7 Questions For your Painter or Builder.
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Why are you not planning to use Lexel, NP-1, Geocel, Big Stretch, or Allpro Pro Stretch for ALL CAULKING on our new home.? 2.Why are you not using Waterlox Tung Oil Finishes for all wood surfaces in our forever home for all interior wood surfaces including hardwood floors, cabinets, trim, and counter tops.  How can you … Read More

Structures Nature Color
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See Nature Color on some elegant wood structures here: Structures Gallery Structures Nature Color wood coating system is a proven exterior translucent satin wood finish. The special oil alkyd resin formulation is combined with special iron oxide, ultraviolet reflecting/ absorbing pigments. This protection formulation is intended to establish and sustain … Read More

Best Wood Finish for Bourbon Barrel Wood
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Waterlox represents our finest choice of wood finish and protectant for Bourbon Barrel Wood creations and elements. The following creations from LM Handcrafted Designs showcase Waterlox as their featured finish. Planter or Ice Tub with Waterlox Marine Finish

Andriots Paint_Caulking 101
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For clients to achieve Andriots Certified Caulking Solution, we insist on Elastomeric or Acrylic Urethane caulking for all projects we specify or guarantee. Most of your projects will likely require 3 very specific individual caulking products for 3 specific surfaces on any new home, or remodelling project.  Our Choice Solutions … Read More

Farrow & Ball Paint– Things to Consider When Choosing a Paint Color
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Doug Wilson Paint and Wood Coatings Consultant At Andriots Paint Source, our mission is to provide the best painting and wood care advice and solutions to homeowners, contractors, and commercial property owners.  We possess expertise in all areas of paint and wood coatings.  Please contact us for a quick chat … Read More

Bee Stop deters Carpenter Bees, Wasps, and many Flying Insects.
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BEES ARE IMPORTANT Bees play an important role in the ecosystem. They provide honey, beeswax, and perform pollination. By continuously pollinating the ecosystem, bees create sustainable farming, help biodiversity and environmental protection, and creates food security. By studying bees and their behaviors, scientists can determine the environment’s current situation and … Read More

Paint Failure on Exterior Wood Surface
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One of the most common exterior paint failures we see is on painted wood surfaces, especially wooden window sills and door frames. Many times these failures are related to the loss of adhesion of a factory applied primer. Most primers used for preprimed windows and door frames are fast-drying, brittle, … Read More

About Exterior Wood
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The lumber used in construction today is mostly new growth forestry, with much less dimensional stability than the harder old growth wood of the past. What this means is that today’s wood expands and contracts and twists significantly if moisture content of the wood varies. Because of this dimensional change … Read More

Dust-free Drywall Sanding
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Dust free sanding is the only way to go when finishing drywall. We see so much dust remaining in new homes-in the ventilation systems, outlets and switches, can lights, etc. Drywall dust is extremely light weight, and should be prevented from becoming airborne, and traveling throughout the job site. This … Read More

Exterior Wood Primer
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For an alkyd stain blocking primer for exterior wood, we like Cabot Problem Solver Exterior Primer. It seals heavy bleed from redwood or other bleeding woods. However, we usually prefer Acrylic primer and finish for most exterior wood. Premium exterior acrylic primers will block bleeding stains (2 coats required, 24 … Read More

About Caulking
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Please call Andriots experienced team at 502-633-1944 to consult about your next project. Elastomeric or Acrylic Urethane caulking is recommended for most common projects. These products have excellent adhesion to many surfaces. Some caulking products will carry the term “elastomeric”, yet some contain very little elastomeric resin. Most premium Elastomeric … Read More

Concrete Block and Brick
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Common Problems The porous (sponge-like) nature of most brick, stucco, or other concrete surfaces requires protection from moisture intrusion. Moisture intrusion can lead to freeze/ thaw damage, which can lead to costly structural repairs. Moisture intrusion also has the potential to do concealed damage to interior walls, promoting mildew growth … Read More

Painting Exterior Wooden Doors
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For the exterior, a painted wooden door is a tough surface to protect. Acrylic finishes will usually outperform oil-based paint on a wooden door due to their breathability and flexibility. While oil-based finishes offer superior flow and leveling during application, oil- based coatings generally chalk, crack, and fade rapidly. If … Read More

Painting Brick Interior
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If the brick has no heavy soil or deposits, or any white powdery deposits, you can prepare by brush vacuuming, and wiping down. We can discuss other cleaning methods if needed. Is the brick porous or slick? For our primer on tight (non-dusty) brick we like a pigmented Elastomeric Primer. … Read More

Painting Brick Exterior
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Be sure that all loose or missing mortar is re-tucked. Before any primer or paint can be applied, mortar must cure for at least 30 days, and we like 60 days. Test kits are available for checking the alkalinity of mortar before painting. Get the mortar joints repaired as soon … Read More

Painting Stucco
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The term “stucco” is use to describe many different surfaces these days. True stucco can sometimes be primed in as little as 15 days with specialized products, and under certain conditions. Stucco curing rates will vary, depending on temperature, air movement, and stucco type. We generally allow at least 30 … Read More

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