ImageWorks Painting Blog

A House Paint Primer For Every Situation

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Sat, Aug 01, 2015 @ 11:55 AM

Everybody loves a one stop shop.  People flock to superstores like Walmart because we can do our banking, get a haircut, file our taxes, get the oil changed in the car, and buy a week's worth of groceries, all under the same roof.  

When we have a home improvement project most of us hit up a big box store because it saves us from having to run all over town picking up supplies.  Very convenient.

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Tags: House Paint Primer, Pittsburgh House Paint Primer, House Paint Primer Pittsburgh

Concrete Sealing Can Save You Thousands In Repair Costs

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

If you've ever had a concrete driveway, sidewalk, or pool deck poured by a professional concrete company then I don't have to tell you how expensive it can be.  They have to prepare the area, build the forms, install reinforcing metal, pour the mix, and then finish it so it looks nice and pretty.

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Painting Stucco -- Keeping It Simple & Making It Last

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mon, Jun 08, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

Stucco is a popular, long-lasting choice as an exterior facade on many homes.  

Modern stucco is typically made up of Portland cement, sand, and lime; and just like any other masonry surface it needs to be protected from the elements if you want to keep it intact and looking good over time.

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ImageWorks Painting's 4th Pittsburgh Angie's List Super Service Award

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Sat, May 16, 2015 @ 02:23 PM

We're excited to announce that ImageWorks Painting has received the esteemed 2014 Angie's List Super Service Award.  This represents our 4th consecutive Pittsburgh Angie's List Super Service Award.

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The Dangers Of Misusing Loxon Conditioner For Stucco Painting

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Fri, May 08, 2015 @ 10:06 AM

A question that we often get when customers are planning to re-paint the stucco on the exterior of their homes is about the necessity of using Sherwin-Williams' Loxon Conditioner, or other masonry conditioners, before applying their paint topcoat.  While Loxon Conditioner is a wonderful product when used in the appropriate situation, its widespread use on homes -- especially those in coastal areas -- may very well exceed its intended purpose.

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Tags: Stucco Painting Tampa, Stucco Painting, Tampa Stucco Painting

Exterior Painting Tips: How To Reglaze A Window

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

If you're like many people with an older home, you might still be sporting single-pane wood windows and storms.  While they may not be quite as energy efficient as their insulated double-pane counterparts, not everyone has the money in their budget to replace them.  

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Tags: Reglaze A Window, Window Reglazing, Window Reglazing Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Window Reglazing

Choosing The Right Brush For Your Painting Project

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 @ 11:13 AM

When buying supplies for a house painting project, most people will grab whichever paint brush is on sale because it's hard to justify spending upwards of $20 on one if you don't understand the difference between them.

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Tags: Painting Project, Painting Project Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Painting Project

Attempting A Major House Paint Color Change? Try Six Shades Of Grey

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Fri, Jul 04, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

No, I'm not talking about the CliffsNotes version of the '50 Shades of Grey' novel.  I'm talking about using a tinted primer under hard-to-cover paint colors so you can avoid having to apply an excessive number of coats.

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Tags: House Paint Color, House Paint Color Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh House Paint Color

Painting Vinyl Siding On Your Home - Can You? Should You?

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

In the 1950's vinyl siding was introduced to the market as a replacement for aluminum siding.  Vinyl was and still is sold as a less-expensive alternative to other types of siding, that never needs to be re-painted because of rot or peeling paint.

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How Important Is Exterior Painting Surface Prep?

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 @ 12:31 PM

You could spend $80/gallon on the best lifetime-warranty paint on the market and apply six coats, but if you're not spending the time to do your surface preparation correctly it would all be for naught.  Without a doubt, the amount of prep you do will determine the longevity of your exterior painting job.  

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Tags: Exterior painting, Exterior Painting Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Exterior Painting