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How to prepare and paint trim

Part 1 – Prepare the Trim

Step 1: Use the damp sponge to clean dirt and grime from trim. If needed, use the rough side of a sponge to ensure a clean starting surface. (90% of good paint job is prep work.)

Step 2: Sand the surface. After the trim has been sanded, use a damp sponge to wipe away any dust.

Sanding Tip: Hand-sand all woodwork smooth with a fine, 180-grit paper until all shine disappears. Use 80-120-grit to smooth imperfections such as heavy globs of old paint. 

Step 3:

Four Benefits of hiring a Professional Painter

  • Professional Painters Have the Right Equipment –  Professional painters have access to much more efficient equipment than a typical homeowner would, such as paint sprayers and specialty rollers. These make the paint jobs go far quicker, and in most cases, offer a higher-quality paint job than a standard brush or paint roller. While these can be rented, it would involve yet another cost to factor in when comparing doing a job yourself versus hiring a professional painter.
 
  • Hiring a Professional Painter Eliminates Risk

Why Enershield over Tyvek?

In our experience house wraps don't perform well when they're subject to persistent wetting. Any areas subject to a lot of moisture - splash back zones, areas below intersecting roofs that dump accumulated rainwater, or tall beachfront houses, for example - can benefit fromEnershield fluid-applied air/water-resistive barrier.

The reason we choose this over conventional Tyvek and other house wraps is because the installation process is too complex. When wrapping a house very few contractors can keep up with the ever changing dimensions of installation.

Rhino Linings of Olympia, we're more than just truck bed liners!

Did you know that Rhino Linings have many different applications? 

Here are just a few:

Truck Bed Liners
Concrete Floor Finishes
Roof coatings
Spray-On Rigid Insulation
RV Roof coating and accessories
Spray on boat liner

To learn more, check out the tab on our homepage or visit:

We look forward to helping with your coating needs!

Rhino Linings of Olympia coming soon!

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Kelly Moore Reflective Coatings

The1545 Envira Coat Reflective paintsystem brings the concept of environmentally functional coatings to everyday paint projects.  Air quality is always addressed with modern paints, but Enviro Coat solar reflective formulations add values that can be realized immediately.
 
Kelly Moore's  Envira Coat Reflective is an Exterior 100% Acrylic Solar-Reflective Low Sheen Paint once applied to vertical outside walls, reflects a portion of the radiant heat from the sun away from the building.

Paint for the Pacific Northwest

Here in the Pacific Northwest, you never know what the weather will do.Sherwin Williamshas the solution! 
 
Resilience™ Premium Paint is the perfect choice for residential andcommercial exteriors. With Resilience, the threat of rain or dew will not slow down or delay the job because it is specially formulated with breakthrough MoistureGuard™ technology, resisting moisture twice as quickly as standard exterior latex coatings. With superior durability, backed by a lifetime limited warranty, you can count on Resilience no matter what the forecast.

How to Find the Contractor that is Right for You

It can be scary to let a contractor into your home to make major alterations.  Here is a great article from Reality Times to guide you through what you should look for in any contractor.Link to Original Article

You may be a do-it-yourselfer, or you may not, but at some point in time, you may have a job that is so complex, expensive or skills-specific that you will want to hire a general contractor to oversee the work.

Painting Contractor with experienceA good general contractor is worth his or her weight in gold if you are interested in saving time, money and aggravation.

The importance of pressure washing

Dear Customer,
 
Winter is upon us, and in the Northwest, that always means we are dealing with the build up of mildew. The exterior of our homes are constantly exposed to the elements, such as sun, wind, rain, and dirt. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight causes oxidation, which creates a chalky residue on exposed siding. Man-made pollution also contributes to this grime. This build up causes our homes to appear old, dull, unclean and degrades the paint.
Pressure washing will remove the grime and residue from the paint, restoring paint back to the original color.

What Sheen Should I Choose?

What sheen is best for your painting project?  Here is a comprehensive guide from Miller Paint to help you determine the most appropriate sheen for your situation.