Wednesday, September 30, 2015

House Painting in Venetia - Part One

Front Porch Painting - Venetia
Here we have a sweet place out in Venetia PA. It had been rented and the tenants weren't exactly easy on the place. Needing the deck redone, the interior painted and floor replaced, we began our work to rehabilitate the property. We'll start with the exterior. Here we have the front porch, painted with PPG Manor Hall Exterior paint. Now we'll move on to the deck. It needed power washed, sanded and painted.

Deck refurbishing
As you can see, the decking was pretty worn.

Deck refurbishing
Railings were also in bad shape.

Sherwin Williams Superdeck
We used Sherwin Williams Superdeck with elastomeric coating on the deck. It resurfaces and waterproofs in one product and is designed to expand and contract with the decking.

Deck refurbishing
SOOOOO here it is before washing and sanding.....

Deck Refurbishing Sherwin Williams Superdeck
and after many hours of hard work.

Deck refurbishing
Before work....

Deck Refurbishing Sherwin Williams Superdeck
and after.

Deck Refurbishing Sherwin Williams Superdeck
The product went on very nicely and flowed into the crevices easily.

Deck Refurbishing Sherwin Williams Superdeck
In part two we'll move to the interior


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Retouching For Your Woodwork

Being a painter we see lots of things that are done wrong. In this example will be looking at a really horrible paint job done in the past. 

Some of the paint is oil based and all of the paint is dripped onto beautiful woodwork. So how do you get it off or fix it. If you have the time stripping it off is the best way to go about it. However if you don't have a lot of time or money we have a quick solution for you, retouching. 

You can pick up sample colors of paint at any home improvement store. What you want is a mid tone brown and a dark brown similar to the woodwork you have. You can also use liquid acrylics in small amounts. Also pick up a few foam brushes or small touch up brushes.

Here we can see lots of big white drips. We start with the foam brush in the mid-tone and cover all the white.

The mid-tone will help hide all the light areas, then use your darker brown to put the wood grain pattern back in to the area you are retouching. 

It  doesn't have to be perfect, the eye will naturally blend it together as you look over a room.

Depending on the type of wood you have you may want to pick up a brown with more red in it or more towards the neutral.

Even old roller marks can quickly fade away.

In this area they went pretty crazy with the white paint On such great old woodwork it makes me want to cry.

But after some quick retouching in a very short time we have it looking good.

We'll leave you with one last window pane. Let us know if you have any questions regarding this or any painting project!