Yes, that is my family – well, most of them.  From time to time I get asked, “Are they all yours.”  

I usually say, “Well most of them, I left the ugly ones at home.”

Some people have told me I am quiet and don’t talk much.  But, when it comes to paint, I just can’t contain myself – so I started this blog to keep from talking everyone’s ears off!  I try to write about the questions I get the most so you can find answers while your in your pajamas relaxing at home.  Feel free to call me anytime, I am always willing to tell you about anything I know about paint.  In the meantime, you might be able to find in here.  If you have ideas for me to write about, feel free to email them to office@indianapainting.com.

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PPG Acri-Shield Exterior

PPG Acri-Shield Exterior

PRODUCT DETAILS Acri-Shield® Max Exterior is a premium quality, urethane modified, exterior house paint. The advanced formula can be used as little as 60 minutes before the threat of rain, and in both normal and marginal, above freezing conditions when a low temperature cure is required to form a proper film.  Acri-Shield® Max provides a 7 year Portersept® Mildew Proof* Warranty (available in all sheens).  This paint and primer delivers exceptional hide and coverage and offers...

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Commercial Vinyl Wallcovering

Commercial Vinyl Wallcovering

With astounding regularity people wince when you say the words wallpaper or wallcovering.  I’m not sure if it is due to this disgust that most word processors  don’t even recognize the word wallcovering.  Go ahead and try it out, you’ll get the red squiggly underline that says this isn’t a real word!  I think I can tell you why most people feel this way - how many great wallcovering jobs have you seen.  Probably a lot of them, but they are unremarkable when compared to...

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PPG Ultralast

PPG Ultralast

I’ve been wanting to write a product spotlight on PPG Ultralast for some time now.  We’ve been using this product for a little over a year now and I can’t think of really anything bad to say about it.  Ultralast is PPG’s new ultra premium (I know, how many superlatives can we think of!) paint that is supposed to specialize is scuff resistance and cleanable.  The literature tells us they’ve incorporated technology from the automotive paint industry.  While I am sure this is...

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What should I do if my painting contractor doesn’t do a good job?

What should I do if my painting contractor doesn’t do a good job?

Sitting at one of my favorite Downton Indy work spots, I couldn’t help but notice same really poor panting had recently taken place.  I started to ask myself, what if this was our team that did this?  How would I want my customer to respond?  Unfortunately, we see too much of this and most building owners and facility managers probably just chalk it up to “well, it’s bad, but most people won’t notice” or “we’ll fix it next year during our repaint.”  This is problematic on a few levels. First,...

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Can I paint FRP (fiberglass reinforced panel)?

Can I paint FRP (fiberglass reinforced panel)?

Many business owners install FRP (fiberglass reinforced panel) in an effort to get a durable and cleanable protective panel for their wall in high traffic areas and wet walls in janitors closets and restrooms.  Unfortunately, these panels have a few drawbacks.  The first is that they will yellow over time.  The second is that while they are very durable, they are not stain proof. If you get automotive grease, cooking oils, skin oils, or other contaminants, they are very...

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Can I paint over my stained wood trim and doors?

Can I paint over my stained wood trim and doors?

When clients call us for interior painting, one of the questions we often get is whether it is possible to paint over stained woodwork.  The short answer is yes, you can absolutely paint over stained trim and doors. Today’s coating technologies make almost any surface paintable.  Converting your stained wood to painted wood is time consuming and takes an expensive primer, but if you are willing to put the effort in or pay a professional to do it, it is not only possible, but can make quite a...

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How much will it cost to pressure wash my house and driveway?

How much will it cost to pressure wash my house and driveway?

It’s been a rather warm winter here in Central Indiana and with Spring just around the corner (okay, maybe seven weeks isn’t close enough for some of us) our thoughts turn to all those Spring projects we want to get to!  Pressure washing our home and driveway is usually at the top of my list.  Get the exterior of the house and visible parts of the property not only looking good, but ready to take on all that the late Spring and Summer weather has to throw at it.  Concrete needs to be cleaned...

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Transforming Homes with Eco-Friendly Exterior Painting in Plainfield, IN

Transforming Homes with Eco-Friendly Exterior Painting in Plainfield, IN

When you are trying to get the exterior of your home to look its best, it's sometimes a good idea to also consider your impact on the environment -- and the things that you can do to help lessen that impact on the environment. The good thing that you should come to realize is that there are positive things that you are going to be able to do to help make for a better looking home exterior while sticking to eco-friendly methods. Let's have a look at some tips and methods for transforming homes...

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Shutter Painting Tricks To Learn In Mooresville, IN

Shutter Painting Tricks To Learn In Mooresville, IN

Shutter Painting Tricks To Learn In Mooresville, IN When you talk about painting the exterior of your home, most people don't think about how the act of painting your shutters can really make a big difference in how your home looks. The important thing to do prior to painting shutters is to first learn about some of the key tricks that will help you do a better job painting them and leave you with nicer looking shutters for a good price. These are the sorts of tricks and techniques that will...

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Tips For Budget Exterior Painting In Plainfield, IN

Tips For Budget Exterior Painting In Plainfield, IN

Tips For Budget Exterior Painting In Plainfield, IN When you're looking to paint the exterior of your home, one thing that may come to mind in your considerations is the cost of the painting project. However, it's good to know that there are things that you can do to bring down the price of your painting project -- and this is often an important thing to do. With that being the case, let's have a look at some tips for budget exterior painting that will keep your house looking really good. 1....

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Tips For Painting Your Brick Exterior In Mooresville, IN

Tips For Painting Your Brick Exterior In Mooresville, IN

Tips For Painting Your Brick Exterior In Mooresville, IN An exterior painting project can be quite complicated and extensive, and if not approached correctly may be one that will be quite difficult for you to take on -- even with some assistance from friends and family. This can be complicated a bit more when you have a brick exterior -- as there are some elements that play only into effect when your home exterior is made of brick. With that being the case, let's have a look at some tips for...

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Securing Your Investment: Weatherproofing Homes with Painting in Plainfield, IN

Securing Your Investment: Weatherproofing Homes with Painting in Plainfield, IN

Securing Your Investment: Weatherproofing Homes with Painting in Plainfield, IN Though we typically look to improve the look of our homes when we are painting them, there are other things that we should consider in planning out a painting project -- exterior painting projects in particular. The protecting of your home from the elements -- this is something that people do not often think about and yet it can be one of the most important things you can do in terms of protecting your home...

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