When staining wood, use a cloth wipe—don’t brush!

September 13, 2018

Let’s talk about staining. The distant cousin to the more common coat of paint, staining is prevalent for furniture refinishing, banisters, stair treads, doors, and more. Here’s the thing: you want to apply stain and wipe off the excess with a clean cloth wiper before it dries. You might be tempted to use a sprayer to cover large surfaces quickly, …Continue Reading


Stay Put® Canvas Plus Dropcloth

September 10, 2018

Three layers of protection in one great canvas drop cloth We knew our Stay Put® technology would revolutionize the traditional canvas dropcloth every professional painter keeps in their arsenal. Canvas has been around forever—and for good reason. There’s nothing like a canvas drop cloth to protect surfaces from paint, sanding dust, sawdust, foot traffic and more. Canvas is durable, washable …Continue Reading


NEW SuperTuff Surface Protector

August 29, 2018

You’ve asked for it and we’ve brought it. Introducing a lighter weight and more economical version of our Heavy Duty Surface Protector. Same great slip resistance and leak proof product in a lighter weight. But trust us, the SuperTuff Surface Protector is durable and made to last. Learn more here.


Worst Contractor Stories

August 17, 2018

We’ve all had that one job that makes us shudder in horror. Did someone knock over a paint can, spilling paint all over a newly cured floor? Or was a piece of furniture moved, scratching the floor in the process? Here’s a few stories from our contest that are definitely lessons learned! Thank you to everyone who submitted stories to …Continue Reading


Life Hacks with Work Supplies

August 8, 2018

When you’re not working, your supplies are likely locked away or set aside. But have you ever given any thought to the fact that some of your everyday work supplies could make life easier at home without costing you a dime? Think about traditional rosin paper—a staple of the building industry for years—Trimaco carries red rosin paper and brown rosin …Continue Reading


When it’s time to wash up

July 26, 2018

When you have job fatigue and you’re ready to move on, cleaning up is likely the thing you dread the most. Brushes are one thing, but drop cloths? Often oversized and made of different materials, it’s tempting to do a quick rinse or shake and be done with it. That’s a good way to increase your supply budget and decrease …Continue Reading


Want your own Independence Day?

July 20, 2018

While the Fourth of July is in the rear-view mirror, the idea of independence still lingers. How can you differentiate yourself from your competitors? Could you raise eyebrows if you’re doing a better job protecting the worksite by using products others don’t have—or haven’t thought to use? Yeah, we thought so. CX3® Self Adhering Protective Film Technology Excuse us for …Continue Reading


Plastic Slip On Door Covers

July 20, 2018

Looking for a dependable way to protect doors from paint, dust and more? Ever taken a door off the hinge to keep it protected while painting? Or tape multiple sheets of plastic on a door wasting minutes of your time? The Easy Mask Plastic Slip On Door Covers from Trimaco are your new best friend! This simple but effective product …Continue Reading


A Cut Above the Rest – Floor Protection

June 28, 2018

Product Highlight: X•Paper Regular contractor’s and builder’s papers have been around a long time—reliable floor coverings to be sure. But, most soak through and tear, which is not a great choice if your floors need to cure. A teacher might give those temporary floor protection papers a “B” grade. Wouldn’t you rather use an A+ floor and surface protection covering? …Continue Reading


What to use when…

June 22, 2018

Choosing the best protection for your job Different projects require different protection. It’s tempting to use whatever’s on hand for every project, but that kind of oversight only leads to damage and headaches. It’s all in the preparation. Sure, it takes a little longer when you prep carefully, but then you’re ready to work with confidence. Here’s a cheat sheet …Continue Reading


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"...Rushing downstairs with the sprayer still running, I came to find my sprayer knocked over and 5 gallons of Kilz primer spilled all over the floor. Everywhere. In the moment of trying to pick it all up the Rosin Paper ripped, the paint kept spreading, and the air was full of overspray and paint smell. The living room was a mixture of white paint and pieces of red paper everywhere...."

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Let’s talk floor protection.  We are going to be spraying the ceilings and trim on this job so protection is very important.  For masking hardwood floors we use @frogtape first, then use @sherwinwilliams masking tape to attach our floor protection to the frog tape.  We use @trimaco_inc floor shell on the areas where we will be using bakers rack staging so that the wheels don’t mark up the floors.  After that’s down we cover the entire floor with @gripritebuildingproducts under layment as our final layer of protection.  The grip rite allows for easy clean up of dust between coats of paint.  We like to wet the floors a bit before final coat so that any dust that’s around gets trapped and not kicked up as we walk.  How do you protect your floors while painting?

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