Here’s How to Use Each 2022 Color of the Year in Your Home

Clients often ask: when is the best time of the year to repaint my home’s interior? While there is no perfect time, it’s generally best to complete your home painting projects before temperatures and humidity get too high. And with a hot and sticky Maryland summer just around the corner, now is the best time to talk interior painting. Some spaces need to be repainted more often than others. Bedroom walls can go years without looking faded, but common areas need...

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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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Make Sure the Next Painting Company You Hire is Licensed, Insured, and Safety-trained

Make Sure the Next Painting Company You Hire is Licensed, Insured, and Safety-trained

In keeping with the safety theme, we thought we’d address safety from the vantage point of consumer protection. There are lots of painters around today, but the benefits to a consumer of working with a licensed professional are clear and definite. Does Your State Require Painters to be Licensed? While the states differ tremendously in whether they require professional painters to be licensed (only 20 states do), you’ll find that every top company is licensed, bonded, and insured. Why? To protect their employees,...

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DIYers – Handle Your Painting Safety Protocol Like a Pro

DIYers – Handle Your Painting Safety Protocol Like a Pro

Are you the kind who likes to DIY big household projects - a non-professional who will always try to "Do It Yourself?” This article is for you. Painting is not the most hazardous household chore that a DIYer can take on, but there are things to know. To have a painting project be safe and successful, consider a few of them here. High-risk factors The high-risk factors in a painting project are 1) falling off ladders; 2) using solvents and thinners in...

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Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety

Ladders are inherently dangerous. Getting on a ladder always introduces danger into your life. As professional painters, we have to keep an unwavering focus on ladder safety. Painting made the list of 25 most dangerous jobs in 2018. A majority of these are falls. So, ladder safety is one of the key safety concerns in our industry and for our firm. Falls were also the most common cause of nonfatal injury among maintenance and construction painters — accounting for 63.7% of...

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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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Safety Tips for Lead Testing & Removal

Lead Testing in Paints

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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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Home Painting: Ladder Safety Tips

Here's a quick tip on staying safe when you are utilizing a ladder for your home painting! If you like the video and want more tips and tricks, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and if in need of commercial/ home painting or home repairs done in the Baltimore Washington metro area, contact us here now or visit our gallery of successful clients to know more about services! Try STB Painting Company today and know the difference in our services. We specialize in external and interior...

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