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Aug 27, 2014 10:02PM
Painting for home or an office building is not as easy as you think. First, you need to select a painting theme, make a proper plan for painting your building and then apply your ideas into practice.For information Please visit Here:http://jonespaintingandcarpentry.com/
Jul 15, 2012 8:41AM
I work for a professional general contractor with a paint crew. First, the choice of type of paint really should not be an option. We always use latex on the exterior and latex on interior walls and alkyd on interior trim. The alkyd enamel is much more durable. As to the choice of brands, it does make a difference and the more it costs, generally the better it is. Do you want to cheap out on something that takes so much time, and then have to do it again sooner than if you .had gone ahead and used quality materials. We always back brush rolled surfaces such as porch floors and siding so you don't get roller texture. Asto pressure washing, if you do not know what you are doing, you can force water into the wood or into the house around windows, doors, or cracks. Really, go to your job and make enought money to hire a professional who will get it done properly in much less time.
Jul 15, 2012 8:12AM
The ONLY good thing about house paint is that its cheap compared to siding, etc. But it's so last century.......Paint washed out of brushes, rollers and sprayers ends up in the ground water. Paint buckets, cans, brushes and rollers end up in landfills and like everything else, landfill liners are not 100% guaranteed to hold the "slop" in. Scraping old paint off old houses, the paint chips also end up on the ground and in the ground water.
Bottom line. We all end up drinking paint. It's time for people to get away from house paint for ever.

Jul 15, 2012 7:50AM
I am a Pro painting contractor. They are wrong about many things here! the biggest things are 1. power washing IS MUCH faster than a wire brush! Although to do it right, you must scrape/wire brush any areas that the power washer does not remove completely flush!

2. And the best way to paint is to spray with a back brush or roll (depending on surface)!

Also, use a high quality elastomeric siliconized caulking!

and in many states, like my home of California, you can not use oil based paints due to high V.O.C. levels!

just though the some of you would like to know the truth about painting!


Owner of Oasis Painting Co. based in Woodland, Ca.

check us out online @ www.oasispaintingco.com


I have painted homes for me, for friends and for clients for years, this article leaves much to the imagination and really doesn't give you even enough information to get a good start. In fact this says less than the micky mouse print on the can... much less painting tips.

I surely hope someone didn't get paid for writting this article  

Jul 14, 2012 11:17PM
Tip #1....get someone else to do it!
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