Answers to some commonly asked questions
Whether it’s your home, business, or another organization, doing a project well takes some research. We’ve compiled answers to some questions you might have — and to some you should be asking. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have others.
Benjamin Moore has a product called Advance. Advance is a waterborne technology that incorporates the beauty and durability of oil in a low odor non- chemical formula that is water cleanup friendly.
Using a low-sheen finish paint will lessen the visible imperfections dramatically without all the hassle and effort of resurfacing the desired area.
Painting in direct sun light, whether indoors or outside is never a good idea. Even in shaded areas, if your product seems to dry rapidly, try using an extender.
There are products for both oil and latex/acrylic finishes. This will help to make the product easier to use and slow the drying time of the paint.
No matter what kind of brush, always rinse and fan the brush to remove stray bristles.
Stay away from the latex paints. Latex finishes always require primer and multiple finish coats. Instead think of using Cabots transparent, semi-transparent and full-bodied stain. This will allow for low maintenance and a long life for your fence.
Try using a nonabrasive sponge or towel such as a Magic Eraser. It works miracles on walls and trim, removing marks without harming the surface.
Using a caulking, and wiping it with a wet cotton rag will help prevent the bleeding on your tape lines.
When storing latex paints, add a couple tablespoons of water on the top surface of the paint before resealing the can for storage. This will prevent the paint from developing a skin at the surface which contaminates the paint.
An eggshell finish will help to ensure a protected and cleanable wall and ceiling surface for areas that have high humidity such as a shower or kitchen area.
You bet, there are several products available, however I recommend a product that is accredited with meeting government standards for these concerns. Benjamin Moore has a terrific line of paints called NATURA. This line of paint will cover all your worries.