If you're a professional painter, I'm willing to wager your perception of Behr Paint may be like mine was fifty-seven hours ago. As the wheels of my plane touched down at LAX on February 9, 2014, I thought Behr paint was a tier-two paint company that made paints I'd possibly put on a low-budget job […]
Olivia Stewart wants to paint her stained-wood cabinets. She lives in Oakland, CA. "What kind of paint do you use to paint over stained cabinets? I do not want to use a stain paint. My cabinets are wood and over 30 years old." Olivia, I have an eBook about Painting Kitchen Cabinets that you should […]
DEAR TIM: I've got quite a bit of painting to do both inside and outside my home. I watched a neighbor use an airless paint sprayer and he made a mess of things. It seemed to spit the paint out. Professionals use real paint sprayers with compressed air that produce excellent results. I can't afford […]
I don't have a record of when the meeting happened, but my guess is it was 2004. I was in the offices of Miller Brothers Paint in Norwood, Ohio meeting with the owner of the company and his Information Technology officer. "Tim, I've been selling paint for 30-plus years. You may know construction and a […]
In May of 2012, I started an extensive outdoor test in real conditions of quite a few name brand deck sealers. The test was conducted here in central New Hampshire. The sealers were tested on treated lumber and cedar decking. Both are very popular wood species used for outdoor wood decks and structures. Here's the […]
Solid stain, for the most part, is just paint. The paint manufacturers won't tell you this on the label, but they're just a coating like paint. Most people consider stains to be a thin product that penetrates into wood, NOT stays on top of wood. The answer is: Yes, you can thin solid stain! […]
Tim Carter interviews Colin Jaffe', Behr Senior VP of Professional Sales, on February 12, 2014. The first-ever Behr Paint editors conference had just concluded and I was one of but a small handful of media invited to the event. It was one for the history books to be sure.
Searching for the Holy Grail of deck stains and sealers? Most wood deck stains or sealers don't last. You are faced with staining your deck year after year. A side-by-side test of deck stains could show which product performs that best. I did the test and the results are in.
Trim board rot can be caused by either trim molding material and/or installation defects. The wrong type of molding trim wood can accelerate rot. If your trim lumber has not been painted properly, your door or window trim won't last as long.