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Professional Tips and Tricks

In my 40 years as a house painter and contractor, I've gathered many tips and practices that are now part of my every day routine. Some of these tips simply make my work faster or more efficient. Other tips help produce higher quality results.

I'm certain that homeowners painting their own dwellings will benefit from these suggestions. Less-experienced contractors may also find my suggestions helpful, so over the coming days and weeks I hope to provide this information freely via my Twitter feed.

Why am I sharing this hard-earned experience? It's my belief that generosity of knowledge and practice brings benefits to the giver and the recipient. I hope you'll call on me the next time you require a professional house painter.

You can access previous tips and keep up-to-date by "following" me on Twitter.

Tip:

Texture ceilings that have been discolored by water stains, smoke or age cannot be repaired with water-based products. The stains will always bleed through the product, even if you are able to apply the coating without damaging the texture (a difficult task in itself).

To cover stains on texture ceilings you will need to apply a coating which does not permit the migration of stains through the coating. This usually requires the use of an oil-based product.

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