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Deck Staining Wood Stain Oils Vs. Latex

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We do beautiful deck staining and deck repairs.

Deck Staining

Not only is the type of stain but  the quality of the stain is important. Our Toronto deck building and  power washing and staining service has painted both and the process is basically the same. It’s all in the preparation work prior to staining. Power washing only in some cases will not be enough preparation work. We always power wash and sand where the sanding is important because what it does is it opens up and allows the stain to penetrate properly. But if the wood fibers are closed they won’t allow steam to penetrate so that is the reason why sanding is important. Another thing to think about and no is is better to do this work during drier parts of the season. When the wood is moist and damp it won’t allow deep penetration of the stain. So when the ward has been sitting in the sun and air drying it will take the stain the best.

Latex exterior stains

every year are getting better and better with newer technology and chemistry. There are more factors involved than just making a straight stain because also the stain has to be environmentally friendly. And at the beginning with stains and actually latex house paints the quality wasn’t as good as it was with oil paints but now with new technology they are improving rapidly.

Deck Staining

deck sanding and staining is one of our specialties here in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Richmond Hill areas.

Types There are two main types of oil-based stain and one main category of latex stain. Bleaching oil-based stains makes wood appear grayish and naturally weathered, according to Iowa State University. They help give wood an even color and kill mold and mildew. Pigmented oil stains and latex stains come in a variety of colors to give wood different tints. Oil-based pigmented stains come in thicker and thinner finishes, which have more or less of a coloring effect and allow less or more of the natural wood grain to show through.

Appearance Latex stains almost always have a solid color appearance, while oil-based stains range from very transparent to solid, according to Iowa State University. Some transparent latex stains exist, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but they coat the wood rather than soaking into it like transparent oil-based stains do. Therefore, transparent or semi-transparent oil-based stains can often give a more natural appearance than latex-based stains. Oil-based solid (opaque) stains tend to coat wood similarly to latex-based stains, but transparent oil-based stains tend to soak into wood without leaving much of a layer over its surface. Weathering Semitransparent latex stains tend to form a very thin protective coat on wood and are prone to cracking in extreme weather conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Opaque (solid) latex stains form a thicker, yet flexible layer of protection over the wood, which does not crack as easily as semitransparent latex stain or opaque oil-based stain. Solid oil stains tend to crack easily unless exterior wood gets several coats of the stain. Semitransparent oil-based stains soak into wood and, therefore, do not crack or peel under extreme weather conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They will fade with time, but are very easy to reapply.

Lasting Power explains that latex stains tend to last longer than penetrating oil-based stains. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture warns that if a latex stain does peel, cracks and layers of other stain may show easily through a new coat of latex stain. Penetrating (semi-translucent) oil stains, however, go on easily over old weathered stain and blend relatively well. Other Differences Latex stains deter mold more than oil-based stains, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Latex stains, do, however, have downside of showing lap marks more often than oil-based stains.

via Exterior Wood Stain Oils Vs. Latex | eHow.

Deck Washing and Cleaning We can power wash for the general cleaning of your deck and we make sure your deck screws are below level for safety and we check all your deck boards for quality ensuring that there is no rot or broken boards. In some cases we apply two coats of stain when we are doing the horizontal parts of your deck. For more info on exterior wood staining on fences and decks called Vic at 416-568-3547

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Home Staging – Maximize Selling Price – Minimize Selling Time – Toronto

Home Staging

We have a lot of real estate agents and home stagers call us to repaint certain parts of the home. Sometimes not the entire house has to be painted especially if the house is in very good condition has a well-maintained paint job and the colors are suitable.

Room Colors

Some of the biggest issues are colors. Not everyone likes purple or green while the home owners like these colors the general public would not. Colors should be chosen to suit the general public and the less the color the more likely more people will like the home.

Drywall Repairs

Also while in the process of painting there will be surface preparations that will take care of drywall damage dents and scratches and separating trim from the wall which will be calked in getting rid of open gaps and joints. The dents in the drywall can be plastered in and smoothed to make the wall look nice and fresh and even.

Water stains

on the ceiling are unsightly and should be sealed and painted. This could cause a variety of questions such as, what caused the water stain was there a water leak somewhere? What if the stain is gone and the scene looks nice and fresh there will be no questions asked.

Baseboards And Doors

baseboards and doors are and important feature that shouldn’t be overlooked because they are a focal point of the room. If they look scoffed and damaged they will be fixed and repaired to look original.

Maximize selling price – Minimize selling time.

Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence prior to going up for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to sell a home quickly, and for the most money possible by making a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers. Staging focuses on improving a property to make it appeal to the largest number of buyers by transforming it into a welcoming, appealing, and attractive product for sale. Many people believe that staging raises the value of a property by way of reducing the home’s flaws, depersonalizing, decluttering, cleaning, improving condition items, and landscaping. For vacant homes, staging furniture is used to create a living space the buyer can “see” themselves living in. Properly executed staging leads the eye to attractive features while minimizing flaws.

Home Staging Benefits

  • Staged homes show better than competing homes for sale.
  • Research shows that staged homes often sell for considerably more money and in substantially less time than non-staged homes.
  • Photos of staged homes look better in print and internet advertising.
  • Staged homes are recognized as properties ready to sell and are more likely to be shown.
  • Staged homes are recognized by buyers as the best properties to see.

via Home Staging – Maximize Selling Price – Minimize Selling Time – Calgary.

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Professional Painters , Interior Decorating

 Professional Painters , Interior Decorating Interior Decorating And Painting

Over the years after thousands of homes and painter gets a sense of what colors to choose in various situations.
Homes if you have noticed are becoming larger and larger and people like more open spaces inside their homes. They enjoy more lighting and just sheer volume of space such as high ceilings and plenty of light coming in from large windows.
Lighting greatly affects colors and shades of paints on walls bigger or small.

If your culture enjoys a lot of colors then to bring out the true meaning of the color and its beauty it’s best to have true natural sunlight on it. Natural sunlight indicates the color correctly.

Just by the sheer use of a

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painting your home would already make a big difference. Having straight perfect paint lines across your wall and not touching the ceiling anywhere will in itself give the room a more crisp look. Lots of times we come in and repair that paint jobs where the previous painter or possibly the homeowner had touched the ceiling with his paintbrush making uneven ugly looking line. When we do interior decorating we always make sure that our work is clean and crisp.

Another important factor is making sure that there is no brush mark transition between the roller and the brush. When brushing the painter has to make sure that there is no ledge of paint left sagging or hanging. We always make sure that all our brush marks are smoothed out ensuring that there will be no identifiable transition between the roller and brushwork.

Now that you have the quality taken care of and you have established what colors you like the painter can help you choose the best shades and combinations of colors. Not all colors work together well and also consideration should be thought about for the size of room and the number of walls and even the height of the walls. A dark color used in an entire room will possibly overwhelm the room and you will lose the effect you are looking for but if you paint one or two walls as feature walls with your favorite colors you can capture the effect you’re looking for.

The painter can only recommend and show you the differences and possibilities but ultimately the choice is the homeowners.

For Professional Painters , Interior Decorating interior decorating and painting serving Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville and Richmond Hill areas please call 416-568-3547 for painting estimate

Factors That Affect Cost of Condo Painters

Condo Painters

One of the most important things that you should know when hiring a condo painters contractor is the cost of their service. It is important to have an idea how much you will be paying for the job especially if you are working on a limited budget. This is why you should get an estimate from at least three different condo painters for you to get the most competitive price.

You can get a quote online from the contractor’s website or you can contact them over the phone. You can also visit their office in the Greater Toronto Area if you happen to live in Mississauga and Richmond Hill and you want to discuss the price in person. Just make sure that you specify your needs to get an accurate estimate.

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Below is a list of some of the factors that affect condo painting costs in GTA:

Size of the condo unit

The larger the condo unit, the more expensive the cost will be. This is because more paint and time are needed to finish the job. If you are getting an estimate from the contractor, you should specify the number of rooms in your condo unit and the total area of the unit.

so if you are looking for condo painting contractor locally in Toronto at Mississauga call Vic  416-568-3547

Condition of the walls

If the walls are in bad shape and require a lot of prepping, you will be charged a higher price than if the walls are smooth and even. Walls with cracks, holes, dirt buildup, and other flaws should be fixed before applying the paint for better results. If the walls are in good condition and a primer has already been applied, you will be charged less because the job is easier and the materials required are fewer.

Additional parts that need to be painted

If you also want to have your ceiling and floor painted, you have to pay more. Again, you have to consider the condition of the ceiling and floor and whether or not they require much prepping.

Paint quality

High quality paint is more expensive than low quality paint, of course. Reputable condo painting contractors only use high quality paint because they do not want their customers complaining about their job when the culprit is not their service or skills but the cheap paint. The paint brand also affects the total cost of the job.

 Paint Colors 

Colored paint is more expensive than plain white paint. If your walls are painted with a very bright color like fire engine red and you want it covered with white paint, your contractor might need to use more cans of white paint than usual to fully hide the red color.

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Condo Painting Tips by Professionals

  Condo Painting

Condo Painting is no different from painting a regular house. You also need the same materials like paint, primer, sander, roller or brush, and ladder, to name a few. The main difference is the size of the space. Condo units are generally smaller than traditional houses. You also have to consider the other residents of the condo building if you think you are going to make a lot of mess and noise.

When it comes to having your walls painted, you should consider hiring a condo painting contractor who can do the job for you. If you live in the Greater Toronto Area like in Richmond Hill and Mississauga, you have to ensure that you deal with a contractor who has a business operation in your area.

Even if you decide to hire a condo painting contractor, you should still know some useful tips about painting condo units.

Wall preparation

All professional condo painters know that the walls should be prepped first before applying a fresh coat of paint. The reason behind wall prepping is to ensure that the surface is flat and smooth. It should be free from dirt, cracks, holes, and other imperfections. This will ensure that the newly painted walls will look great and the paint will last for a long time.

Apply primer

Primer is different from paint. Primer is applied on the surface before the paint. The main purpose of applying primer is to seal off the porous surface before you apply the paint. Paint is mainly applied for aesthetic purposes. This should not be used interchangeably.

Use good paint

You have to make sure that condo painting contractor that you hire only uses good paint. Good quality paint may be more expensive but at least it will look better and will last for a longer time. You might have problems such as peeling, bleaching, or uneven color if you use cheap paint.

Choose the right color

Condo units are usually small. It is important to choose a color that is suitable for the size of your unit. Generally speaking, small spaces should be painted with solid, light colors. You should avoid dark colors like dark brown or navy blue or your unit will feel like a cave or box. You can use dark paint but only on an accent wall or if the room has large windows where natural light enters. You should also avoid printed walls because it will only make your unit look cluttered.

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What Are the Benefits of Hiring Professional Condo Painters?

Condo painters in the GTA

Do you live in a condo unit in the Greater Toronto Area? Are you thinking about having your walls painted? If your answer is yes, you should consider hiring professional condo painters in the GTA area who can do the job for you. Some avid DIYers may say that they will just paint their condo unit by themselves. It is not only cheaper but it also allows them to do whatever they want to do with their walls without having to explain themselves to another person. This may be true but hiring professional painting contractors also has its own benefits like the ones listed in the next few paragraphs.

Professional Condo Painter quality work

When you hire a condo painting contractor, you should only expect professional quality work. After all, it is their business and they earn a living by painting condo units and other residential spaces. They know what they are doing and the painters are trained and skilled in their craft. They know what type of paint to use, how many paint coatings, and what paint color to choose.

Safe practices

Professional condo painters also follow safe practices when painting a client’s condo unit. This is especially important if the job requires the use of scaffolding and ladders or if the painter needs to go around electrical wirings. They also know how to work carefully inside their customer’s home to avoid breaking or damaging anything inside the house.

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Guaranteed  Painting work

If you decide to paint your condo walls by yourself and something bad happens, you have no choice but to buy new materials and do the whole job over again. If you hire a professional to do it for you, you can have peace of mind knowing that their mistakes are their responsibilities. And if something happened because of their mistakes, they will shoulder the additional expenses or give you a full refund.

Time saver

Hiring professional condo painters is also a great time saver because you do not have to do everything all by yourself. You can just do your normal routine and leave the job to the contractor. Professional painters already have the necessary materials for painting. They can also finish the job more quickly because they have done the same thing several times already. He can work straight without any distractions, unlike you who have to work, do household chores, and other tasks that you normally do on a daily basis.

so if you are looking for a condo painter locally in Toronto and Mississauga call Vic  416-568-3547

What to Look for When Hiring Condo Painters

Condo Painters

Hiring condo painters in the boroughs of the Greater Toronto Area like in Mississauga and Richmond Hill is not difficult as long as you follow some useful tips on what to look for when hiring a painting contractor for your condo unit. You have to understand that painting a condo unit is different from painting a regular house.

For one, the space in condo units is usually limited, which makes it extremely important to choose the right color that will make the space seem larger. Condominium buildings also have multiple residents, which means that the contractor should know how to conduct his task without bothering the other people in the building. There are also policies about painting the walls of a condo unit especially if you are just renting out the space.

When it comes to hiring condo painters in GTA, here are the things that you need to look for.

Permits and certifications

The first thing to look for is the business permit of the contractor company. A legal contractor company should have a business permit that allows them to operate their business in your area. The local government only gives a permit to businesses that meet their strict requirements and standards. Aside from the permit, you should also ask if the condo painting contractor has certifications from national organizations of painting contractors. Companies that are given certifications by these groups are reliable and trustworthy because they were able to meet the qualifications set by the organization.

Competitive price

When choosing a painting contractor or any other companies that offer their services, you have to choose a company that offers competitive prices. If their price is too low, it is possible that the quality of their service is also low. On the other hand, if the price is too high, the company might be a rip off that victimize people who do not know the standard rates charged by condo painters. 

so if you are looking for a condo painter locally in Toronto at Mississauga call Vic  416-568-3547