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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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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Repainting metal surfaces (How to prepare & choose the best paints)

Repainting metal surfaces has two main purposes. First, it protects the metal against rusting, making it more durable and prolonging its life. Second, it makes the surface look appealing. While metal is known for its strength, it will degrade over time, as it is prone to rust and corrosion. Caught earlier enough, the metal can be repaired and repainted, thus greatly expanding its usability, and that’s why it’s important to partner with a trusted painting contractor that has the know-how to handle all types of metal painting projects.

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What you need to know about stucco painting and repair for commercial buildings

Stucco is a premium surface that adorns commercial buildings of businesses where the proprietors have distinct tastes. This costly surface also takes a fair amount of upkeep if it’s going to retain its aesthetic value. This includes the occasional repair, such as filling in cracks and chips, as well as commercial stucco painting services. With regular maintenance, stucco will look great for a long time.

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How to prepare surfaces for painting in commercial buildings

There is plenty of value to be found in painting a commercial building, but the most successful painting projects involve plenty of planning for preparing surfaces for painting. Most commercial property owners define success as a project that is finished on time, on budget with outcomes that look professional and last a long time. When you partner with a high-quality, trusted and proven commercial painting contractor, you will have successful outcomes with your project.

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Warning signs of a bad interior and exterior paint job (and how to deal with a bad painter)

You’ve probably heard plenty of horror stories about bad painters and all the things that had to be fixed after they “completed” the job with poor results. A bad paint job is disappointing on a variety of levels.

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Industrial floor striping to improve safety

Warehouse Safety Line Painting Guide and OSHA Floor Marking Standards

Warehouse safety floor markings are extremely useful in dividing spaces and offering visual cues for the proper flow of traffic, as well as indicate areas where caution should be a priority. From dots to stripes, lines to shapes, professional floor marketing contractors throughout the U.S. keep risks at a minimum with their safety floor marking services.

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Benjamin Moore vs Sherwin-Williams: Which is the best paint for your project?

When painting contractors seek out quality paint for their jobs, they often choose Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams – two of the best selling brands on the market. Professional painters the world over have used these paints to great success for many years. When it comes to choosing which one is “best” however, that’s almost an impossible distinction to make.

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How to choose the best painting contractor in Chicago

Choosing a painting contractor seems like a daunting task given the sheer number of them in the Chicago area. With a little research and knowing what to look for, the process becomes much less arduous. At Painters Inc., we understand the benefits our clients get when they hire a professional painting contractor. We have been in the industry for a long time, so we’ve compiled information about what to look for in a quality contractor, the questions you need to ask before hiring one, and the importance of checking for qualifications, such as being licensed and insured.

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condo interior colors

How to choose paint colors for apartments and condominiums

The colors used in condos and apartments say much about the overall residential experience. Besides choosing the right colors, you also need a professional crew to tackle the project on a schedule that meets your needs and at a price that fits your budget. Choosing colors that fit your architectural features and other elements of the property can be a complex project. But from kitchens to bathrooms, living rooms to bedrooms, we’ve got you covered in regard to the latest interior and exterior paint trends.

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