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April 10th, 2015 Fine Paints of Europe Staircase


Click below are some photos of our latest Fine Paints of Europe projects. Enjoy!

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July 25th, 2014 One of Our Favorite Stain Projects!

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July 10th, 2014 The Longue Vue House and Gardens–Preservation Through Painting!

See Jason below (1998) working on one of his first exterior restoration jobs (at the time he was working for a preeminent painting contractor) at Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans, Louisiana, a perfect example of experience and care from the beginning.

Longue Vue

For this historic house/museum restoration project, preservation of the building and its collections was the number one priority.

Exterior painting in general requires considerable planning and proper allocation of resources to ensure the durability and preservation of historic and non-historic homes alike.

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July 1st, 2014 Tips for Achieving a Quality Exterior Painting/Restoration Job

Your Exterior Painting Project:

The secret behind preserving the exterior architectural integrity of a historic (or any) home relies on the quality of the prep work performed and the products used. As a matter of a fact, a quality prep job is crucial to ensure the durability and longevity of your exterior painting project and will account for more than 50% of the total scope of work—applying the paint is the fun part.

Prepping your surfaces step-by-step:

1. Fully clean all the surfaces that will be repainted. Pressure washing is the best way to get rid of any chalky residue left behind by old paint.
2. Once all surfaces are properly cleaned, it is time for the most labor-intensive phase of any exterior painting project. A quality sanding and removal of all peeling paint are essential to ensure the durability of the paint job as a whole.
3. Repair any rotten wood with exterior two-part epoxy, and, in more severe cases, replace the rotten wood all together.

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