Painters insurance is expensive. It is actually much more expensive then many other trades. The justification I have been given by several different insurance companies is “because most painters work at tall heights”. This may be true because one of the few trades with higher work comp premiums then painters is roofers.Continue reading “Painters Insurance”
Adding value to your home is easy with these cost effective suggestions.
Update colors in your kitchen, the entryway, and bathrooms.
Refinish or paint kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities.
Waterproof basement walls.Continue reading “Adding Value To Your Home”
Office painting is not any harder then residential painting however the challenge is usually in the scheduling. Most businesses want their facilities painted at a time that will impact their customers or employees the least. At The Painting Company we are accustomed to scheduling in the second and third shift. We have a Hair Salon in Ralston Nebraska scheduled this week for the second shift (after 5:00 pm) and we have a restaurant in Omaha Nebraska scheduled for the third shift (after 12:00 am) next week.Continue reading “Office Painting”
Paint Contractor Secret Hacks. We all have them but few choose to share them. Many years ago I went to Reno Nevada to attend a painters convention. This was a long time ago. I believe it was in the early nineties, anyhow one of the things I was excited about was there was an “Old Timer” that was going to share the painting secrets he accumulated over many many years. This particular seminar was cancelled and I was bummed. We all look for easier or secret ways of doing things better and faster.Continue reading “Paint Contractor Secret Hacks”
We tend to have temperature extremes in the midwest. Specifically Omaha. There are times better suited to others for exterior painting around here. Most paints are made to be applied when the temperature of the substrate is 50 degrees and above as the coating dries. This is not necessarily a strict limitation, but a general guideline.The best time to paint in the midwest is spring and early fall.Continue reading “Best Time to Paint Your Omaha Nebraska Home”
Color consistency can be a challenge sometimes but here are some tips to keep everything looking right!
The problem most people run into is a variation in the color however there are times when there is a variation in the sheen of the coating that causes a problem. This happens but I will tell you how to avoid this.Continue reading “Color Consistency”
Kintsugi as the Japanese call it or “golden joinery”. It is believed to have started in the 15th century. It’s basically highlighting breaks or damage obtained through time with gold. A shogun sent a broken ceramic bowl out to be fixed and was horrified when it returned with ugly metal staples where the break was.Continue reading “Aggrandize the Damage”
Paint value is easy to determine. Many customers ask me if the more expensive paints are worth the money. I previously talked about how to determine the quality of paint back in May of this year. Quality paints costs more because they have more of the ingredients that make for good coatings plus the quality standards of those ingredients are much higher.Continue reading “Expensive Paint”
Getting ready for the painter is easy! If you have made the decision to hire a professional Omaha Painting Contractor. Bravo! What follows is a summary of what you can do to insure a smooth and easy paint job.Continue reading “Getting Ready For The Painter”