Ron's Blog

  • Paint Color Trends 2017

    I was recently working with one of my clients in helping them to choose interior paint colors. In the process of picking colors, my client asked me what the color trend was for 2017. I could not answer their question until I did a little homework.Well, after doing a lot of research on the Internet, this is what I found out: Depending on which website you visit, the color trends are different - Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and PPG's color trends and colors of the year are all a little di...  Read More...

  • Help is Out There for Selecting the Right Paint Colors

    A message we recently received via our website:I am trying to pick paint colors for the interior of my home, and it is driving me crazy. I wish I could see a picture of what my room would look like with a new paint color. HELP......My response:Help is out there for homeowners.   Read More...

  • Coat Over Driveway Painted With Xylene Paint?

    A website visitor from Naples, Florida wrote in to ask if there driveway was painted with Xylene paint, did it need a clear coat over it and, if so, what type of clear coat?I responded by writing, “They do make clear Xylene-based sealers for Xylene-based paint, however I have never sealed a driveway I have ever painted with a Xylene-based stain. The clear sealers have no UV protection; all of your UV protection is in the paint. I would recommend talking to your local Sherwin Williams paint...  Read More...

  • Painting a Driveway

    We recently received the following message from Phyllis B. via our website:My son lives in Delray Beach, Florida and wants to paint his driveway for two reasons: it is a lot less money than paving the entire driveway and it will make the house show much better. Right now, it is gray concrete with some stains from mold.   Read More...

  • Crackdown on Unlicensed Contracting

    In February 2017, the News Press published an article regarding unlicensed contractors. The city of Cape Coral has stepped up its crackdown on unlicensed contracting. The City of Cape Coral now has a direct way for citizens to report unlicensed contractors and construction work that is being done without a permit.   Read More...

  • Repairing Areas on the Home with Rusty Corner Beads

    Many times, when we are painting the exterior of a home, we come across rusty corner beads. When the rusty corner beads are not treated in a timely manner, the rust can get out of control, it becomes very unsightly and the concrete becomes damaged as you can see in the last picture.When we run into this problem, we work to grind down the rusty corner beads and paint a product called POR-15 over the rust. After allowing the POR-15 to dry overnight, we repair the concrete; allow the concrete to cu...  Read More...

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