3 Key Steps for Steel Surface Preparation

Steel’s hardness, durability, and strength have led it to be a choice material for industrial machines. By using industrial coatings, steel’s lifetime can be preserved and lengthened.  In fact, coatings on steel provide many benefits, including: Improving resistance to corrosion from oxidation and salt attackStrengthening defenses against abrasion and wearEnhancing performance in environments with harsh chemicalsMaking the equipment aesthetically pleasing Allowing the equipment to be safer and easier to work with With all of these benefits, coating your steel seems like a no-brainer.  But before you add an industrial coating to your steel, you need to prep the surface.…

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5 Ceiling Color Options That Aren’t White

When you decide to paint a room, you can’t just consider what color you’ll paint the walls. You also have to think about what color to paint the ceiling, and the right ceiling color can make or break the look of your room. If you’re bored with the traditional white ceiling, here are some ideas for your next space: Lighter Shades If you’re painting a shorter room, consider painting the ceiling a lighter shade of the same color you’re using on the walls. Lighter colors above eye-level can add contrast and depth to the room while maintaining the…

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How to Prepare a Room to Be Painted

A new coat of paint is a great way to refresh a room! With a little extra effort to prepare, not only will the process go more smoothly, but the results will be seamless.  Whether you are tackling a DIY project, or hiring a professional painting contractor, here are some tips on how to prepare your space to be painted: Clear the Room The very first step to any painting project is to make lots of space. Despite your attempts, paint can get everywhere and, the more cluttered the space, the more opportunity for an accidental spill. Make…

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5 Reasons to Choose Professional Home Painters

Many homeowners, at one point or another, make the decision to tackle painting their home’s interior on their own. After all, you just need some brushes, drop cloths, and a roll of painter’s tape, right? Not so fast! Choosing to hire professional home painters instead of doing it all yourself has a multitude of advantages for you and your paint job. Here are 5 reasons to choose professional home painters for your next project: Time Savings Painting, even if you’ve done it before, is time-consuming. There’s all the prepping, the primer coat, the paint, the edging … Even…

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Accent Walls 101: How to Add a Little Color to Your Rooms

Accent walls have become a popular interior design trend in recent years, with homeowners thrilled at the idea of adding their favorite bold colors to a space without having to paint a whole room that color. However, just like any color in a room, accent walls can be overdone, leading to the room feeling more claustrophobic and chaotic rather than cohesively designed. We’ve got your guide to correctly using accent walls in your home so you can add a little color without going overboard. What Is an Accent Wall? An accent wall is one wall in a room…

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Top 7 Reasons to Use Epoxy Coating on Your Garage Floor

Garage floors take a beating, especially if you frequently do work in your garage or own multiple vehicles. Over time, they can become cracked, pitted, and difficult to clean. To help solve the difficulties that come with garage floors in poor condition, many people consider adding an epoxy coating to their garage flooring. Here are 7 reasons to consider an epoxy floor coating as opposed to just repairing or replacing concrete garage flooring: Appearance & Defect Repair Whether your garage is part of your business or you just need a clean place to keep your cars overnight, epoxy…

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5 Tips for Designing the Finished Basement of Your Dreams

Everyone’s looking for ways to add more space to their homes, and finishing a basement is a popular home renovation project. And while having all that extra space at your disposal is great, it can be difficult to design something that you love that also takes into account the different needs that come with having a finished basement. If you’re looking to finish your basement to create some more usable space in your home, here are 5 tips to getting a space that’s functional and beautiful: Check Water-Tightness Basements are notorious for taking on water during rainstorms, and…

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6 Paint Problems That Can Be Fixed By a Professional Industrial Painter

Your business is your livelihood, and the shape it is in sends a message to your clientele. If you are noticing imperfections in the paint on your walls and equipment, chances are so are your guests. Enter the professional industrial paint contractor: Trained to deal with all types of painting impurities quickly so you can get back to business as usual. Here are 6 of the most common paint issues an industrial painting contractor can fix for you:  Faded Paint If your walls see a lot of sunlight, you may notice that your paint loses some of its…

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Understanding the Costs of Hiring an Industrial Painter

As a business owner, you know the value of a space that is well-kept. Taking care of your building and equipment increases morale among employees and promotes trust with your customers. When it comes time for a fresh coat of paint, your first concern is probably the cost. While it might be tempting to accept the lowest quote from an industrial painting contractor, understanding the cost breakdown of a professional paint job will help you see why that may not be the best idea.  Licensing & Insurance You may think that licensing and insurance are a must-have for…

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8 Intriguing Wall Painting Trends

Sometimes painting your walls all a solid color feels boring.  Whether you are painting a kids’ playroom or looking for some visual interest in the living room, you’re sure to get the creative juices flowing with one (or more!) of these wall painting trends: Stripes Vertical, horizontal, diagonal, chevron… there is so much you can do with stripes! Try one large stripe in a dark color all around a white room to emphasize color contrast. Going for a more monochromatic look? Paint vertical stripes in two shades of the same color, or with different finishes for a more…

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