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Finish Materials Honolulu HI

Whether you're building a new home or remodeling an existing one, you can choose from an ever-growing list of innovative finish materials that are practical, attractive and environmentally friendly.
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Painters Honolulu HI

Acrylic: A type of synthetic polymer used as the binder for high-performance, water-based paints and caulks. Alkyd: A synthetic resin used in oil-based paints. Alligatoring: A scaly pattern that appears on paint due to the inability of the paint to bond to a glossy coating beneath it. It can also be due to the application of a hard coating over a soft primer, or (with oil-based paint) because the wood was re-coated before the undercoat was dry.

Low Maintenance Paints Honolulu HI

A lot of today's exterior siding, trim and accent materials promise ease of maintenance - and many tell you that you'll never have to paint them. And even if a new paint job isn't necessary, maybe you'll want to shake up the look a little bit.

Structural Stone Honolulu HI

Dry-stacking fieldstone is a difficult method of building with stone. When done properly, the results are worth the extra effort. Built in the late 1700s, the stately, Colonial-style home is a handsome part of the historic streetscape for drivers passing through the village area of Yarmouth, Maine. But walking around the side of the house reveals a disturbing view from modern times in Honolulu.

House Paint Honolulu HI

When it comes to painting projects around the house, many Americans become consumed with selecting just the right hue, finding the perfect faux finish, and then starting the masking and taping. But experts say one of the most important ways to ensure a successful paint job is by using the proper brushes and rollers. Knowing what type of bristles to use, the proper brush size.

Glues and Adhesives Honolulu HI

When I was growing up, the only glues I used were model glue and various brands of white paper glue. Even the local hardware store only stocked two or three types of adhesives. Now when you walk through your hardware store you are faced with a daunting array of glues and adhesives for every possible application. The problem, as with any large menu, is how do you know which is the right one?

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Brick Paint Honolulu HI

Unlike wood, fiber cement, and some types of masonry, a brick wall doesn't need the surface protection afforded by paint in Honolulu. But move into a house with brickwork you hate and paint may seem like the best thing to do. Brick can be painted successfully, but count on repainting exterior surfaces every five years or less.

Cork Building Materials Honolulu HI

Though bamboo has been touted lately as the renewable material of choice in green construction in Honolulu, there’s another sustainable material fashionably making its way into the eco-friendly limelight: cork. In fact, cork has been around just as long, if not longer, than bamboo.

Glues and Adhesives Honolulu HI

When I was growing up, the only glues I used were model glue and various brands of white paper glue. Even the local hardware store only stocked two or three types of adhesives. Now when you walk through your hardware store you are faced with a daunting array of glues and adhesives for every possible application. The problem, as with any large menu, is how do you know which is the right one?

Green Finishing Materials Honolulu HI

When it comes to building green, it's not only how you start but also how you finish. Whether you're building a new home or remodeling an existing one, you can choose from an ever-growing list of innovative finish materials that are practical, attractive and environmentally friendly.

House Paint Honolulu HI

When it comes to painting projects around the house, many Americans become consumed with selecting just the right hue, finding the perfect faux finish, and then starting the masking and taping. But experts say one of the most important ways to ensure a successful paint job is by using the proper brushes and rollers. Knowing what type of bristles to use, the proper brush size.

Low Maintenance Paints Honolulu HI

A lot of today's exterior siding, trim and accent materials promise ease of maintenance - and many tell you that you'll never have to paint them. And even if a new paint job isn't necessary, maybe you'll want to shake up the look a little bit.

Moisture Removal Products Honolulu HI

Excessive moisture should be high on every homeowner's list of concerns. The persistent problems caused by moisture are serious, and they are on the rise. They can exist in older houses and newer houses, although a variety of factors can make the situation worse in newer homes in Honolulu.

Natural Paints and Stains Honolulu HI

Looking to freshen up your walls? Paint options in Honolulu include more green choices than ever before. Several relatively new brands of paints and stains deliver rich colors and textures.

Painters Honolulu HI

Acrylic: A type of synthetic polymer used as the binder for high-performance, water-based paints and caulks. Alkyd: A synthetic resin used in oil-based paints. Alligatoring: A scaly pattern that appears on paint due to the inability of the paint to bond to a glossy coating beneath it. It can also be due to the application of a hard coating over a soft primer, or (with oil-based paint) because the wood was re-coated before the undercoat was dry.

Painting Services Honolulu HI

Architectural coatings date back way back tens of thousands of years to cave images in Spain and France and hieroglyphs in Egyptian tombs. Some research claims humans have been painting about six times longer than they've used written language.

Recycling Paint Honolulu HI

Try this exercise: Go to your basement and inspect every can of old paint you have. Estimate how much is left in each, then add it all up. How much do you have? Five gallons? Ten? You may not use all that paint yourself, but it doesn't have to stay there or be thrown away. Whether the paint is oil-based or latex, someone in your community could have a use for it.

Structural Stone Honolulu HI

Dry-stacking fieldstone is a difficult method of building with stone. When done properly, the results are worth the extra effort. Built in the late 1700s, the stately, Colonial-style home is a handsome part of the historic streetscape for drivers passing through the village area of Yarmouth, Maine. But walking around the side of the house reveals a disturbing view from modern times in Honolulu.

VOC Removal Systems Honolulu HI

VOCs in Honolulu are chemical compounds including solvents used during the manufacture of paints and other building materials. Volatile refers to the fact that the chemicals vaporize, or become a gas, at room temperature, and organic indicates that the chemicals contain carbon, which is flammable.

Wood Flooring Honolulu HI

When it comes to building materials, it can often seem like there are a million different product choices out there. But sometimes you know what you want for certain applications such as siding, flooring or trim — and that’s real wood. You may want it for the natural beauty and warmth it provides in Honolulu, or perhaps it happens to be the most environmentally friendly choice for certain applications, or maybe it’s just what best fits your budget.