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When to Use Paint Sprayers

The paint sprayer was birthed out of necessity. In 1892, famed painter Francis Davis Millet was brought in to help finish the construction of the World’s Columbian Exposition.  The deadline was very tight, so to speed up the painting process, …
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How to Choose Roller Covers

In modern painting, the paint roller is as valuable as the paint brush itself, creating greater efficiencies in application and speed. Sadly, the inventor of this great tool, Norman Breakey, failed to patent his product and faded into obscurity with …
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How to Turn My Wall into a Whiteboard

The advantages of whiteboards vs. chalkboards are pretty obvious; they look better and they make less mess. Oh, and whiteboards don’t leave potentially toxic dust in the air. It’s easy to see why they almost completely replaced chalkboards during the …
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Do Professional Painters Use Painter’s Tape?

As a painting company based in Minnesota, we take some pride in the fact that masking tape has its roots in our very own Twin Cities. True to its name, masking tape is designed to “mask” surfaces that aren’t supposed …
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The Brushes We Use and When We Use Them

A paintbrush is simple by design. But as simple as they appear, not all paintbrushes are created equal. Nor should they be. There are different types of brushes that are best suited for different applications. When applying paint, the brush …
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The Truth About Primer: When It’s Used and What it Does

Primer is an often-misunderstood element of the painting process. Many are eager to avoid it, assuming that the added time and cost to apply it are unnecessary. The truth is, when used properly, primer can be a very important tool …
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