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Exterior Painting Tips: How To Reglaze A Window

 
Reglaze A Window

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.  

About ImageWorks Painting

ImageWorks Painting, Inc. owner's have combined spent over 30 years in the paint and coatings industry, both as representatives of one of the country's premier paint manufacturers, as well as owners of one of Pittsburgh's largest and most reputable painting companies.

We proudly serve all of the Greater Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania areas.

 

Choosing The Right Brush For Your Painting Project

 
Image of a brush ready for a painting project

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.

About ImageWorks Painting

ImageWorks Painting, Inc. owner's have combined spent over 30 years in the paint and coatings industry, both as representatives of one of the country's premier paint manufacturers, as well as owners of one of Pittsburgh's largest and most reputable painting companies.

We proudly serve all of the Greater Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania areas.

 

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

 
Dark House Paint Color

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.

About ImageWorks Painting

ImageWorks Painting, Inc. owner's have combined spent over 30 years in the paint and coatings industry, both as representatives of one of the country's premier paint manufacturers, as well as owners of one of Pittsburgh's largest and most reputable painting companies.

We proudly serve all of the Greater Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania areas.

 

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

 
Painting Vinyl Siding

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.

About ImageWorks Painting

ImageWorks Painting, Inc. owner's have combined spent over 30 years in the paint and coatings industry, both as representatives of one of the country's premier paint manufacturers, as well as owners of one of Pittsburgh's largest and most reputable painting companies.

We proudly serve all of the Greater Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania areas.

 

How Important Is Exterior Painting Surface Prep?

 
House Showing Exterior Painting Surface Prep Setup

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.  

About ImageWorks Painting

ImageWorks Painting, Inc. owner's have combined spent over 30 years in the paint and coatings industry, both as representatives of one of the country's premier paint manufacturers, as well as owners of one of Pittsburgh's largest and most reputable painting companies.

We proudly serve all of the Greater Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania areas.

 

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

 
Pressure washing surface prior to painting

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.

About ImageWorks Painting

ImageWorks Painting, Inc. owner's have combined spent over 30 years in the paint and coatings industry, both as representatives of one of the country's premier paint manufacturers, as well as owners of one of Pittsburgh's largest and most reputable painting companies.

We proudly serve all of the Greater Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania areas.

 

Can A Primer Save You From A Paint Stripping Nightmare?

 
House with partial paint stripping

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.  

About ImageWorks Painting

ImageWorks Painting, Inc. owner's have combined spent over 30 years in the paint and coatings industry, both as representatives of one of the country's premier paint manufacturers, as well as owners of one of Pittsburgh's largest and most reputable painting companies.

We proudly serve all of the Greater Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania areas.

 

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

 
No-smoking sign to prevent smoke damage

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.  

About ImageWorks Painting

ImageWorks Painting, Inc. owner's have combined spent over 30 years in the paint and coatings industry, both as representatives of one of the country's premier paint manufacturers, as well as owners of one of Pittsburgh's largest and most reputable painting companies.

We proudly serve all of the Greater Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania areas.

 

Exterior Rotted Wood Repair Tips For Your Home

 
Rotted Wood Repair To Fix Damaged Siding

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.  

About ImageWorks Painting

ImageWorks Painting, Inc. owner's have combined spent over 30 years in the paint and coatings industry, both as representatives of one of the country's premier paint manufacturers, as well as owners of one of Pittsburgh's largest and most reputable painting companies.

We proudly serve all of the Greater Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania areas.

 

Color Consultants To Help With Exterior & Interior Paint Colors

 
Professionally Decorated Bedroom Showing Interior Paint Colors

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.  

About ImageWorks Painting

ImageWorks Painting, Inc. owner's have combined spent over 30 years in the paint and coatings industry, both as representatives of one of the country's premier paint manufacturers, as well as owners of one of Pittsburgh's largest and most reputable painting companies.

We proudly serve all of the Greater Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania areas.

 

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