ImageWorks Painting Blog

How to get rid of those nasty stains for good!

Posted by Shari on Mon, Sep 14, 2020 @ 02:55 PM

Effective Pro Tips for Covering Unsightly Stains  

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Tags: Smoke Damage, Water Stain Repair, Water Stain Repair Tampa, Tampa Water Stain Repair, Water Stains On Ceiling, smoke stains, primer

Pricing Projects with the Pros: How do painters price their estimates?

Posted by Shari on Tue, Sep 01, 2020 @ 10:27 AM

There is nothing like excessive time at home from a global pandemic to get us taking a closer look at the condition of our homes and businesses. Peeling paint on shutters and drab, outdated color schemes in main living areas are hard to ignore when you are spending more time looking at them. Businesses excited to reopen their doors to customers after months-long closures may want a fresh coat of paint to celebrate the occasion.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Painters, painting contractors, exterior residential painting, House Painting Financing, Hiring A Painter Tampa, How Much Do House Painters Charge, Painting A Room Tampa, Painting Project Tampa

Picking The Right Tools For Your Interior Home Painting Project

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Tue, Mar 31, 2020 @ 06:35 PM

Have you ever looked at the selection of painting tools and accessories at your local paint department and wondered why in the world there needs to be sooo many choices?

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Tags: Interior Painting, Painting Tips, Home Painting Tampa, Tampa Home Painting

The 7 Most Important Things To Consider When Buying Exterior Paint

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mon, Mar 23, 2020 @ 07:57 PM

When you or your contractor are choosing an exterior paint for your home there is no shortage of choices available.  And who has the best paint -- the big box home improvement stores like Home Depot & Lowe's or the specialty paint shops like Sherwin-Williams & Benjamin Moore?  Should you pay $30 per gallon for paint or $80 per gallon?

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Tags: Exterior Paint, Exterior Paint Tampa, Tampa Exterior Paint

Choosing The Right Brush For Your Painting Project

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Tue, Mar 17, 2020 @ 04:02 PM

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 Tampa, Tampa Painting Project

pH Testing For Stucco Painting [Video]

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 @ 08:45 AM

Testing your stucco surface for pH level is critical when your stucco is new or you've recently had a patch or repair done.  If you apply paint too soon before it's had time to cure you're likely to run into a massive failure.

You could just wait the standard 28 days for full cure time but maybe you don't have time to wait.  So what is an easy way to test for pH to make certain that your levels aren't too high?  You can purchase pH testing pencils, testing strips, etc., etc.  But in this week's video I'll let Justin show you one of the easiest ways to find out fast.

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

Primer Before Paint: When Is It Necessary & When Is It A Waste?

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mon, Mar 02, 2020 @ 09:41 AM

Primers are not always necessary in every painting project.  To know when you should use a primer you first have to understand what types of primers are available and what they're intended to be used for.  The best way to understand their intended uses is to first look at them by primer categories.

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Tags: Painting Tips, Priming, House Paint Primer, House Paint Primer Tampa

Using Ladders Safely & Effectively For House Painting

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mon, Feb 24, 2020 @ 08:54 PM

Ladder use is a must when tackling a house painting project.  But many people are intimidated by the thought of scaling one...and for good reason.  Over 150,000 people are sent to the emergency room each year as the result of a ladder accident.  

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Tags: House Painting, House Painting Tampa, Tampa House Painting

Apply Caulking Like A Professional Painter

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Tue, Dec 10, 2019 @ 08:02 AM

For a professional painter, the devil's in the details.  And few details are more important when it comes to a great looking paint job than clean, crisp, lines in your finish.

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Tags: Professional Painter, Tampa Professional Painter, Professional Painter Tampa

The Homeowner's Guide To Gathering House Painting Quotes

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Wed, Nov 13, 2019 @ 03:35 PM

If you've never had your home professionally painted before, collecting house painting quotes can be a bit overwhelming.  There are so many corners that can be -- and often are -- cut by painters.  But it's hard to know whether a painter is going to do a good job unless you know what a good exterior paint job consists of.

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Tags: House Painting Quotes, Tampa House Painting Quotes, House Painting Quotes Tampa