Monday, April 21, 2014

Mussio Painting Warns “Don’t Paint in Cold Weather Before You Read This!”

We’ve been though a tough winter and spring is finally here! People are itching to get their home improvement projects started, but it’s still chilly out. Have you found yourself wondering, “can I still paint outdoors?”

Here’s the answer you need ... maybe!

You can paint in cold temperatures to a point, but it will take longer for your paint to dry. Keep in mind, however, that cold weather can also affect the quality, appearance, and performance of your paint.

According to our research, the following problems can occur if you paint in temperatures of 45 degrees Fahrenheit or below, including:

1.      Paint can coalesce or merge together, which can cause it to crack
2.      Poor touch up quality
3.      Inadequate stain resistance
4.      Issues with color uniformity
5.      Heavy film might lengthen the drying period
6.      Your paint will require more mixing time
7.      Improper film formation may cause a powdery residue
8.      Your touch up coat may look lighter than your base coat
9.      The cold may shorten the durability of your paint

If you’d like to start a painting project, but don’t want to deal with the problems that occur in cold weather painting, Mussio Ann Arbor Painters will take on your project! Our Ann Arbor painters are skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced servicing satisfied customers since 1984.   Call (734) 995-2646 to receive a detailed bid. We treat every home as our own! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

See How Easily You Can Make Paint Last

Have you ever painted your home or had a contractor paint it for you?

Perhaps, afterward, you were stuck with buckets of extra paint?

If so, you may be wondering how long the leftover paint lasts after the job is done. 

Ann Arbor Painting CompanyMany people save it for touch ups and future home improvements. But, you may have some questions on how to preserve the paint, so it lasts until you need it.

Are you aware that with proper care, paint can last more than 10 years? 

Mussio Painting Company in Ann Arbor answers the top 3 commonly asked questions about paint storage below:

1. Is all leftover paint good for reuse?

It depends on how much time the paint has been exposed to air, which causes it to harden. To minimize exposure, you can pour the paint you actually use into a roller pan until you need more. Keep the rest of the new paint in a closed bucket as much of the time as possible.

2. How do I seal the paint can?

There are many ways to ensure you have a good seal on a paint can. First, you should clean the cover of excess paint to ensure there is no room for air pockets. Secondly, lay a piece of plastic wrap atop the paint before pressing the lid down. Thirdly, to ensure no air escapes, use a rubber mallet to tap the lid down firmly.

3. Where should I store it?

People will tell you different things. However, storing paint in a climate-controlled environment is best. In addition, leaving paint cans on a concrete, stone or tile floor can produce moisture that will cause rust over time, possibly resulting in distortion of the original paint color.

If you’re concerned about the amount of leftover paint, a painting project can leave when the job is through, no worries! Mussio Painting Company in Ann Arbor will take the leftover paint, so you don’t have to worry about where to store it, or how much space it will take up. Call (734) 995-2646 to receive a detailed bid. We treat every home as our own!