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Painting Charlotte: Painting Latex Over Oil

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  Interior Painting In Charlotte using latex over oil based paint can be hazardous. Removing oil based paint by means of sanding or scraping may generate highly combustible dust or fumes which may contain lead
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  Exposure to lead dust or fumes can have serious consequences on your health including but not limited to respiratory problems,brain damage and birth defects in pregnant women. Oh yeah, it can ignite to!  Controlling your exposure to lead or other hazardous materials requires the use of protective equipment. In the case a respirator is a MUST. For lead information you can call 1-800-245-LEAD.

  According to the EPA, many homes,daycare's,schools and hospitals built before 1978 most likely have lead paint lurking under that latex. Ordinary painting preparation and maintenance could create harmful,toxic lead dust.

  A new EPA rule went into effect April 22,2010. Painting Contractors In Charlotte performing this kind of work that disturbs the lead-based paint in homes,apartments or commercial buildings before 1978 must be EPA certified and follow specific,safe work practices when dealing with oil-based paint.

So before you do any Painting In Charlotte trying to work with oil-based paint, make sure you understand the dangers involved and get a respirator, or just call Citywide Paint & Repair, Painting Contractors Charlotte NC, Painting Charlotte 1 house at a time. 704-557-6278. 4450 South Blvd Charlotte NC 28209
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Painting In Charlotte- Frozen Paint

A collection of cans of paint and other relate...Can paint that's been frozen or sitting for awhile still be used?

  Well that depends on the coating. You will need to open the container and take a look at the paint. If it is frozen open the can up and let it come up to room temp (about 70 degrees), open up the can and stir it. If the paint looks like a fresh can of paint go ahead and use it, but make sire you strain it with some pantyhose or a screen. You must do this because it may have lumps,thickening or solid pieces that can't be broke up. In general it is best to try and safeguard your latex-paint from freezing in the first place.

  So in the short yes you can use old paint or frozen paint if it looks like fresh paint after you stir it and get the lumps out. This question was asked by one of our readers, hope this helps.

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Painting In Charlotte: Painting In Charlotte; A Red Door

Painting In Charlotte: Painting In Charlotte; A Red Door: "Painting In Charlotte Exterior Painting: How To Paint A Red Door Got a call the other day from a friend of mine telling me how he just pain..."

Painting In Charlotte; A Red Door

Painting In Charlotte Exterior Painting: How To Paint A Red Door

Got a call the other day from a friend of mine telling me how he just painted his front door red but it wasn't covering well and kind of translucent. I told him don't feel bad, your not the only one whose had this problem before,let me tell you why.

Red by nature is very transparent, the base they use to make it is on the lighter side. There's two thing's you need to do to paint a door red or to paint anything red for that matter.

First thing you need to do is go down to your local paint store and pick up a can of primer,and now get this,get it tinted GRAY. Why do you ask? Gray puts a dark "shadow" on what your about to paint red. When you do this then PAINT 2 coats of red for your finish coat you will see it covers amazingly well. If you don't put the gray "shadow" behind it you may be looking at 3 maybe 4 coats of red finish especially if your using a lower quality paint.

Next thing you need to do is paint your door WITH THE GRAINS!!. When you look at a typical front door or most interior doors you'll notice there are sections that go left to right and up and down. What you want to do is start with the center of the door left to right on the grains going left to right then finally go straight down on the very left and right of the door, its very easy to see these grain patterns. If you don't follow the grain patterns while painting especially with a gloss or a semi it will show up and your door will look like it was painted by an amatuer. So follow these tips and you'll be painting like a pro. Another helpful painting technique from Citywide Paint & Repair> Painting Charlotte 1 house at a time! 4450 South Blvd Charlotte NC, 28209 704-557-6278

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