Yes, that is my family – well, most of them.  From time to time I get asked, “All 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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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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Paint Failures: Deck Coating Failures

Paint Failures: Deck Coating Failures

Perhaps the most helpful article on why deck coating failure is so common is one found at this link https://thepaintpeople.com/painting-101/why-is-my-deck-stain-failing/. We get a lot of calls to stain decks and, honestly, it used to be one of our least favorite surfaces to paint. The ugly truth is that decks are one of the most difficult things to paint or stain. Combine that with the fact that most customers want the deck coating to last for five to ten years, every painting contractor...

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Paint Failure: Concrete Block

Paint Failure: Concrete Block

Nothing is more disheartening than finding extreme damage to your concrete block walls. If you own a CMU building, you probably know what I am talking about. Loose paint, stair steps, water bags, missing mortar joints, and efflorescence are just a few of the problem building owner face and the maintenance of these buildings can be a painful lesson in vigilance. Some problems are caused by movement as the wall heats up and cools down. On a winter day it isn’t uncommon for the walls to reach...

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