TIPS & TRICKS

How To Paint a Door With a ROLLER

Many people wonder how you could use a roller to paint a colonial door. The concern being the grooves in the door and the kind of finish a roller would create on such a surface.

In this week's video, we'll show you how we're able to paint a door leaving only a roller finish (no brush stokes). 

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When Should I Remove The Tape?

Whether you'r a DIY using tape to help with the cutting in... or you're a Professional Painter using tape to create a paint border in the middle of a wall...

You may have had to deal with a stubborn tape that was hard to remove... or worst, that was peeling away some of the paint.  

Why is that?

And what can I do to avoid this?

The simple answer can be found in this week's video.

 

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Who Should Move The Furniture?

This is a question that should never be left unanswered.

And while there is no RIGHT or WRONG answer... in this week's video, I share with you why I believe it's in the homeowners best interest to do so...

 

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TURN KEY or RENOVATOR - It's usually one OR the other

If you're going to be selling your house here are 2 Different Markets you need to be aware of:

1- TURN KEY
2- RENOVATOR / FLIPPERS

Deciding which one will be best to target is a discussion I'd recommend having with a local Realtor - someone who really knows the state of your market.

But one thing I often see people do when we are asked to come in to do some painting in preparation for selling... is try to go somewhere in the middle in an effort to save money and appeal to both markets.

But like most things in life, when we try to please everyone, we end up pleasing no one...
 

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Why does a Ceiling Water Stain turn brown?

This question has been on my mind for years and years and whenever I asked either painters or other experts, I could never get a straight answer. Until, one day, a few years ago, it hit me... IT'S SURFACTANT!


Check out this week's video for the full explanation.

 

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What's the BEST PAINT?

What's the Best Paint?

Is there such a thing?

And if so, which one reigns supreme?

 

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The PILOT, the AIRLINE & the TRAVEL AGENT

While each role is completely distinct and requires unique skills, knowledge & service... these 3 roles often form a single unit and become dependant on one another to create a person's overall Travel Experience (for better or worse)

So what does this have to do with the Painting Experience?

Well similarly, there are 3 distinct roles that are dependant on one another to create a person's overall Painting Experience - PAINTER, CONTRACTOR & CONSULTANT. But unfortunately, very few people are bringing them together as a single unit...

 

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How to TOUCH UP Paint?

In this week's video, I'll show you how to touch up paint using PAPER TOWEL! :)

But there's a few things to be aware of if you want to touch up paint so be sure to watch this weeks video to learn more.

 

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What's the BEST WAY to Wash My Walls?

With today's paints, there are a few things to be aware of when washing your walls. And while I feel it's important to understand the reasons why new techniques had to be developed, it's also important to see a live demonstration.

That's why this weeks video has both :)

 

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The BIG PROBLEM with ZERO or LOW VOC Paints

There's no doubt, ZERO & LOW VOC Paints are much better for our HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT... but to achieve this, paint manufacturers had to rethink the way paint was manufactured. And this has caused a BIG PROBLEM for some painters... (but every problem can also be seen as an opportunity when you're willing to adapt)

***VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds. I misspoke in the video and said it was Volatile Object Compounds... :)

 

 

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