ImageWorks Painting Blog

Painters Respirators, Dust Masks, & Breathing Protection

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Wed, May 04, 2016 @ 06:39 PM

Occasionally I'll get a question from a homeowner about whether or not they should wear any type of breathing protection, and when.  

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House Painters Pro Tips: Filling Gaps, Cracks, Nail Holes

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 @ 10:35 AM

One of the signs of a great paint job is a seamless finish.  In a previous article we discussed Defined Levels of Surface Prep required to achieve various grades of finishes.  But exactly which filling products do you use to fill gaps, cracks, and nail holes to get the results you're looking for?

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House Painters Pro Tips: Paint Trays & Buckets

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 @ 03:08 PM

Paint containers don't get much press because no one gives them a second thought.  I'd say 9 out of 10 homeowners just buy one of the old fashioned tried-and-true metal paint trays with the disposable plastic inserts.

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House Painters Pro Tips: Roller Frames & Covers

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 @ 01:59 PM

It might sound a bit ridiculous to some that there would be a need for a blog article focusing on paint roller frames and roller covers.  

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House Painters Pro Tips: Masking Tapes & Films

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 @ 02:37 PM

I don't think anyone would argue that protecting surfaces and furnishings when painting a room, or even the outside of your home, is a much better idea than having to launch a major clean-up effort after the fact.  

I've been in this industry for a couple of decades now and when I walk down the masking isle of my local paint store I still find the selection to be overwhelming.  I can't imagine what goes through a homeowner's mind when they're in that situation, especially when most of the employees working behind the counter don't seem to have any more experience with painting than you do.

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Dealing With Painting Contractors: Spot Repairs (Touch-Ups)

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Tue, Apr 12, 2016 @ 02:55 PM

In this Dealing With Painting Contractors blog series we've discussed the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) industry standards for determining a Properly Painted Surface as well as Defined Levels of Surface Preparation.  In this third and final installment we will address the PDCA's standard on Recommended Protocol for Spot Repairing Existing Finishes - AKA touch-ups.

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Dealing With Painting Contractors: Defined Levels Of Surface Prep

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Fri, Apr 08, 2016 @ 08:08 PM

Last week, in this 'Dealing With Painting Contractors' series, we clarified exactly what a Properly Painted Surface is, as defined by the Painting & Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA).  

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Dealing With Painting Contractors: What Is A Properly Painted Surface?

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Fri, Apr 01, 2016 @ 10:46 AM

At ImageWorks Painting we strive to do our part to elevate the level of professionalism of the painting industry.  So it's frustrating when we present someone with a quote to paint their home and they bypass the Scope of Work to be performed and go straight to the price to determine how ours stacks-up to the other bids and to decide who will be awarded the project.  Too often we hear folks say things like "A paint job is a paint job...they're all the same."

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House Painters Pro Tips - What To Do With Leftover Paint?

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 @ 12:41 PM

According to Wikipedia, "The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that every homeowner in the US has 3 to 4 gallons of leftover paints in their basement, and 10 percent of those paints ends up in landfills. One gallon of improperly disposed paint has the ability to pollute up to 250,000 gallons of water."

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The Right Product For Your Painting Project

Posted by Justin Nesselroad on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 @ 01:57 PM

Paint is paint, right? Wrong.

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