Nail Pops on Drywall

Drywall imperfections can include drywall cracking, seam bubbling or wrinkling, corner bead crush or pop, and nail and screw pops through drywall. Usually, these defects are caused by the simple shrinkage of the wood framing members in the house. In a newly constructed home, we commonly observe nail popping or … Read More

Best Wood Finish for Wood Floors and Dogs

Doug Wilson has tested and reviewed numerous wood finishes over the years, and Waterlox is absolutely the PaintSource Product of Choice for clients with dogs. Because Waterlox finishes penetrate into your wood floors, when scratches or wear areas do occur, they are far less noticeable than with a urethane finish … Read More

Painting Exterior Wooden Doors

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

Building and Staining a New Deck

This is part of our “Common Problems/ Better Solutions Series featured at PaintSource.net. Please pass this article to anyone you know who is about to stain or paint a wooden deck. You may be ready to stain your own deck. It may be your neighbor. It may be a contractor … Read More

Common Paint and Finish Problems on new Homes

Many common preventable paint and caulking problems continue to cost builders and frustrate new homeowners. These problems can be minimized or eliminated by using proven solutions and procedures outlined in The PaintSource Guide to Painting and Finishing New Homes. We will be happy to consult with you about the causes … Read More

How to get Rid of Carpenter Bees

Bee Stop Natural Bee Deterrent is a natural way to manage Bees and other nuisance insects. Bee Stop is all natural, and effective. Bee Stop is the PaintSource choice for deterring carpenter bees, wasps, bumblebees, and other flying insects..naturally. Bee Stop is very effective, and helps avoid some of the … Read More

Choosing and Hiring a Contractor

We rarely allow a tile, carpet, or wallpaper installer to choose the quality level of the materials they install. They offer you options. You should choose your material, and you should hire an Independent craftsman to install it. Paint, caulk and wood coatings should be no different. Independent Paint Stores … Read More

Sequencing Hardwood Floor Finish with Painting

Builders, subcontractors, and homeowners many times find it difficult to sequence the various steps during new home construction. Hardwood floor installation, staining, and finishing typically create one of the biggest logistical challenges to the project manager. Wall and ceiling painting many times involves ladders and scaffolding, which can damage freshly … Read More

Wood Finishes for Equine Related Facilities and High Moisture Wood Structures

The Equestrian Coatings Network is an extension of The PaintSource Network. We bring you video review and analysis of all coating choices when building or renovating any equine facility. We have developed specific Project Guides for coating and maintaining all surfaces in the barn including wood, metal, and concrete. View our library of discussions … Read More