Everything listed under: painting contractor

  • Refinishing Doors on the Exterior of the Home

    I recently received the following inquiry regarding the condition of exterior doors and what to do with them.The web visitor wrote: I have wood doors on the front of my home, and I think they need to be refinished. It looks like they are weathering really badly. They get the afternoon sun.   Read More...

  • Should I Repaint Walls to Remove Unpleasant Odor?

    Here is a question I received from a homeowner recently:We built a home in Sarasota and it was completed in August of 2017. We did not move into the home until December of 2017. A few of the closets and the kitchen pantry have a very unpleasant odor.   Read More...

  • Properly Prepared Surface for Painting

    We received a message from a web visitor recently, which read as follows:I just had my home pressure cleaned and the company that was doing the work came to my door and told me I had a problem with the paint on my home. I could not quite understand what the problem was, since I just had my home painted 3 years ago. When I walked outside to look at what they were talking about, I could see some paint chips in the grass and areas of where the paint was coming off and areas that were down to bare s...  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...

  • 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...

  • Repainting Outdoor Light Fixtures

    When repainting outdoor light fixtures, or anything outdoors in Florida, there has to be an extra type of care involved to ensure the paint job will endure the Florida sun and overall climate.A visitor to our website recently wrote to us:We have some really nice lights on the front of our home and the current paint job is starting to peel. What causes the paint to peel, how can we repaint them, and what paint should be used?I responded as follows:In this picture, you will see some very expensive...  Read More...