21 February 2018

Using a Three Coat Paint & Primer System, Part 3 of 5 (Video)

In order to achieve a consistent sheen on interior and exterior surfaces, a sufficient film build up is required. Using a primer to seal the substrate and start a paint build is an efficient and effective use of man hours and materials. Primers are chemically designed to bond to surfaces along with providing strong adhesionRead the full article

19 February 2018

Primers, a General Introduction, Part 1 of 5 (Video)

Primers were developed as a complement to normal paint, as they ensure bonding and have stronger adhesive capabilities. We use primers to seal surfaces and substrates before the final coat of paint is applied. All painting projects are different for various reasons, whether it’s the quality of the previous application, humidity, surface, etc., so itRead the full article

15 February 2018

How to Choose Interior and Specialty Primers, Part 5 of 5 (Video)

As with many things in life, all primers are not created equally. There are many specialty primers designed for stronger adhesion for hard-to-paint surfaces, and there are some that are designed for the opposite. Here at CertaPro Painters of Louisville, we spend a lot of time learning about different surfaces in order to choose theRead the full article

09 February 2018

How to Remodel an Outdated Kitchen (Video)

So you recently remodeled your kitchen but kept the old cabinets, now what? Well, rather than ripping them down and putting a new set of kitchen cabinets up, consider a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware. The video below features a recently remodeled kitchen that was done by CertaPro Painters of Louisville. KeepingRead the full article

30 January 2018

All Shades of White Paint are Not Equal (Video)

What is the best way to paint white over white? When it comes to using white paint to cover a previous coat of white, there’s more that goes into it than you may think. With more than 100 different shades of white, it’s important that you keep these tips in mind. If you are simplyRead the full article

25 January 2018

How to Create Curb Appeal for your Home

Whether you’re trying to sell your home or just make it the envy of the neighborhood, it’s important to make a great first impression. Having curb appeal can add thousands of dollars to the value of your home, and it makes decorating the interior that much easier. When the exterior is attractive and welcoming itRead the full article

24 January 2018

Painting Kitchen Cabinets and Vanities, Part 3 of 3 (Video)

What is the Best Way to Paint Kitchen Cabinets? In the third and final installment of this three part video series, Gene and Hunter discuss the application of a protective clear coat to protect the finished product, as well as improve functionality and longevity. Our Senior Sales Representative, Gene recommends applying a clear protective coatRead the full article

18 January 2018

Painting Kitchen Cabinets and Vanities, Part 2 of 3 (Video)

What is the Best Way to Paint Kitchen Cabinets? Part 2 of 3 In the second installment of this three part video series, Gene Helm and Hunter Story showcase two different wood cabinets with equally different levels of grain. While both kitchen cabinets have been painted with the same paint and primer, they each haveRead the full article

10 January 2018

Painting Kitchen Cabinets and Vanities, Part 1 of 3 (Video)

What is the Best Way to Paint Kitchen Cabinets? In the first installment of a three part series, Gene Helm and Hunter Story describe a recent project in which our team breathed life into a tired set of kitchen cabinets. They were simple and smooth wood cabinets, typical of those in the 1960s. Here’s howRead the full article

05 January 2018

When to Use Paint with a Flat Sheen (Video)

When working with a tall wall, especially one that gets hit with a lot of natural sunlight, it is important to consider all paint options.  Something that you need to think about before painting a wall like this is the amount of imperfections it has, because as the light hits it, the imperfections will beRead the full article