How Long Should My Interior Paint Job Last?

Maybe you’ve just moved into a new house and don’t mind the colors the previous owners chose for the walls. Or you’ve just painted your home and want to know how long you have until you’ll need to paint again. Whether they’re facing down a plan to paint in the near future or they don’t really know how long it’s been since the interior’s been given a fresh coat, many home and business owners wonder: Just how long should my interior paint job last?  It Depends on the Room No two rooms in your house are the same,…

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How Weather Conditions Can Impact Your Industrial Protective Coatings

Using industrial protective coatings offers your equipment and facilities a whole host of benefits, including protection from corrosion, chemicals, salt, and extreme temperatures. However, as strong as industrial protective coatings are once they’re applied and cured, conditions have to be just right during their application in order for them to be effective. If you try to apply an industrial coating during certain weather conditions, it can ruin your application altogether and render the coating ineffective. Here’s how certain weather conditions can impact your industrial protective coatings: Temperature The colder the temperature, the more likely it is to impact…

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What’s the Difference Between Polyurethane & Urethane Coatings?

As you look around for high-quality industrial coatings, it’s not unusual that you’ll run into both the terms “urethane” and “polyurethane.” Both terms are common when discussing flooring systems, especially for industrial applications. Their chemical properties make these coatings more resilient and easier to maintain than epoxy flooring under similar conditions. Polyurethane is an organic plastic polymer material with units linked together with carbamates. This compound can be rigid or flexible. When it comes to using polyurethane in flooring, the dense bonds provide a strong coating that’s also somewhat flexible. Each chemical grouping within polyurethane are multiple urethane…

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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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Dark Kitchen? 7 Tips for Making It Brighter

Cavemen ate in dark caves, but it’s the 21st century so you shouldn’t have to, too!  If your kitchen suffers from minimal natural light exposure and always feels dreary, there are several easy ways to brighten up the space! Try out a few of these tips, and you’ll be saying “I see the light” all night long:  Brighten Your Bulbs It may seem obvious, but changing the wattage on your light bulbs can help a lot.  Any bulbs below 60 watts aren’t doing your kitchen any justice. Try switching out your bulbs for 80 or 100 watts and…

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Does Fresh Paint Increase Your Home’s Value?

If you’re looking to put your home on the market, one of the most cost-effective ways to increase your home’s selling point is repainting.  Both interior and exterior paint jobs have been shown to increase your return on investment (ROI). According to a 2012 study, painting the interior of your home leads to a 107% ROI and painting the exterior results in a 55% ROI.  Repainting your home can be an investment, but it is shown to pay off in the end.  Painting the interior of your home on average will cost about $967, but offers an increase…

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How Lighting Affects Paint Color (& Why It Matters)

Choosing the right paint color for your room is simply a matter of finding something that you really like and that works with your decor, right? Wrong. The way your space is lit - and what type of lighting you have - needs to play a big role in deciding what colors and shades to use on the walls. Choosing the wrong shade for the type of lighting can lead to the color always looking washed-out and dull. How Does Light Impact a Color’s Appearance? Have you ever put on a piece of clothing at home only to…

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How to Choose the Best Paint Colors for Small Bathrooms

So you have a small bathroom in your home and you’re wondering what in the world you can do to make it appear less like a cramped cubicle and more like a comfortable space.  The key to your bathroom transformation is all in the paint color!  Colors can have a profound impact on how we view a space and when painting your home, you can use that to your advantage.  Here are some of the best ways to utilize paint colors to make your tiny bathroom appear less cramped:  Stick to the Basics White is a classic bathroom…

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How Often Should Your Building Be Thoroughly Cleaned?

A clean workplace is a healthy workplace, not just in terms of helping prevent injuries, but also for preventing illnesses among your workers and customers. While it may seem as if you’re doing enough by scheduling routine cleaning sessions for things such as emptying trash, cleaning the bathrooms, and sweeping and mopping floors, most buildings require more intensive cleaning services from time to time. If you’re considering scheduling a thorough clean of your business’ building, the important question that comes to mind first usually is: How often does my building need to be thoroughly cleaned? The answer to…

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4 Interior Design Styles & the Paint Colors to Go With Them

The interior design industry is full of different styles meant to allow every homeowner a unique take on their home’s look and feel. From traditional to modern, farmhouse to Scandinavian, it’s easy to find something to suit your needs when it comes to the furniture and decor in a room. But one thing that can make people feel frustrated is choosing a paint color that works with the interior design style they’ve chosen. Here are 4 popular interior design styles and the paint colors that work best with elements of the design: Traditional This is one of the…

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