17 April 2018

Choosing the Right Ceiling Paint for Your Home or Business (Video)

Choosing ceiling paints can be a difficult task, and there are a handful of factors to considering before making a decision. From tintable paints to flatter options that shield imperfections, the paint selection process can be stressful. That’s where we come in, the ceiling painting professionals of CertaPro Painters of Louisville. In the short videoRead the full article

10 April 2018

Best Paint for Brick and Masonry Homes – Regal Select High Build by Benjamin Moore (Video)

“What is the best paint for brick and masonry homes?” Regal Select by Benjamin Moore also comes in a High Build, making it the perfect paint for masonry and brick surfaces. The High Build version is a bit more substantial than the rest of the Regal Select line, and the low lustre provides an angularRead the full article

28 March 2018

Exterior Residential Painting Products – Aura by Benjamin Moore (Video)

“What is the best exterior paint?” Aura is Benjamin Moore’s premium exterior paint product, featuring their Proprietary Color Lock technology for richer colors and superior fade resistance. While it comes at a steeper price, Aura was designed with the ability to hide and cover previous paint jobs with fewer coats than the competition. Typically, you’dRead the full article

23 March 2018

Painting Trim – Windows, Baseboards, and Doors

ADVANCE from Benjamin Moore is a modified acrylic and is considered a high performance trim paint.  It is both sand-able and self-leveling, making it a great paint option for cabinets as well (kitchen and bathrooms). Benjamin Moore’s ADVANCE is considered a hybrid acrylic due to how hard it dries. Benjamin Moore also offers an ADVANCERead the full article

19 March 2018

How to Choose the Best Paint – Ultra Spec by Benjamin Moore (Video)

With so many different types of exterior paint on the market today, it’s important to ask the following questions prior to starting your project: How many applications will be needed What types of surface conditions are optimal for this paint What types of preexisting conditions can this be applied over What should I expect withRead the full article

08 March 2018

Primers, an Overview, Part 3 of 3 (Video)

So, you’ve made it through the first two segments of our 3-part series on primers and are now looking for that final tidbit of information that’ll tie it all together. Well, look no further. In this final video, Tommy talks about a handful of different types of primers, each of which have been designed forRead the full article

28 February 2018

Zero VOCs and Primers, Part 1 of 3 (Video)

Zero Voc Primers have become increasingly more common, especially in hospitals, nursing homes, and homes with small children. VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds, which are chemicals that let off gasses that can be harmful to people and the environment. And because of that, the government now regulates paints with VOCs. These volatile organic compoundsRead the full article

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