December 28, 2016

I’m sure that you have heard the saying “You get what you pay for”.  That is very true when it comes to hiring painting contractors.  Not all painting companies are equal.  Some are true leaders in the industry, while others are good painters but need a lot of guidance or supervision and some painters do not have a true understanding of which paints to use in difference circumstances. (more…)

December 12, 2016

Does your painter FAIL to plan or plan to FAIL?  This is one question that every project manager and owner should ask themselves before working with a painting contractor and as part of their post-painting project assessment.

An important characteristic of a professional painting contractor is planning.  The difference between a good painting contractor and a true professional painting contractor is how they plan. (more…)

November 16, 2016

Clients often ask me how I select the right paint for a painting project.  My answer is always the same; it depends on the specific needs of both the client, the project and the expectations of everyone involved in the painting project.  The process usually start by accessing the over-all project and trying to break it down into different "use" types.

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November 1, 2016


Several years back, we were working on repainting a building that was built in the 1970’s.  This project was managed by a mid-sized construction manager and the owner had their own architectural representative involved in the project.  It wasn’t long before they asked us to repaint several corridor walls which were covered with glazed tile.

In our proposal, we included the use of an adhesion promoting primer but due to the cost, we were (more…)