The Painters Blog: Tackling All Things Painting

Four seasons with cherry trees

When is the best time of year for your interior & exterior painting?

Eivydas “David” Phillips
Eivydas “David” Phillips
Founder/President at Painters Inc.

Variations in the weather can impact the quality of a paint job, particularly the exterior surfaces. Hot summers and cold winters, dry days and wet days, high humidity and low humidity – they all have an impact on painting projects. At Painters Inc., we know the best and worst time to take on a painting job, but we also have the tools and knowledge to get the best results, regardless of the season.

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Commercial painting maintenance: A comprehensive guide for facility managers

The integrity of a commercial property must always be a consideration for managers and owners, as running afoul of safety regulations can lead to penalties and potential risks that can be hugely impactful. But the appearance of the property is also important, as this speaks to the quality of the brand, can add to the morale of employees and impress customers. Improvements to the property must be preceded by careful planning, and this includes building painting projects.

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All you need to know about warehouse painting (comprehensive guide)

No two warehouses are completely alike, but one commonality they all share is that they can benefit greatly from a repainting project. Keeping surfaces covered with quality paint means they are protected and will hold up longer than unprotected surfaces.

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Professional painting contractor grinding the wall before painting

Why does your paint bubble, crack and peel off the walls? (how to fix & prevent It)

Paint from quality manufacturers is more durable than ever, but is it indestructible? Not quite. While its aesthetic appeal will last for years and years, eventually the paint will break down, crack and peel. Not only will that attractive appeal have gone away, but so too will its protective qualities. This means moisture will be allowed to seep in and cause damage, and ultraviolet rays will directly impact materials the paint was once protecting.

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Oil, acrylic and latex paints on the shelves

Oil, acrylic and latex paints comparison (differences, pros & cons)

Paints are made for specific purposes for use on specific surface types and even different types of rooms. This can be confusing for property owners who are planning their painting project and want to find the right paint with the right finish. This often creates the “acrylic versus latex paint debate,” but what about oil paint – is it still an option for interior spaces?

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Restaurant painting: How to choose the best color for your restaurant interior

Choosing the right color for your restaurant painting project is vital to a successful outcome. Colors influence your customers’ opinions and moods, and colors can help you achieve the ambiance you’re looking for in your restaurant’s interior. But you also have to ensure that the colors you choose actually sync, as it can be easy to get the combinations wrong.

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Residential vs. commercial vs. industrial painting: what's the difference?

You’ve got a painting project coming up and it’s time to do some research on contractors in your area. You’re looking for a quality contractor that offers a competitive price for their services and does a great job. Is there anything else that matters?

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Should you caulk the exterior before or after painting?

While a good paint job will add durability, age and the elements will eventually wear away at a structure until something has to be done, from minor repairs to complete rework. Part of every good paint job includes caulking, which helps to keep moisture and air out of seams, gaps and holes. “Should you caulk before or after painting?” It’s an important question because it is something that needs to be considered during a painting project.

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What color should the ceiling be painted – the same as the walls or a different color?

Taking on a painting project can be intimidating because there are so many questions that need to be answered if the project is going to be a success. For example, what color should you paint your ceiling? And, ceiling vs. wall color – should they be the same or different? These are probably the top two questions painting contractors get and they are important ones to answer before moving forward with your project.

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What’s the difference between VOC paint and No-VOC paint?

From being increasingly eco-conscious to health-conscious, consumers are focused on using products that are healthier, and this extends to paint. In the mid-1990s, low to no VOC paint began to hit the market and they have been growing in popularity ever since.

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