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 ]


Paint Tray or Bucket Rolling

The 9 merits of pan rolling you don’t want to hear!

Which is better to roll out of, a paint tray or bucket? It does not take much more than a glance to spot production killers on the job. They are everywhere, and if you are unable to identify them, they will eat your profits alive. At Jack Pauhl, we’re firm believers in a DO NOT list outlining a growing group of important general rules and guidelines spanning products, systems and techniques to maximize productivity. Bucket rolling lands the number one spot on our list of the Top 100 Production Killers, and for good reason.

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