Choose The Best House Paint For Your Project

Many people, my customers included, don’t put a lot of thought in the type of house paint they need in order to have lasting performance. Most people think of paint as a decorative element that provides protection to a surface.

The reality is opposite. Paint is a protective film that has decorative capabilities.

Paint manufactures are constantly trying to improve their products for the best performance, but they also know that no one will purchase these products if they don’t offer a decorative appeal.

This explains the confusing volume of products on the shelves.

Choosing the best and most proper house paint to use is as important as the surface preparation and the application techniques used. An understanding of the different kinds will allow you the best opportunity at choosing house paint for maximum performance and decorative appeal.

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Low VOC Paint

Environmentally friendly products are hot these days, and virtually every paint manufacturer now carries a line of low VOC paints. How do low VOC paints impact the environment and your health? Are they really as “green” ...
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Masonry Paint

Like all surfaces, masonry can benefit aesthetically from a coat of fresh paint from time to time. On exteriors, where weather is a concern, masonry paint provides protection against damage caused by the elements. Stucco, brick, ...
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No VOC Paint

Low VOC paints are almost the industry standard today, but many manufacturers are going a step further, creating no VOC paints that are even safer. No VOC is actually a misnomer, because it is virtually impossible to produce a ...
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Old Fashioned Paint Recipes

Few modern paints created with synthetic materials can truly claim to be VOC-free. Old-fashioned paint formulas created with natural pigments and binders are surprisingly durable and attractive. These non-toxic paint ...
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Useful Paint Additives

Sometimes just plain paint isn’t enough. Paint additives can do many things, from reducing the drag on a brush to providing anti-slip characteristics. There are many different paint additives from a wide variety of ...
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Where did paint come from?

By Daniel Anderson
Budgeting for your interior house painting project? Maybe you are planning on upgrading your room. Have you ever wondered what paint product you should use? The oldest house paint was made of lime mixed with milk and sometimes natural ...
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How to Manage Paint Disposal

The best way to deal with paint disposal is to purchase and use enough for the job with very little left over. Often this isn’t always possible, since paint estimating isn’t an exact science. Plus, you should try to ...
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Choosing a Paint Sheen

When choosing paint, your first consideration will, of course, be color. But sheen is just as important. Simply put, sheen is a measurement of a paint’s gloss or shine. The amount of light a finish reflects can make your color ...
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Paint Types & Where to Use Them

By Michael J. Butler - E-Z Painting (Chicago, IL & New York, NY)
High Gloss (70+ on a 60 degree gloss meter) Where to Use – For kitchen & bathroom walls, kitchen cabinets, banisters & railings, trim, furniture, door jambs & windowsills. Comments – More ...
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Recycle Latex Paint

Instructions (Do It Yourself) for Recycling Latex Paint: Carefully lay out new plastic film (polyfilm) in a well ventilated area. We suggest 4 mil polyfilm spread out in A CONTAINMENT enclosure; such as bracked 4 x 4 posts ...
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Roof Coating – Waterproofing Your Roof

Extreme weather is bound to cause some damage to your roof, therefore it can be challenging when you are keeping your roof from leakages. There are several ways to build a roof to keep water from entering your ...
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Sustainability; Paint and Exterior Use

By Matt Smith
Painting the exterior walls of your house is a task that requires some thought, preparation and work. First of all, you want your house to look appealing and beautiful, reflecting your own style and way of ...
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Temperature & Humidity vs. Paint

By Raider Painting
If you have an outdoor painting project on your to-do list, you might be watching the weather report to determine the ideal day to get it done. Yet if all you’re watching for is a day without rain, you’re not ...
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What is GREEN Painting?

By MJ Butler - E-Z Painting Inc. (Chicago, IL & New York, NY)
GREEN Painting is a painting specialty that uses eco-friendly paints that have very little negative impact on our environment. Green Painting refers not to the color, but to the paint that contains little or no harmful ...
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What’s in Your Paint, and Why You Should Care

By Courtney and Wise (Sydney, Australia)
House paint is made up of three main things: pigment (that’s the colour), a binder to keep the colour all together and make it stick to your walls, and a solvent, which keeps the paint liquid. The ...
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What’s That Paint Smell?

A fresh coat of paint can be a sight for sore eyes, transforming a dull or dingy room into something brighter and more appealing. Unfortunately, what’s good for our sense of sight isn’t always as good for our sense of ...
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