After some research and some help from my friends in PWPP (a Facebook group dedicated to Painters, Wallpaper Hangers and Pressure Washing Pros), it was determined that the dots in the picture provided are Fly Poop. The house was left vacant for many months which left the opportunity for insects and creepy crawlies to take residence. The new owners are repainting the entire home but we have come across these little brownish black dots along the kitchen ceilings. You see them
The estimate was scheduled for 5:30 pm so I arrived to the house at 5:25 and rang the doorbell at exactly 5:30. After the brief introduction we dove right in to what needed to get done. It was a beautiful house. 18 foot ceilings with crown molding, custom built entertainment center, open floor plan, on & on. I seen some of the usual things I see in newer homes....nail pops, loose corner beads, but luckily no tape joints coming loose like I normally see. Right away, the firs
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) comes in 2 forms, Rigid & Flexible. The rigid type is what is used for construction and is more appropriately called uPVC (u stands for unplasticised). In home building and renovations, uPVC is commonly seen as vinyl siding, exterior moulding, such as around windows/doors, fascia boards, corner trim, and even as patio screen moulding like in the one I'm working on as I write this blog post. Here are some before and after pictures of that job.
To most people, sanding is not fun....unless you get to use a power sander - then sanding is really fun. But if you don't get to use a power sander - you are stuck with a labor intensive task that is less than appealing to most - but sometimes necessary. The rule of thumb for proper preparation is to have a clean, dry & dull surface before applying paint. This dull part is usually taken care of by the sanding but sometimes this can be achieved by other means - I'll get to t