How Long Does Paint Last

So you’ve just finished painting your house or you’ve painted a room, either way you’ve bought a gallon or two of paint and now you have some leftover. It’s not a bad thing to have left over paint.  It’s perfect to keep for any minor touch ups that you’ll need to make.  Cover scratches or …

Neutral Paint Colours

Back in time in the 1970’s and 1980’s where pink or beige were the trending look in home decor, and those colours were the only neutral paints everyone was using along with white. Going Neutral doesn’t have to be boring anymore. Paint manufacturers today offer a huge array of neutrals.  Just to get started today’s popular neutrals …

Lead Based Paint

Older homes in Ottawa and across Canada used to be painted with paint products that contained Lead. Using Lead Paint products came with many risks.  For example the painter who used the paint for house painting was put at risk of developing health issues.  Breathing problems, Asthma and possibly even lung cancer when exposed to …

The Difference Between Water Based Paints and Solvent Based Paint

Fifty years ago most paint products were solvent-based.  Solvent based paints were used for their ease of application, and durability once applied to the walls.  Also referred to as “oil-based” or “alkyd” paints they are slowly becoming extinct. Water Based Paints and Solvent Based Paints The solvents in these types of paint products give off …

What is a Paint Sheen or Finishes

Would it bother you to see the paint colour on one wall  look a lighter or darker shade from the other wall in the same room? These are issues that could arise.  It’s a decision any home owner, or DIY painter needs to make.  Picking out a paint finish or a.k.a. sheen is an important …