Sikkens is now PPG ProLuxe

If you’re recently seen our new Sikkens page in the shop, you’ve noticed most of the Sikkens can images either have a smaller sikkens label or one that just reads PPG ProLuxe. We would like to assure you, while the name has changed over time the product has NOT changed. … Read More

Wood protection for Decks, Fences, Docks and Marinas

One TIME Wood Protector is unique protection that is a proven, long-lasting, low maintenance alternative to conventional wood stains for Decks, Fences, Docks and Marinas. This unique wood protector eliminates the frequent, expensive, and difficult maintenance characteristics of most commonly advertised acrylic stains and oil finishes. There are some decent quality … 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

Structures Wood Care Translucent Wood Finishes

PaintSource is your source for all Structures Wood Care products and expertise. NatureColor BASE COAT Exterior This product is a proven translucent wood protection finish. NatureColor BASE COAT is used on exterior vertical surfaces as the first and second coat of a recommended three-coat system. BASE COAT can also be … 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 Andriots Guide to Painting and Finishing New Homes. We will be happy to consult with you about the causes and … 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

Strip and Finish Mahogany Wood Garage Door.

Join Andriots PaintSource Network as we contemplate the renovation and preservation of this African Mahogany Garage Door. We will capture a bit of each day’s work, and the steps to stripping, sanding, and then choosing a wood finish on this door. If you need advice or consultation with a similar … 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

About Drywall Dust

Drywall dust is a known health hazard and a huge nuisance in remodeling and new construction. Dust free sanding is the only way to go when finishing drywall. We see excessive drywall dust remaining in most new homes in the ventilation systems, outlets and switches, can lights, etc. Drywall dust … Read More

Caulking

Elastomeric or Acrylic Urethane caulking is recommended for most 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 caulks will range from $5-$7 per tube, but is well worth the investment. Premium … Read More

Waterlox on Wood Countertops

Waterlox is a great choice for finishing wood counter tops, bars, vanities, and tables, as it produces a waterproof, durable surface that is easy to maintain and non-toxic when cured. An amateur can achieve professional results by following the following simple instructions. Preparation:  Sand the surface with 100 or 120 grit … Read More

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