Archive for February, 2014

How to cut-in sharp paint lines with the Picasso brush

In this video I talk briefly about how to cut-in sharp paint lines using single pass cuts when cutting-in wall paint against trim without masking tape on smooth walls. Pay close attention to the quick ‘dry runs’ in the video. Notice how sharp the filaments glide along the casing tight and effortlessly. The focus of the video is on the difference between the rigid Picasso tip design vs. traditional flagged-style tipping which is often soft and weak at the tip in relation to cutting-in freehand vs. against masking tape.

Flagging basically means taking a single brush filament and splitting the end in two.

brush flagged

Flagged (above) Non-Flagged (below)

brush non flagged

Also watch the capabilities of Picasso being demonstrated in this short 3 minute video.

How To Paint Crown Molding

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Demonstrating a brush technique for how to paint crown molding. This technique uses single loads of paint to go a predetermined distance.

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What is the best primer for bare drywall?

How to choose bare drywall primer

The best primer for bare drywall depends on what expectations you have for the paint applied over the primer. Some people paint to freshen up a room with no other expectations other than to change the appearance. Other people paint to protect surfaces by providing a durable surface that withstands regular cleaning.

Whatever your expectations are for the finish paint, the outcome of the following options depend on the type of drywall primer used.

Painting with a Roller 8 Tips for your Rolling Pleasure

Painting with a roller is efficient, and way, way faster

When it comes to quality and painting with a roller fast, there are certain products you’ll need, and certain techniques from which you’ll want to steer far away. As with everything we do here in the Jack Pauhl lab, we’re working up countless time studies under close scrutiny in order to isolate production killers —and squash them dead in their tracks. By the time we finally nail down a system, it’s usually a big deal. The following pages outline 8 tips for rolling walls with 9 or 18-inch rollers.

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Profitability is vulnerable to a whole host of variables

None of which you will ever learn from a seminar or book.

In the services business, there is no other single factor that impacts profitability more than being efficient. We have our teams working hard in the field but do we really know what is happening? Do we? Should we trust everything we hear at face value? Should we not feel skeptical about how long projects take in order to complete? Did everything really go fine? [ 3 min ]