Residential News


  1. Moisture Test

Before using epoxy paint on your floor, test for dampness coming through the concrete. Lift the corner of a plastic bag that’s been taped to the garage floor for 24-hours. If it’s dry beneath, you can proceed with an epoxy coating. If there’s condensation under the plastic, don’t coat the floor with epoxy; moisture will break the bond.

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2. Bleach Away Water Stains

Ceiling stains can sometimes be resolved with bleach and water (10% bleach). Spray the spot – wait a day or two. Works on smooth and textured ceilings. Wear safety goggles and protect the walls and floors with plastic. If it doesn’t work use ProGold Fungal Wash – prime and repaint using Prominent Paints Select Wall and Ceiling.

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3. Paint Doesn’t Stick to Rotten Siding

Rotten wood is worthless to paint. It will continue to deteriorate if not treated. Your options: Replace wood trim or in small areas, use a wood hardener and match with a wood filler. Be sure to prep and sand either one prior to painting.

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4. Skip the Steel

When working with varnish – use synthetic abrasives pads to sand between coats and wipe the surface dust with a damp rag. Skip steel wool – it leaves behind bits of steel.

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