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    Genesispropainting.com exterior house painting job in Irvington New York
  2. General Painting Discussion
    Hey guys, first post in here. I'm 29 Ive been painting as side work for a few years and went full time with it back in March after losing my corporate job due to covid-19 panic. I just got my first "commercial' job. It's a single story, previously painted brick 3000 sf bar and grill. It's a big...
  3. General Painting Discussion
    Hi there! I've learned so much from the posts here. I'm hoping someone can assist with a couple of questions, please. Our fiberglass front door gets a lot of afternoon sun and there is no storm door to protect it. We installed the door about 6 years ago and painted it red with Ben Moore Super...
  4. General Painting Discussion
    Hello everyone, I used to be a professional decorative painter, but now I mostly do color consults. I have recently been asked by a client to help pick out exterior colors. I don't have a lot of experience with the exterior paint in terms of durability. This particular client is interested in...
  5. General Painting Discussion
    Hello Everyone - I'm hoping someone can help. I'm looking for a durable exterior concrete coating. I have a concrete slab around my pool that is structurally sound, but very old and ugly. Before I go the route of putting pavers over it, I would like to see if I can renovate it and match the...
  6. Surface Preparation and Application
    Hello, Figured I'd come to ask the experts about the best paint to use on fresh (humidity 8%) rough cut pine Board and Batton siding for a barn. I've used Zinsser Oil Based primer to seal in the wood. (Should I shellac prime the knots in addition?) Was thinking of a Flat or Satin Finish...
  7. Commercial and Industrial Painting
    Hello. I am hoping to launch a beautification project in our city. One goal is to paint the concrete planters. BUT members of the community have concerns about what paint to use and how long the paint will last, especially given our proximity to the ocean. The planters are large and are...
  8. General Painting Discussion
    I'm painting the exterior of some vinyl window jambs, and the customer wants them to be a flat black (I have warned her about going black she is aware of the potential warping of the window jambs) I am using aerosol cans since its the quickest easiest way to paint them, I have been using a...
  9. Surface Preparation and Application
    Have a potential client who used an old semi trans stain on a seaside home. Now 1/2 the house has a good layer of what feels like chalk on it. Wiping with my hand while hosing it gets most of it off but wanted to hear thoughts on best practice to remove all of it (pressure washer, pressure...
  10. General Painting Discussion
    Hello, I have a 130 year old Victorian in San Francisco that has been painted white for the last 30+ years. The facade is south facing, so it gets full sun, foggy or not, all day and my contractor has said the wood is in excellent condition, likely due to the white deflecting a lot of the sun's...
  11. New Member Introductions
    A Big hello :vs_cool: from AKA Painting Feel free to reach out to us on Facebook also: AKA Painting We have been painting in Florida for a little over two years and have our background from working in PA (good ol Pittsburgh) working for a local construction/painting company. Loving Florida...
  12. General Painting Discussion
    I just found a Deck Stain/Seal recipe from my paint rep. Not really my rep, but is in the business. I won't say what company (not Messmer's), and its not sanctioned by a company, but they call it "The Brew." 2 gal. oil semi transparent 2 gal. Timberflex gloss by Messmer's 1 gal. Penetrol He...
  13. Surface Preparation and Application
    I have a project that is an exterior trim with high gloss oil. I spoke to the benjamin moore rep and he said he wouldnt trust any of their latex/acrylic products without a full primer coat. Alternately, another contractor said they would use Sherwin Williams Emerald exterior gloss paint...
  14. Surface Preparation and Application
    I need to prime a deck and am worried about tanning. White floor and all. I know that oil primer will stop the tanning but I worry about the primer failing when exposed to the heat of the sun. Does anyone have a good system for painting exterior wood decking (floor)?
  15. General Painting Discussion
    Hi all. I did this mural on a North facing exterior wall that does not ever get direct sunlight. Something has caused the smoothed-out colors (on the right) to "bleach" in spots, resulting in the current state (pictured on the left). They swear they have not treated the wall or powerwashed...
  16. General Painting Discussion
    im gonna be staining a deck that hasn't been treated in 20+years, yet its still in good condition. the HO wants a color used so i recommended BM ArborCoat Solid, which they thought was a good idea. i know normally when refinishing a deck, it needs to be stripped and powerwashed. then sanded and...
  17. General Painting Discussion
    I have a bit of an odd situation here, hoping the collective knowledge on this forum can help. I have a spindle (pine) that has been primed but not painted and need to know if the primer on the spindle is Zinsser BIN Shellac base primer or something else. Basically, given a primed surface...
  18. General Painting Discussion
    Hello All, I am looking for information regarding quoting an exterior painting project on the Jersey shore. I have not quoted an exterior job in quite sometime and would like to know what the average square foot price would be so I can give a solid quote without low-balling my colleagues in the...
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