B & P’s TOP 10 When Choosing a Painting Contractor

(1) How long has your contractor been in business? What is the experience level of the painter’s working in your home or business?  (2) Is the contractor properly licensed in the State of Michigan? (3) Do they provide a certificate of liability insurance with the proposal? Have they addressed safety issues including having children in the…

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Pressure Washing Your House Before Painting

In order to get the smoothest paint coating possible you’ll want to make sure to thoroughly wash the exterior of your home. Failing to do so can cause pockets of uneven layers to develop as the paint dries. It’s also important to remove any mold or mildew buildup before painting your home. This video (source)…

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Washtenaw County Home Toxics Reduction Program

The Home Toxics Reduction Program provides Washtenaw County residents with a disposal option for flammable, poisonous, toxic and corrosive materials. Online:http://www.ewashtenaw.org/…/recycling_home_tox…/hhw/hhw_html

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2017 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year: Poised Taupe

Sherwin-Williams doesn’t usually like to play color favorites, but in this case we can’t resist. The color we anticipate defining 2017 is Poised Taupe SW 6039. Here’s why: This timeless neutral is modern, classic and a beautiful balance of warm and cool. The 2016 industry shows revealed a surprising transition from grey to taupe. Both…

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Color Matching

Color matching is not always easy. There are many factors that affect color beginning with the color standard. Color chips used on color cards are not absolute color standards. These chips are not made from the same paint you use to tint colors. Rather, the paint chips are made from lacquers and pigments that are…

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