Here is how to get started looking for and removing lead: If you live in a house built in before 1979, you very likely have some lead. Even for adults, that's a real health problem. Plus the one and only lead test kit you should use.
The amount of lead-based paint still hanging around is enormous. We really need to educate the public on health risks. Here we discuss how to find the lead and cover or remove it. Don't take this lightly. Doing this requires training for painters and homeowners.
If you have been searching for garage floor paint, you now see the bewildering array of styles or types of floor coatings (not all of them are truly called paints). We picked the best of each category.
Shopping you will see off-brand coatings showing beautiful photos with what they call the best garage floor paint. Really? Show me the floor in 10 years.
The biggest cause of painting concrete failure (not bonding, delamination, bubbling, etc.), is poor prep. We will explained how to paint concrete floors step by step. With links to the all-important concrete prep (testing, to etch or now, cleaning, rinsing, etc).
What concrete paint to put on your floor depends on your comfort with the look and lifespan. Some customers of ours are very picky and want a perfect high-gloss epoxy and others just want a budget facelift. We also link you to every topic you need to consider: from cleaning to cleanup.
Good news: if you are not changing colors you'll be fine with one coat of quality paint (look up your situation below). If you try to save money on budget paint, this rule will not apply. (These paints have less 'solids' and will not get you where you want to be in two coats!) Quality applicators and paint are less expensive and less frustrating than you think and are easy to clean. Here we go.
Mold resistant paint does not kill mold! But you can relax, the process of stopping mold is very do-able. A little elbow grease, a little mold killing primer (the good stuff) and you are ready to paint. Whew. I'm glad I stopped you from just painting over that mold!
You are in luck. Applying floor paint is the easiest thing we painters do. When you use the best floor paint you will only need one coat in most cases. We only use high-quality floor paint. And painting floors is easy. Don't thank me, thank gravity.
The best interior will make your work A LOT easier, because the color holds longer, applies more evenly, each coat is much thicker, and it cleans up easier. We will show you a secret painting tip to go very fast. Let's see first which paint is the best. Don't believe commercials.
We list here the good paint and primer in one and when you can use them. Be very careful and consider the results you will get if you use a paint and primer in one step. I have seen a lot of ads pushing this idea of one-coat painting, but that just plays to people's idea that painting is a drag and one coat would be quick and easy. It is not messy and it is not hard to clean up.
In the best case, you only want to do one coat, and this requires very good quality ceiling paint. Working and looking up is the hardest thing a painter does on a daily basis. Here's how to just do one coat.
All you really need to know: Cheap paint will kill you! Volatile Organic Compounds, VOCs have already been removed by paint makers on the cutting edge of paint technology. Many VOCs are carcinogens. Be aware of the danger, and learn about low VOC paint.