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 …

Best Paint Finish To Use When Painting Kitchen or Bathroom

Kitchen Painting The kitchen in every house is the hub of the family home.  It’s where everyone comes together in the morning for breakfast, gathers at the end of the day to prepare, share meals and it is the focal point of gatherings with family and friends. Bathroom Painting The bathrooms are a central station …