (i.e. teak, mahogany etc.).  Most exterior wood is either pine, fir, or cedar. All three are relatively soft and absorbent.  In add…Read More

  3. 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

  4. Painting Exterior Wood Siding & Trim

    Exterior Wood Trim Painting Here is a trivia question for you - How often should you repaint exterior wood trim? The answer is every 5-7 years. That is not the answer you will get on most paint cans or from the coating manufacture. Most claim their paint will last 15+ years and this is possible with proper preparation on vinyl or aluminum. However, this is not possible on wood that is exposed to …Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. The Best Paint Colors For Every Room

    If you’ve ever tried to paint your home, you know the feeling of picking through paint chips and painting test swatches on your walls. Have you looked at the way the color changes throughout the day; the difference between morning and evening light; the way color makes you feel? If so, you know how hard it is to pick paint colors, as well as the difference the right color makes in how you feel i…Read More