When you first start
learning about painting and how to paint, you will come across many painting
terms that will not be familiar to you. Here we will take a look at a few of
the painting terms which are most used, so you can get a head-start on the
terminology as you get ready to start painting.
Abrasive – Means that
a surface is rough. One of the ways this can be accomplished is by using
sandpaper on a wall before painting. It makes an abrasive surface to which the
paint can stick. Pumice is another material that can be used to make a surface
Bleeding – Means that
you have painted over a surface, but under the coat of paint is either a stain,
dark color, liquid, or similar type material which will still show or bleed
through the fresh paint.
Blistering – This is
one of the painting terms which describes a painting problem. It refers to a
condition where the paint is showing a bunch of bubbles right on the surface.
These look very much like blisters, and can be removed by sanding the spot and
Camel Hair – Not from
camels as you might expect. This is a name used for the tail hair from some
kinds of Russian squirrels. It is used in paint brushes and tools used for
writing on signs and other such objects.
Enamel – Refers to any
type of paint that has a glossiness when it has dried. In the past, only paints
that were oil-based were referred to as enamel but now there are other kinds of
enamels as well.
Flat – This is one of
the painting terms that means exactly what you might expect. Flat is just the
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No matter what home
improvement and remodeling project you decide to undertake, one of the
essentials to success is the help of a qualified contractor. So to maximize
beauty and functionality in your New York home and make the most fitting haven
for your and your family’s everyday lifestyle, hiring the right contractor for
the job is crucial. To get you through the hard task of professional selection,
one of the tested and proven techniques that can help you pick out the creme of
the crop is to get multiple bids. This article helps you through all these to
ensure that you land only with the best remodeling contractor to work with
whether you are in Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island or Queens.
Who to Get Multiple Bids From?
Before asking for
quotes and estimates, you would want to avoid wasting time by making sure that
you are getting such from qualified candidates. There are important factors to
look into when searching for a reliable and competent remodeling contractor to
entrust your home improvement project to:
License – make sure of
the appropriateness to the job as well as validity.
Specialization – especially if the home
improvement involves areas needing skills in specific trades such as
woodworking, electrical wiring and systems, plumbing, etc.
Experience and references – the number of professional
years that the remodeling contractor has been in the industry as well as the
number of satisfied homeowners that he has worked with is also an important
element to back up his reputation and ability to complete the job efficiently.
Another helpful tip to
keep in mind when searching for the right remodeling contractor is to hire
local. Why? Though technology has already upped the ante of communication, home
improvement and construction will make the presence … Read the rest ...