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  1. General Painting Discussion
    What paint should I use on my drywall? Can I just use paint to cover tiny cracks on drywall?
  2. General Painting Discussion
    Hello all, I just sprayed two coats of sherwin Williams shellac primer on my interior T&G ceiling. It hasn't even been 2 hours and it is failing.... I have several spots where I am getting cracks and breakthrough. I prepped the surfaces by sanding the entire ceiling, wiped it down with a little...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. General Painting Discussion
    Hello, Having a tough time bidding out a staircase paint job. The customer would like all railings, balisters, spindles, risers, and treads painted white. In your experience, how would you proceed? I have attached pictures below. Thanks for your help
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello Everyone, Thanks for having me in the forum. I am the Rhino Shield exclusive dealer in Indiana, Ohio and Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Looking forward to networking with other industry professionals.
  7. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Is there any business expert can help me, I would like to prepare my business documents so what I should take with my business name? LLC or DBA?
  8. Surface Preparation and Application
    Can you use Rustoleum Painters Touch Ultra cover premium latex paint with leather? I've used this to paint leather edges and goes on fine just like "leather edge paint" that is sold in the industry for this purpose. The paints look very similar and i wanted to know if they are the same...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Based out of Edmonton, Canada hoping to network with the painting contractors and help them with commercial, architectural or industrial coatings solutions by Sherwin Williams.
  10. General Painting Discussion
    Hello, We are a small toy maker and one of our products contains painted wooden letters. The letters are 6" high with a bevelled edge on 1/2" thick pine and we paint them front and back. Currently, we hand paint our letters but as the business grows it is becoming far too time consuming to...
  11. Surface Preparation and Application
    I have a customer that wants her woodworking shop floor painted. The floor is MDF and in pretty good shape and does get some heavy traffic at times. I'm not general handyman and not a full-time painter. What type of primer and paint would be best? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  12. General Painting Discussion
    Hi everyone, I'm looking to change the trim on a new home. The only problem is that the paint that is there is damn near bullet proof. I've had painters come in, sand it down and then apply our 'industrial grade' paint from Shermann Williams but am still getting scratches, water spots and dirt...
  13. General Painting Discussion
    Hi, I'm looking to purchase some spray paint. I want the spray paint for painting plastics, metals, and occasionally wood. For now let's say i just want to spray paint in one colour. What type of spray paint should i use? Just paint? Individual cans of paint and primer? Or a can with the...
  14. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    What does everyone use for painting at heights? I'm looking at either a boom lift or cherry picker that I can transport easily from site to site. Does anyone have any recommendations? Has anyone used or owned either this Haulotte HA12 CJ boom lift or the Haulotte HTA 13P cherry picker?
  15. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    hi everybody SOMEONE has or had a airlessco 3200(MODEL)? REVIEWS, PROS AND CONS? thanks
  16. 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...
  17. General Painting Discussion
    Been reading articles on this site for some time now and finally needed to post. Here goes.... I am working on a large warehouse 80,000 sqft that used to be a part manufacturer. SO the walls, columns and corrugated ceiling are covered in grease that I will need to remove. I've used the...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hello PT I have been Sandblasting and Spray painting for over 8+ years mainly in Shipyards across the USA. I am currently in the process of going on my own and becoming a SandBlast and Paint contractor starting in Washington St first then getting licensed in all states that have alot of...
  19. Surface Preparation and Application
    So after a few years after we finished repairing our home, I noticed that the paints are bulking out on the spots in-between the plywoods. We decided on repairing them, but how do we prevent this from happening again? Are there any tricks to prevent this from happening? Thank you in advance!
  20. General Painting Discussion
    We just completed a project which was a interior closet renovation. Please note we completed two other closets in this home about a month ago with no issues. The closet was custom built out of 3/4" birch plywood, sanded etc. This round we used Behr Paint and Primer in 1 - Interior Matte...
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