TRENT HILLS & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Proud Supporter of the Canadian Forces Community
to Successful Painting
There's nothing like a fresh coat of paint,
to give your house a lift! New exterior paint provides immediate results, making
your house look brighter and more attractive... and if you choose your colors
wisely, you'll enhance your home's best features and hide many imperfections. We
spend a majority of our time indoors, and a quality indoor paint job provides a quality
environment to spend time in. With a little knowledge, a bit of care and the right
tools, painting is not difficult.
The primary function of exterior wall
finishes is to protect the building structure and the interior from weather and physical
damage. Improvements to paint and caulking should be considered regular maintenance,
especially with wooden claddings and trim, and some work may be required annually.
The primary function of interior wall
finishes is to provide decorative coverage of structural components, and room-to-room
partitions. Although not exposed to the weather, indoor surfaces do take a certain
amount of wear and tear, and can become dull and dingy due to dust, smoke, cooking fumes
and other indoor activities. Sunlight will sometimes fade painted surfaces, and
water damage from leaking roofs or pipes can cause staining, cracking and delamination.
Modern chemistry makes it possible to coat almost any surface with a
specially formulated paint, but the key to good-looking, long-lasting paintwork is
painstaking preparation. Follow the techniques in this guide, and you'll discover
how easy and rewarding painting can be!
||The Paint Quality Institute (SM)
formed by Rohm and Haas Company
in 1989 to educate people on the advantages of using quality interior
and exterior paints and coatings.