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VOC-free paints : what are the standards? Posted on Mar 25, 2015

VOC-free paints : what are the standards? In 2009, the federal government imposed standards to the paint manufacturers to help reduce our national greenhouse gas emissions. Indeed, non-ecological paints contain volatile organic compounds (VOC) that evaporate, thus increasing the atmospheric pollution which created smog. VOCs have been identified as a...

What is lotus leaf paint? Posted on Mar 6, 2015

What is lotus leaf paint? In 2012, paint manufacturer Sto Corp launched a paint that uses a new technology. It’s is fact an hydrophobic paint, that imitates the microstructure of lotus leaves once it has been spread on a surface. When water falls on the painted surface, it can’t stick...

How to paint metal surfaces (Part 2) Posted on Mar 6, 2015

How to paint metal surfaces (Part 2) Galvanized metal painting Galvanized metal is an alloy created to replace wrought iron. This solution does not rust, a priori. In reality, all materials do get corroded over time. Iron oxidizes and becomes brown, aluminum get corroded by acid with time, wood rots,...

How we proceed for metal painting (Part 1) Posted on Mar 6, 2015

How we proceed for metal painting Before painting a metal, it’s important to identify properly the kind of metal and its condition in order to choose the appropriate products and painting techniques. In short, here is how our professional painters proceed for the different kinds of metal sidings: aluminum sheets,...

Aluminum sidings on houses and commercial buildings Posted on Mar 5, 2015

Aluminum sidings on houses and commercial buildings It’s frequent to see aluminum sidings on houses and commercial buildings. Sometimes, the aluminum sheets are so old that a kind of chalk powder leaks due to a faulty electrostatic paint. This phenomenon might be explained by a bad paint batch, or also...

Remote estimates thanks to MLS files Posted on Mar 5, 2015

Remote estimates thanks to MLS files You would like to have your house painted before moving in, but you don’t have the keys yet? We have the solution. We now offer remote quotes to help our clients. You simply have to send us the PDF document that shows the MLS...

The final inspection of a painting job Posted on Feb 27, 2015

The final inspection of a painting job Ideally, proceed to a quick inspection after the painting of each room, or of each exterior wall. If possible, it’s always better to inspect before the painter leaves the premises so that there won’t be any useless delay in getting the work done....

How to paint a cornice? Posted on Feb 23, 2015

How to paint a cornice? How to perform cornice painting on a 3-stories building? We often have to deal with this kind of project. For the painting of a cornice, it’s important to know how to apply a few painting at heights and exterior painting techniques. The method chosen by...

What’s the difference between acrylic, latex and oil paint? Posted on Feb 12, 2015

What’s the difference between acrylic, latex and oil paint? A question that is often asked to commercial painters is the difference between oil, latex and acrylic paint. Here is my anser. Oil paint Once dry, an oil paint film is very hard and washable, which means we can scrub it...

How to do the inspection of a painter’s work? Posted on Feb 12, 2015

A team of painters must have certain specific characteristics to pass easily a meticulous inspection. Team work, continuous progress, and the presence of a foreman on the painting site are factors that greatly help passing the client’s final inspection. But as a client, how exactly should proceed for doing an...