Interesting Paint Products II

Interesting paint products II. This is the follow-up to the last post “Interesting Paint Products”. Apparently a lot of people found it interesting and requested more so here we go.

No Miss Ceiling Paint

There are lots of varieties of this product out there but the theory is the same. It starts out as one color, usually a pink or blue and as it dries it changes to a white. It makes it easier to see where you have painted so as to avoid missed spots. It is a cool idea. I have never tried one of these but can see the advantage to it if you are not accustomed to painting. I have talked to people that have use these types of products and the feedback was good.

Pittsburg Paint no miss ceiling paint

Paintbrush Counterweight

As interesting paint products goes this one is right up there! This company (Galaxgtools) has developed a counterweight for a paint brush. It apparently creates a balanced, lighter feeling paint brush and reduces fatigue and hand stress. For $3.99 it might be worth a try. You get three different weights to find what works for you. I’ve decided to give it a whirl so I will let you know what I think. Galaxgtools

galaxgtools paintbrush counterweight

Corner roller

These are kinda cool. I have used one before and it works as advertised. We don’t tend to use them because we can cut corners very fast with just a brush but if you are looking for ways to speed things up a bit, this might be for you. You want to remember to stop short of the ceiling when you get to rolling the corners fast!

corner roller with lambskin cover

Do You Make These Common Painting Mistakes

Painting mistakes are easy to make. Whether you are painting yourself or hiring someone else to do it, here are some do’s and dont’s.

It’s amazing how many painting mistakes revolve around the word “Cheap”. Cheap materials, cheap paint, cheap painting contractor…There are times to bargain shop. Painting isn’t one of those times. If you use cheap, poor quality materials, how can you expect a quality result? Always buy quality painting tools and paint. It is an investment that pays off.

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The 3 Most Important Steps To Exterior House Painting

Exterior house painting time is quickly approaching. You would think the time is now. We have had 60 and 70 degree weather for a couple weeks now in Omaha. That’s not common for February.

Every paint contractor develops their own system for painting houses. Everyone has their own process however there are 3 steps that should be part of every paint contractors system. There are many steps to painting a house but skipping any 1 of these 3 is a critical error.

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Here is a quick way to Spray Doors

To spray doors correctly takes a little time and effort. Each paint contractor has their own idea about how to go about this and there are various “systems” available out there that will supposedly make the job easier. Many Painters in Omaha will pick a room and tilt the doors against the wall and spray them that way and then flip them over to spray the other side. There isn’t anything wrong with doing it this way if you can control the overspray and deal with the wall that will have many door shadows on them after spraying. This method is very common in new construction.

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The Secret Of Good Brushwork

Brushwork. The skilled application of paint by means of a brush. It is at the heart of being a skilled painter. Even today with airless sprayers and cordless spray guns, it always comes back to the brush. All painting is basically a means to efficiently transfer paint to a surface in a controlled manner. Brushing is still the most efficient and controlled way to paint.

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