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Posts Tagged ‘Benjamin Moore’

Questions to ask when Hiring a Painting Contractor

Are you in the process of getting painting estimates for a project at your home? Is this the first time hiring a professional painting service? Here are some important questions you should ask the estimator. Is your company licensed and insured? Some states require particular trades to be licensed. If a company is not trade…

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Painting Cabinets

Often a stain on older cabinets can start to look dirty and grungy. In an attempt to freshen older cabinetry, customers often ask me what it would take to paint over the existing surface. Here is a step by step explanation of the process O’Connor’s Painting Service uses to paint cabinetry. Remove old hardware. Note:…

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Deck Finish – Clear, Solid or Semi-Transparent Stain?

When I get a call to bid a deck staining job, often the homeowner asks me my expert opinion on whether to use a clear, solid or a clear semi-transparent stain. It all depends on the level of maintenance and investment you are prepared to commit to over the years. Clear finish deck stains only…

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Waterbased Alkyd Paints Replace Oil

In the good old days, people used oil or alkyds paint because they liked the smooth finish on wood trim inside their home. But over time, paint companies have fazed out oil paint to help protect the environment. Fortunately a few paint companies are now carrying a waterborne alkyd enamel product. Here at O’Connor’s Painting…

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Switching from an Oil-Based Interior House Paint System to a Latex System

Over the past several years due to government regulation in the Mid-Atlantic region, paint manufacturing companies have slowly phased out oil-based paints. Back in 2005 when the new regulations were starting to be phased in, you could even find painters and homeowner trying to stockpile oil-based products. Today when you go to any paint store…

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Painting Aluminum Siding

I’m often asked by customers who have very old aluminum siding if it’s a good idea to paint their siding. I was at a paint trade show recently where I met a large company that manufacturers raw materials for paint. They informed me that paint will hold up on aluminum siding for a good 15…

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Choosing Interior Paint Finishes

When it comes to interior and exterior painting, selecting the paint finish for your paint project is an important task. There are a full range of sheens offered by various paint manufacturers, but O’Connor’s Painting Service, Inc. typically uses Sherwin Williams, Duron and Benjamin Moore paint products. Some of the best advice we give is…

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Colors, Colors, Colors – Help!

When it comes to interior painting it can feel like an overwhelming task when you go to pick your colors. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of paint swatch cards are available to choose from which can test your decision making skills. Will you go with Sherwin Williams Antique White or Simple White? Once you have picked a…

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Jumping into the world of blogging

Welcome to the O’Connor’s Painting Service blog which we hope to be a great resource for our customers both new and returning. In this new blog we will be sharing our techniques for prep and painting as well as reviewing some of the new and exciting paint products being developed such as the new Zero-VOC…

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