Many customers ask what brand of paint to use and what sheen should be used? In Seaside's experience choosing a brand of paint is not always the most important thing when going into a project. I would say that Ben Moore, Sherwin Williams, Glidden, Flood stains, and Home depot all have some great chooses. It really depends on the type of project our customer is looking for. We recommend certain company's products directly on what they are going on and the conditions involved on that certain substrate they are going on. So talking with your paint professional and tapping into their experience is one of the most important things a customer can do.
When trying to match some old cabinet doors that were lacqueredn over 20 years ago, these product works well. It gives you more body in the stain to match the body of the lacquer and the coverage is better than regular stain. you are able to leave it on longer to give you deeper color.
When staining your cedar shakes be sure to hit all the butts of the shingles at least twice. this is where most of the moisture enters the shingle and causes the most problems. It also helps to reduce the moisture from getting behind the shingle! check out this web article on how to prep and stain your cedar shakes http://www.ehow.com/how_6155752_prep-stain-cedar-shingles.html
Remember what ever your painting project is always prime any spots of the surface that are bare down to the wood or areas that have peeled and been sanded. This is very important becauseTo get a great-looking finish coat and the beautiful, long-lasting results you expect, be sure to properly apply primer to the surfaces you plan to paint.
primers are formulated to solve typical painting problems while helping to make your finish coat smooth and uniform:
- Achieve a smooth, professional finish
- Block stains, marks and odors
- Assure adhesion
- Speed topcoating
- Prevent peeling
- Attain the truest paint color in the fewest coats
- Improve touch-up performance of the topcoat
Premium Wall & Wood Primer
- Premium quality primer for the smoothest finish
Multi-Purpose Latex Primer
- General purpose whole-house primer for multiple surfaces
- Seals new drywall and previously painted walls for a consistent finish
Harmony® Wall Primer
- An environmentally responsible and low odor formula for drywall
- Primes, seals and sizes in one coat
Multi-Purpose Oil-Based Primer
- Versatile sealer and stain blocker, assures a uniform finish
- Tightly bonds to slick and glossy surfaces
White Pigmented Shellac Primer
- Highest performing primer for sealing out the toughest stains and odors in one coat
Concrete & Masonry Primer
- Seals and adheres to concrete, brick, stucco and plaster
The best all around primer to use is Zissner Smartprime http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=420
Pro Tip of the Week: poly on wood doors
When polying wood doors make sure to give them a good light sanding with 220 grit paper first including all the edges
then put a coat of sanding sealer on them first, very important to hit the top and bottom edges of the door because this is were any moisture gets in
When painting interior trim it's all about the prep work. First make sure to wipe down and vacum all the wood. second, give all the trim a light sanding and fix any imperfections with wood fill. Third, caulk all the gaps you can see. After the caulk drys, there is a great product from white lighting called bolt quick dry this drys in 30 minutes and is easy to work with. then sand any repair work down to trim. Finally prime any repair or bear wood spots with zinnser cover stain. okay ready to paint.