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2504, 2017

Should I Prime Before Painting?

Should I Prime Before Painting? Should I Prime Before Painting? Primer: Primer paint is used to pave the way for finishing paints. There are a number of reasons to use primer. If primer is not applied to wood, plaster or drywall prior to painting, the surface may soak up more paint in some areas than others, creating a blotchy pattern that will force you to spend more time painting and apply more paint to even things out. Primer also helps paint adhere to the wall or ceiling more easily. Stain-killing primer/sealers both prime and seal surfaces with [...]

2402, 2017

Finding A Good Contractor

Finding A Good Contractor Finding A Good Contractor When you have a project and are in need of a contractor, there are many concerns you need to address. First and foremost is to find a contractor that is licensed and insured.  Then you need to seek references to see whether that contractor has a good reputation. Social media is a great tool to research contractors. You will also need to decide on your budget, schedule and expectations, before interviewing prospective contractors for your project.  Bare in mind, many good contractors have one month to three months lead [...]

2402, 2017

Winter for a house

Winter for a house Winter for a house Winters are sometimes rough on house interiors. Especially, if you go away and leave your house for extended periods of time, with the heat set very low. You may think you are saving money. But in the long run you may be doing more damage.  Of course, the foundation settling or structural it is compromised. These are big fixes.  But let’s assume the house is structurally fine, and the drywall is cracking as 
a result of the temperature fluctuations during the winter. The problem is, drywall doesn’t perform well in unheated [...]

2402, 2017

Exterior Painting Can Sell a Home Faster

Exterior Painting Can Sell a Home Faster Exterior Painting Can Sell a Home Faster Selling your home in a tough market requires all the creativity you can muster. If your home sits on the market for a long period of time, realtors show it less and less, and your opportunities for a sale get fewer and fewer. Have you considered painting the home’s exterior to help bring about a quick sale? To sell your home, it needs to be the best value on the market for the price. It is important to show that your home is [...]

2402, 2017

7 things you MUST know before hiring a painter

7 things you MUST know before hiring a painter 7 things you MUST know before hiring a painter Every decade or so, most homes need a new paint of coat. Painting your home helps protect it from the elements, keeps it looking good, and allows you to just enjoy it more. The thing is- painting a home by yourself can take a LONG time. Plus if you don’t live in a rancher, you’ll need tall ladders to reach the second or third stories. This leads many people towards hiring a professional, which brings its own challenges. They’ll need to [...]