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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

Pre-Paint Cleaning Methods: Pressure Washing Vs. Hand Scrubbing

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Wed, Jun 04, 2014 @ 12:13 PM

The first step in painting the exterior of your home is to clean the surface.  You have a choice of either doing it the old-fashioned way, which is to hand-scrub the surface, or you can use a pressure washer to speed up the process.

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Tags: Pressure Washing, Pressure Washing Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pressure Washing

Can A Primer Save You From A Paint Stripping Nightmare?

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Thu, May 29, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

Maybe my least favorite thing to do of all painting-related activities is paint stripping. For those of you who've had the pleasure of removing old paint from a house, I don't need to tell you just how fun this can be.  

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4 Steps To Painting Over Smoke Damage On Your Walls/Ceilings

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

One of the toughest challenges to overcome when painting the interior of your home is covering stains on your walls and ceilings caused by smoke, soot, or nicotine.  

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Tags: Smoke Damage, Smoke Damage Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Smoke Damage

Exterior Rotted Wood Repair Tips For Your Home

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Fri, May 16, 2014 @ 01:05 PM

When you're painting the exterior of your home there is a good chance you could encounter rotted or damaged wood on your siding, window sills, trim, or shutters.  

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Color Consultants To Help With Exterior & Interior Paint Colors

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Fri, May 09, 2014 @ 07:14 AM

For any homeowner, one of the most frustrating parts of starting a painting project is choosing the color palette.  I mean, there are soooooo many choices in color out there.  

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Tags: Interior Paint Colors, Interior Paint Colors Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Interior Paint Colors, Exterior Paint Colors, Exterior Paint Colors Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Exterior Paint Colors, Color Consultants, Color Consultants Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Color Consultants