Exterior Painters Tip: Be Mold and Mildew-Free Before Summer

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Check Your Kitchen For Ingredients Want to banish mold and mildew from your deck, siding and trim before it becomes hot and humid, particularly if you plan to do a little interior and exterior painting as part of your summer activities? Here is our exterior painters tip: Nothing that a cup of bleach, a cup of white vinegar and a gallon of water cannot solve. Mix them and apply the solution with a sponge or scrubber over gloved hands, making sure you do not drip any on plants or shrubs. An...

Exterior Painters Tip: Keep Leaks Away From Your Homes

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Check The Outer Joints Of Your Homes Whether you are preparing for the coming of summer or next winter, it’s always a good idea to check the outer joints of your homes where various materials converge. SPPI expert exterior painters would advise that you should make sure there are no cracks or openings that can lead to leaks and ruin the paint on your walls, ceilings and even floors. Keep water and hot air leak, and insect incursion away during the summer months, or cold air leaks during w...

Commercial Painters Tip: Let Your Workplace Talk Business

Choose Your Accent Properly When choosing the main color for your establishment, SPPI commercial painters has few things to remind you. As a business owner, you should know the type of customers you want to attract and the kind of business you deal with. With that, decide then on a color combination that you feel would appeal to the emotions of your target clientele. Any commercial painter should know that colors used for bargain chains may not work for more upscale businesses. Gym owners m...

Interior Painters Tip: Dealing With Molds and Mildew On Bathroom Walls

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Dealing With Molds and Mildew Molds and mildew are immediate concerns when painting the interior of your homes, particularly the bathroom. Our interior painters know very well a question that arises when painting a bathroom or dealing with bathroom molds and mildew: Do you need a specialty paint that can inhibit their growth or will ordinary paint do? In most cases, interior painters do not usually use specialty mold/mildew inhibiting or bathroom paint. So unless you have a history of mo...

Interior Painters Tip: Clean Up Before You Paint

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Don't Skip Cleaning Cleaning the wall prior to painting is a step that many pass over, thinking it is an optional procedure. SPPI interior painters know how important this is. Skipping on this simple but crucial step may cause you much peeling and chipping later on as paint can only stick well when applied on a clean surface. Something that will surely affect how you feel about your home, of course. So, part of being practical, do not take for granted then the power of clean walls before ...

Exterior Painters Tip: Make Your Home And Landscape Work Together

Make Your Home And Landscape Work Together The landscape of your house is an important factor according to our expert exterior painters, when choosing the color to use in painting the exterior. You may want to consider the way the trees change colors during the seasons or the flowers that enclose your lot when deciding to complement your surroundings. Greens may not work on areas with lots of trees or plants that shade your home, thus making it look darker than it is and would more likely...

House Painters Tip: Choose The Best Finish

Flat, Semi-Gloss or Glossy In the desire of something that would truly create a home, the decision-making does not end with choosing the paint color and design. After deciding on those two concerns, you now need to choose which type of finish to use – flat, satin and eggshell, or semi-gloss and glossy. You would also need to decide on interior decors and other stuff to complete that home of your dreams. But for now, check out these types of finish from our SPPI house painters: Flat f...

Industrial Painters Tip: Getting Latex Paint Off Your Carpet

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There Will Always Be A Way Anyone including SPPI industrial painters can imagine the devastation of staining your carpet (expensive or not) with latex paint. You may simply end up looking at a stained and ruined carpet. Accidents do happen despite all our precautions, so if you find yourself hyperventilating over your favorite or expensive carpet while repainting your home, just relax. There will always be a way with the help of a sponge or an absorbent wash cloth, cold and lukewarm water...

Exterior Painters Tip: Geography A Factor In Color Choice

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Location, Location, Location SPPI exterior painters suggest for you to take into consideration geographical considerations when choosing paint colors for your home. One of which is the paint color that will not be off or clash with your neighbors. Another is to also consider the sun’s intensity, especially in the sunny areas. Intense sunlight tend to wash out color, making brighter colors preferable in these areas. Check out our Newsletter for more articles about house painting. For fre...

Home Painters Tip: Painting Over Wallpaper Successfully

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Do Not Despair... SPPI home painters know that in the long run, removing wallpaper before painting your wall is best. Yet there are times when doing this may lead to more harm than good to your wall. If you find yourself in this situation, do not despair. Painting over wallpaper can work if done properly. You just need to make sure the sides and seams are secured so it does not peel after painting. Textured wallpaper can be smoothened by applying a thin coat of joint compound (spackle). C...