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  • Priming and Painting Plaster Walls

    Priming and Painting Plaster Walls

    You can slap a coat of paint on drywall, wood, stained wood or plaster. As the title of this article subtly suggests, though, there is an art to painting plaster walls. They can be a little trickier than their drywall counterparts, but if you’re willing to put in the work, you can have them looking gorgeous and brand new.

  • How to Prevent Hat Banding (Picture Framing, Flashing, etc.)

    How to Prevent Hat Banding (Picture Framing, Flashing, etc.)

    Hat handing is the bane of painters everywhere.  It might not even be that noticeable at first, but after staring at the seam between the cut line and the rolled part of the wall, the problem shines as plain as day.  It doesn’t sneak up, it stands out boldly, announcing itself and giving a customer the impression that your paint job is amateurish at best.

  • When a Commercial/Industrial Paint Spill Occurs: What Now?

    When a Commercial/Industrial Paint Spill Occurs: What Now?

    Now that you’re in the immediate aftermath of the paint spill, you need to take decisive action. The first thing to do would be to inform any supervisory personnel (if need be, perhaps a supervisor may already be at the spill site) and evacuate the area.

  • 6 Things to Know About Working with Pine Tar

    6 Things to Know About Working with Pine Tar

    Pine tar acts as a preservative of wood and protects against the harsh elements of nature. The tar penetrates the wood and adds and retains natural moisture, which prevents drying and cracking, while also keeping out water that could cause damage. It may even discourage insect activity and fungus from your wood.

  • Paint Roller Cover Material: Choose the Right Tool for the Job

    Paint Roller Cover Material: Choose the Right Tool for the Job

    Generally speaking, paint roller covers can be divided into three main types: natural, synthetic and blended.  Natural covers are often made from animal products, like sheepskin or mohair, synthetics from lab-created materials such as nylon and polyester. 

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