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Someone has observed that he first half of the word ‘painting’ is the word ‘pain’. This may not be a coincidence! What makes building painting such a challenge to most of us is that we don’t do it often enough to get proficient at it. Modern paints or stains are so good at protecting and preserving siding and other substrates, that it is years between applications. Sometimes the product we used previously is no longer available. Improvements in the development of new paints because new regulations that prohibit ingredients which are detrimental to the environment have all contributed to the evolution of paint. But the biggest ‘pain’ in painting is knowing what is required of a painting project to be successful. And the biggest area in knowing is in knowing what is needed to prepare to pain. Areas that you must be familiar with include: 1. How to properly prepare the surface you are coating? What furniture and/or wall hangings need to be removed and stored without damaging them? 2. What tools and sundries do you need to properly prepare the surface like a caulking gun? 3. Are the stools or ladders you have going to suffice to reach all the areas you need or should you acquire one or more? 4. What are the best products you need for your project? Do you know how much of your product you need? Also, do you have the right amount of caulking and spackling? 5. How are you going to apply the coating? Spraying, rolling or brushing? Do you have the proper tools you need? 6. How are you going to protect surfaces that you don’t want paint on? How much plastic, or paper do you need? Drop cloths? 7. Do you have gloves, a mask and some kind of eye protection? 8. Have you figured the right of amount of time between coats for drying and are you willing to give up the use of your space if you can’t work on it full time? The largest amount of time and energy in a paint project is not in applying the paint. Rather it is properly preparing the surface for the paint to be applied. Knowing how to prepare the surface and what it takes to correctly prepare the surface takes the ‘pain’ out of painting. If there is a way we can help or assist you in preparing to paint, don’t hesitate to call us. We are happy to give free advice based on almost 20 years of painting experience. Take the pain out of painting

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