primer and painter in one

If you are are painting a water based paint over a water based paint, you probably do not need a primer. The same goes for an oil based paint over an oil based paint. Paint sticks to paint fine. So why do you care if the paint is a “paint and primer in one”, and what does that mean? It …

Top 10 Paint Failure

Top 10 Paint Failure Symptoms: Blistering Blistering paint is identified by small to medium sized bubbles or blisters under the paint film and is most common on wood siding and trim. Potential Causes: •    Painting in direct sunlight on a hot substrate (surface being painted) which traps solvent vapor as the paint dries too quickly. •    Painting when the wood …

Painting and Decorating Contractors of America PDCA INDUSTRY STANDARDS

Painting and Decorating Contractors of America PDCA INDUSTRY STANDARDS Each Standard is organized into seven sections: (1) scope; (2) significance and use; (3) reference documents and standards; (4) definitions; (5) standard specification; (6) comments; and (7) disclaimer of liability. The Standards discuss a range of issues that commonly become the subject of misunderstandings or, in extreme cases, contract disputes and …

one coat wonder, what happened

One coat wonder what happened When planning your paint project, consider the cost of doing the job right… the first time. I always cringe when I hear paint contractors promise to do a project with “one coat of paint.”  Sure, the cost savings sounds great to the customer, but how great it is really if you have to repaint the …

Paint colors for your baby’s room

Paint colors for your baby’s room Preparing a nursery for your upcoming bundle of joy is one of the major milestones you reach along the way to welcoming a new baby into the family, and is one of the most exciting tasks for many parents-to-be. Choosing the perfect furniture and bedding that reflects your style while still ensuring that you’re …

Can You Paint a House When It Rains?

Can You Paint a House When It Rains? Yes, you can paint when it rains. You can paint both the exterior and interior of your house when it rains. Exterior has some limitations; interior has no reasonable limitations. Many painters and paint companies recommend against applying paint at the first sight of a rain cloud. But if you live in …