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Own Rental Properties? When and Why to Paint

Own Rental Properties? When and Why to Paint

As a Howard County painting company, we get this question a lot. It’s a good one. If you own rental properties, whose job is it to repaint the interiors, and how often should they be painted? There are a number of factors. Let’s start with the practical questions and go on to the more theoretical: What Does Your Contract Say? While there’s no law on the books in Howard County (or anywhere else except in private HOAs), it’s considered a best practice...

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The Homeowner’s World of Concerns: Could I Paint This Myself?

The Homeowner’s World of Concerns: Could I Paint This Myself?

Clients regularly share with me the mental journeys they take before they decide to hire a professional painting company. How much will it cost? How do I find a reputable company? And, inevitably: is this something I could do myself? Well, yes. In many cases, yes, you can. But there are good reasons why you may not want to. What do professional painters actually bring to the mix? Detailing. That’s what the “professional touch” is all about. The people who paint...

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Residential and Commercial Repairs: Popcorn and Stucco ceilings

Residential and Commercial Repairs: Popcorn and Stucco ceilings

Getting rid of that outdated, ugly popcorn or stucco ceilings in households? There are 3 routes to go, all are messy, time consuming, and relatively expensive: 1. (Easiest) I saw a video online showing neat technique that works pretty well: duct-taping a 6-inch scraper to a shopvac and scraping off the layer of popcorn/stucco after a light spraying with water. The ceiling will come off like butter, learning a pattern between amount of water and pressure for scraping is the key...

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Residential and Commercial Repairs: Fixing Small Scratches

Residential and Commercial Repairs: Fixing Small Scratches

Do you have a couple annoying little scratches on a surface such as a white sink or tub? Polish some of this over the scratches and like magic they disappear! Hope you enjoy this small but frequently useful repair trick!

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