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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


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


How to Protect Hardwood Floors

June 20, 2018

Disasters for hardwood floors Are you protecting your flooring against these 3 things? Nothing matches the warmth and feel of hardwood floors. Even with all the other flooring options on the market today, consumers want wood. In its 2018 Industry Outlook survey, the National Wood Flooring Association reported nearly 40 percent of contractors said they expect to see hardwood sales …Continue Reading


How To Properly Clean Paint Tools

May 23, 2018

Top 3 products you need for a clean slate The mark of professional painters? You can’t tell they’ve been there—not by looking at their worksite or the toolbox. But painting is messy; it’s the nature of the beast. What are you bringing to your worksite to ensure your paint brushes and tools are ready for the next day? Are you cleaning …Continue Reading


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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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