American Painting Contractor Magazine

April 2013

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Overcome Common Paint Nuisances Annoying problems – simple solutions By Katie Frohnapple ontractors handle countless painting projects each day, ranging from complete home makeovers and small-scale remodels to simple area repairs in need of a fresh coat. While going from job to job, even the most seasoned professionals face occasional painting problems. Luckily, there are ways to combat these common painting nuisances to allow more time for productivity. C PREVENTING PESKY PAINT BLEED While applying fresh coats of paint, many contractors face problems with paint bleed, resulting in paint seeping through onto unwanted surfaces. Paint bleed does much more than require touch-ups that cost valuable time to complete; if not addressed, the finished job will look unprofessional and sloppy, which could lead to unhappy customers and fewer referrals, impacting your overall business. To avoid paint bleed, take the time to apply painter's tape to a clean surface. Be sure to wipe down baseboards with a damp cloth and invest in rolls of a versatile tape in various sizes that can be used on multiple surfaces. Additional features and benefits to consider are using tapes made from high-quality paper and tapes that have a UV-resistant adhesive that does not leave a residue. PAINT BLISTERING BLUES After you have completed a paint job and head back to review your work, you may find that small bubbles have surfaced. This can be caused by painting in an area where the temperature is too high, applying an oil-based paint atop a latex paint or painting a surface before it was dry. Sanding and scraping can remove the blisters, but there are simple TURNS 90! Famous for knowledge…forging ahead! All this year we're celebrating APC's 90th Birthday by looking back at a few of its more memorable moments. This month, several of APC's magazine friends share their birthday greetings. my e b e s t in 9 wa s t h n a's M adis o n o f '3 S umme r g Mo n t a M ac, t h e r f o rge t f ish ing a n k s f o r te ach in " ve Th . e li f e ! I'll n h yo u e ve r y d ay a f ly !" r w it t o t ie Stream R i ve me h o w – Field & ay with had a w bad with always ot "You've Friend. And n r!" y e h m words, the ladies, eit Yorker he New –T 34 • April 2013 APC een good s have bu've alr yo s, the yea Heavena! Then again, You should "My , Fell es. to you en easy on the ey e time." ways beive me a call som – Vanity Fair air g Vanity F 5.] PC and 94 [Editor's Note: A d for most of 1 date

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