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The Building Construction Process Explained

If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.


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Four Of The Most Common Questions About House Painting

by Edwin Johnston

Painting your house can be overwhelming to even think about. After all, you need to prep your home, which also means covering all of the furniture and flooring to ensure that nothing is damaged. You also need to think about the colors to choose, how much paint you will need to cover the entire surface area, and more. With the help of professional house painters, it's a bit easier and they can provide an exact estimate for what's needed and they will also do all the prep work for you. However, this still leaves some questions up in the air. Here are four of the most common ones house painters come across:

  1. ‚ÄčIs There an Ideal Time of Year for Exterior House Painting? If you are looking to paint the exterior of your home, you are going to want to wait until after the winter season. Otherwise, the time It takes for the paint to dry is going to be much longer. On top of this, if there is a storm with high winds, it's going to cause a lot of dirt and debris to stick to the wet paint leaving the paint job less than ideal. 
  2. Do You Need Two Coats? If you need two coats of paint anywhere, obviously the cost is going to go up for both supplies and labor. In some cases, you might not need two coats, which can save you money. One of the best ways to save money on two coats of paint is to use the same color paint that is already on the walls. However, if you are looking to change the color, talk to the professionals about what might work better. There are certain colors and paint types that can do without a second coat. 
  3. Should You Use Water-Based or Oil-Based Paint? There are two types of paint you can choose from, which are water-based or oil-based. The best way to determine which type is best for you is to figure out the conditions in which the paint are going to be in. For example, water-based paint is easier to clean, which is ideal for outdoor. On top of this, they are more resistant to facing. Oil-based, however, is shinier and can bring in more light to a space, which is ideal for interior spaces, especially spaces that don't have a whole lot of natural light. 
  4. Is Prime Necessary? Just like you want to determine whether or not a second coat is necessary, you also want to talk about priming. If you are painting over the same color, then priming probably won't be necessary. You also might be able to skip out on priming if the walls are really clean with no staining. 

With these four most common questions answered, you can be more prepared for the paint job you want done to your home.