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The Importance of Power Washing and Prepping

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With spring around the corner, getting your outdoor painting projects prepped is vital. Every exterior paint job needs proper preparation. Without proper washing and prepping, you’ll find that your paint job won’t last nearly as long as it could. The nice thing about painting prep is that it can be done even if it’s a little cool outside. Read on to learn more about prepping a home’s exterior before you dive into a can of paint. 

Power Washing

Power washing is a great way to clean and restore the look of outdoor surfaces such as decks, fences, patios, and siding. Power washing a pressure washer and washing with a hose are two very different tasks. This process is much more efficient than simply using a garden hose, as the pressure of the water coming out of the power washer does most of the same work a cleaning solution does. A pressure washer uses high-pressure water to break down dirt, grime, algae, and other contaminants. Pressure washing can also remove surface stains left by mold, mildew, or rust. The pressure of the water also helps remove chalking that has accumulated over time due to weathering and removes loose paint. Knowing when to use a pressure washer or a garden hose can help you achieve maximum efficiency in any given task.

Power washing the siding of an exterior.

Power washing the siding of an exterior can make a house look brand new as it removes dirt and grim!

Power Washing Safety

Safety should always be a priority when it comes to power washing. It is important to wear protective gear such as eye protection goggles and gloves to avoid any potential injuries. Additionally, always be sure to adjust the pressure and nozzle setting on the power washer before use, as using too much pressure can cause damage. Finally, keep children and pets away from the area while you are power washing since the high-pressure water can be dangerous if not used properly. Following these safety guidelines can help ensure that your experience with power washing is safe and successful.

Moisture Levels

Now that you know the benefits of power washing, you’re one step closer to laying down a fresh new coat of paint. Before prepping you want to make sure that the area is almost completely dry. If the surface is damp when you touch it, do not skip right to prepping. Sometimes power washing can cause the wood to take a long time to dry especially if there is little sun exposure to that specific area. You’ll want to make sure the area is dry before adding wet paint. 

When painting, it’s important to pay attention to the moisture levels in the area you’re working in. Moisture can cause paint to bubble or peel and can also prevent it from bonding properly. The best way to ensure that moisture won’t be an issue is by looking out for signs such as condensation on cold surfaces or wet patches on warm walls and ceilings. If there is any evidence of dampness, allow it to dry out completely before painting. 

It’s also important to never use a steamer or any other tool that produces steam while painting, as this could cause the paint to come loose over time.

A moisture meter can tell you a percentage of how wet a surface is. Moisture meters are an essential tool for any painter as you can make sure that it is dry enough before starting your project. Moisture meters come in both digital and analog styles, so you can choose the one that’s best for your needs. You want to pay close attention to areas that do not usually see the direct sun. 

Prep Work: Scraping, Sanding, Repairing, and Priming!


Scraping is a technique used on previously painted surfaces. The process works to remove any old, peeling or cracked paint from a home’s exterior. If a new layer of paint is added on top of the old paint or flaking paint, it is less likely the fresh coat is going to peel off shortly or look uneven. This can be done with a putty knife or a paint scraper tool. It’s important to take care when using these tools and to move in one direction for the best results. Get rid of that previous coat of paint as much as you can so that when the new paint goes down it looks even. However, you don’t need to strip the entire exterior surface down to bare wood.

Taking the time to properly scrape a surface before painting will help ensure that you get an even finish and professional-looking results. When scraping you should be especially careful if you know that lead paint has been used on the surface you are prepping. Lead is extremely toxic when inhaled or ingested. Wear a mask and gloves to prevent any accidental contact with lead paint. 


When sanding any surface, to avoid piles of sawdust you may want to use a drop cloth or a tarp below the area you are prepping. But, drop cloths can be used to cover up any exposed ground such as a driveway, a garden bed, a deck, or a yard. When painting outdoors using canvas drop cloths may be easier to keep in place. Plastic drop cloths are more likely to blow away. 

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Sanding a surface allows for better paint adhesion.

Sanding is an important step in preparing a surface for painting or staining. It helps to remove any debris and provides a smooth, even finish. Sanding can be done manually with sandpaper, or with a power sander. When using manual sandpaper, it is important to use the correct grit for the job at hand. For wood projects, it is often best to start with medium-grit paper and gradually work your way up to finer grades for a smoother finish and always sand in a circular motion. More weathered wood might be prone to more damage, so be careful in terms of how much pressure you are applying with the fine grit paper or power sanders. From there, simply vacuum up the dust and wipe down the surface with a clean cloth one more time.

Damage Repair

Repairing damages, minor or major, should be taken with caution. Holes and chips in the wood siding or corner boards can be easily filled with wood putty or wood filler. Nail holes can also be filed with wood putty. Fill the hole, crack, or chip with just enough wood filler so that it is at about the same level as the rest of the surface. Depending on how much wood putty you used, it will need ample time to dry before it can be sanded down to an even level. 

Larger repair jobs may need a carpenter’s help. If you notice any rotting or loose boards, rusted nails, or large broken areas, consult a carpenter even if it is just for an opinion. 

Caulking is an essential step in the painting process, as it helps seal any gaps or cracks in surfaces to prevent moisture from seeping through. In addition to these moisture-preventing functions, caulking also helps improve the overall appearance of a painted surface. It creates a neat finish by filling in any gaps or unevenness, which can give the walls a more uniform look when completed. 

Caulking is a way to seal small gaps and cracks.

Caulking is one way to seal thin or small gaps or cracks.

Make sure to use the appropriate type of caulking for your house and application – acrylic caulk for interior and exterior, latex paint caulks for exterior – and always apply generously so that all cracks fill gaps and crevices are sufficiently filled. It also may be a good idea to re-caulk areas that have been previously caulked. Proper caulking will help ensure that your house and your project look great for years to come!


Priming is an important step in painting, as it provides a great foundation for the rest of your work. Primer helps the paint adhere to a surface. Primer helps fill in any gaps and creates a smooth surface that is ready to be painted on. It also assists with adhesion and durability, which means the paint will last longer and look better over time. Make sure to use the right kind of primer for your surface – usually, this means an oil-based primer for wood surfaces, but other types of primers can be used as well. 

If you plan on using multiple coats of paint, make sure to lightly sand in between each one so that they all adhere properly. Taking the time to properly prime before painting can help you achieve a professional-looking finish! To read more in-depth about priming and paint color refers to one of our previous paint blog posts.

Helpful Tools 

Some helpful tools that will help you make your project look professional would be to buy some painter’s tape, a window scraper, a scrub brush, and a wire brush. Painter’s tape can help with detail work such as working close to windowsills or working along ceilings or corner boards. Painter’s tape also allows you to paint over something that was already painted in a different color without ruining another section. A window scraper is super helpful when it comes to working closely with windows. Any drip of paint on a window can be easily removed with a window scraper even if it is hardened and dried. A scrub brush can help remove paint stains from patio furniture, pavement, and wall hangings.   


Using all of these steps in your painting preparation will lead to a professional and lasting paint job. Exterior painting usually includes a lot more preparation and planning due to the environmental factors of nature. The house exterior faces more wear and tear than the house interior due to poor weather, temperature changes, and sun exposure. That being said, there is a huge difference between painting indoors and painting outdoors. 

Many people skip house painting preparation which leads to the need to hire a professional painter. If this is the case, keep in mind that not all home painting companies offer interior house painting services and exterior house painting services, you’ll want to find a home painting company that offers the specific services you need.

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How Many Coats of Paint Is Too Many?

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Painting is one of the most common DIY tasks out there and can give any space an instant style and color makeover. But while it might be tempting to jump into a painting project with enthusiasm alone, successfully completing a task like this requires patience and understanding of some key points when it comes to measuring just how much paint you should use. Whether it’s changing the wall color of your bedroom or painting your house the same color, applying primer, new paint, and two to three coats can lead to a successful paint job. So, if you’re wondering ‘How Many Coats Of Paint Is Too Many?’ then read on as we cover all the tips and tricks required in order to get your next painting project off the ground! Seeing an even paint job is simply refreshing.

Best Practices for Surfaces That Require Priming

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Proper preparation is essential for achieving a good finish when painting any surface, especially those that require priming. When prepping a surface that needs to be primed, the best practice is to make sure all dirt, grease, and other contaminants are removed before starting. For wood, sand off any old paint or sealant and wash with mineral spirits. Concrete and masonry may also benefit from washing or using a chemical stripper to remove existing paint and grime.

After the area has been thoroughly cleaned and dried, apply one to two coats of primer evenly across the desired area. If you can feel any bumps after priming the surface, go over it again with fine-grit sandpaper for a smooth finish. Primer paint is often used as a first coat, to prepare surfaces for better adhesion and an even base coat that will save time and money by reducing the need for multiple layers of regular paint. A tinted primer can help achieve a specific color, and you won’t have to apply as many coats of paint. Primers serve two main purposes: to prepare the surface for painting and to provide an even base coat or color. With primer paint, you can achieve more resistance to wear and tear, both from the elements and regular use. Primer paint also serves as an ideal choice for surfaces that are difficult to paint due to the presence of stains or other blemishes. To prevent peel, adding a primer coat is a good idea. There are different types of primer paint, there is drywall primer sealer, oil-based primer, water-based primer, and wood primer. However, there is such a thing as self-priming paint.

Applying Multiple Coats

Applying multiple coats of paint is a great way to ensure paint quality. Your best bet is to use at least one or two coats of regular paint. Furthermore, multiple coats also allow for more flexibility in terms of color choice. More or fewer coats can ultimately change the paint color. Numerous coats of paint provide a much thicker, longer-lasting layer of protection that can stand up against natural elements and everyday use. A steady hand, clean brush strokes, and back brushing can help ensure an even finish. The number of coats of paint needed for a project depends on the intended purpose, and the type of surface (as some are a more porous surface). Just one coat usually is not enough. Usually, more coats will be necessary for better protection, improved coverage, and increased durability. Keep in mind that some surfaces absorb paint more than others.

Applying Too Many Coats

Applying too much paint can be a major disadvantage. Too much paint can cause the surface to become thick and uneven, resulting in a sloppy, unattractive finish. Excess paint is also prone to cracking and peeling away over time. Applying too much paint can also cause the color pigment to be more concentrated resulting in an undesirable hue. Knowing when a surface is properly covered in the paint can be tricky, but there are some telltale signs that indicate you’ve reached the right level of coverage. Applying too many coats or not enough can lead to unsatisfactory results. Knowing when a surface has been properly covered with paint requires some experience and practice, but there are telltale signs that indicate you’ve reached the right level of coverage.

How Often Should You Add Another Coat of Paint?

As a general rule of thumb, applying one coat every two years is usually sufficient for maintaining good coverage over time. However, if you are dealing with surfaces that are more prone to wear and tear from everyday use or harsh elements like rain or sun exposure, then multiple coats may be necessary in order for your paint job to last longer. In this case, you should reapply a coat of paint at least every three to five years to prevent any visible fading or chipping of the previous paint layer. Depending on where the paint is applied and how much wear-and-tear the area may receive, reapplying a coat of paint sooner rather than later can help maintain the professional look of your painted surfaces. Drying time for paint can vary depending on the type of paint used, as well as the environment in which it is applied. Generally, latex-based paints will dry within two to four hours, while oil-based paints may take several days -or even up to a week -to fully cure. Temperature and humidity levels must also be taken into account. For best results, it’s always recommended that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions before starting any painting project.


To sum it up, painting a room as either an interior designer or a home DIY project requires an understanding of the materials and surfaces you will be working with, the effects of priming, the benefits of applying multiple coats of paint, and the consequences of applying too many coats. When in doubt about what materials are best suited to your particular project and specific steps to apply the paint, consult with a professional.

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Stuck Inside This Winter? Take on an Interior Painting Project!

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Arch Painting Inc. is a professional painting company providing top-notch interior painting services for over 10 years. We specialize in both residential and commercial projects, offering an extensive range of services including wall, trim, ceiling, and accent wall painting. In addition to our interior residential projects, we also work in commercial spaces such as office buildings, retail stores, hotels, restaurants, and more. Our team of experienced professionals uses only the highest quality paints and materials to ensure beautiful, and long-lasting paint jobs.

Exterior vs Interior Painting

Exterior painting is distinct from interior painting in a few key ways. Exterior painting requires the use of paints formulated to withstand harsh weather and sun exposure, as well as sturdier materials to protect against moisture damage. To maximize the paint job’s life span, surface preparation techniques like power washing and sanding are often needed. Now that winter is in full swing, let’s take a closer look at some interior painting ideas that you can do yourself right in the comfort of your own home.

Interior painting projects can be an exciting way to add new life and color to your home. Whether you’re looking for a subtle change or something bold, paint can make a huge difference. Before starting any project, it is important to know the basics of interior painting including the types of paint available, what supplies are necessary, and how you can get the paint job to last longer and within your budget.

Budgeting, Choosing a Paint, and Supplies

When it comes to budgeting an interior paint job, there are a few things you should consider. First and foremost is the cost of supplies, including paint, primer, brushes or rollers, drop cloths, and painter’s tape. Be sure to factor in the cost of any additional tools you may need such as ladders or scaffolding if you plan on painting high walls or ceilings. You also want to make sure that your chosen paints are compatible with each other and won’t require extra coats for full coverage. Finally, don’t forget about labor costs; you might be able to do some parts of the project yourself but hiring a professional, like Arch Painting Inc., can save time and ensure quality results. With these tips in mind, planning for an interior paint job doesn’t have to be overwhelming!

Choosing the right paint for your interior project is a good place to start. Colors are important but the finish of the paint is equally as important. When choosing paint, remember the desired finish or look you want. Semi-gloss and satin finishes are great for high-traffic areas such as entryways. Choosing wall paint can be a daunting task, but with the right preparation and knowledge, you can pick the perfect shade for your space. It’s important to consider how much light your room receives throughout the day in order to choose a color that will remain true. You should also take into account the existing furnishings in the room. When selecting paints for interior walls, look for products with low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) content. Low VOC paints are safer options that will help.

How darker shades of blue paint can create a mysteries and sophisticated atmosphere.Interior painting can be an effective way to enhance the mood and tone of a room. The choice of color can set the atmosphere from bright and cheerful to relaxing and calming. Light colors like whites, creams, and pastels can reflect light and make a room seem bigger, brighter, and more inviting. Dark interior paint jobs can have a dramatic effect on a room, transforming it into an entirely different space. With the right colors and materials, this look can have a powerful and mysterious feel. When selecting a dark color for your walls, keep in mind the mood you want to create. Dark blues can create a powerful and mysterious atmosphere, adding an air of sophistication to the space while providing a calming effect. The deep tones of these colors have the power to transform a room and give it a dramatic look that will leave an unforgettable impression.

Using a drop cloth while painting an interior helps reduce spills, splatters, and stains.Interior painting projects can be messy, but with the right preparation and materials, you can keep your home clean and avoid any unnecessary mess or damage. One of the most important steps for interior painting is to use a drop cloth. A drop cloth is an inexpensive sheet of fabric that protects floors from paint splatters and drips while also providing an extra layer of cushioning between furniture and walls during painting. Drop cloths come in different sizes to fit any project, from small touch-ups around trim pieces to larger areas such as entire rooms or hallways. Drop cloths are essential when working on ceilings since they will help catch any paint that may drip down onto furniture below. Additionally, using a drop cloth helps contain dust particles created by sanding surfaces prior to painting which prevents them from spreading throughout the house. With these benefits in mind, it’s easy to see why investing in good quality drop cloths should always be part of your interior painting plan!

Brush Techniques

Interior painting can be a fun and rewarding project, but it’s important to use the right techniques for the best results. When painting an interior space, there are a few different brush techniques that you’ll need to know in order to achieve professional-looking results. One of the most popular brush techniques is “cutting in”, which involves using a small angled brush along edges and corners. This technique requires patience and accuracy as it takes time to build up layers of paint around tight areas without leaving any gaps or streaks. Another technique is called “back brushing” which helps ensure even coverage when applying thicker paints like latex or oil-based paint over larger surfaces such as walls or ceilings. With this method, you apply your first layer with a roller, then go back over it with a stiff bristle brush in short strokes while allowing some of the base coat color to show through for texture and depth. Finally, feathering is another useful technique used when blending two colors together at the edges by lightly brushing outward from the transition point until both colors blend into one another seamlessly. Mastering these three basic techniques will help you create beautiful interior spaces that look professionally painted!



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Everything You Need To Know About Painting During The Winter In New England

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The painting industry is an ever-evolving and highly competitive field that requires a high level of skill, artistry, and technical knowledge to succeed. Painting is widely used in residential and commercial settings for interior and exterior decorations and in more complex areas such as industrial applications. 

Arch Painting Inc. is a full-service painting company that has been providing professional painting services for over 15 years. Their experienced team of painters and contractors is dedicated to providing quality workmanship and exceptional customer service. Arch Painting prides itself on its attention to detail and commitment to completing projects on time and within budget.

Painting Off Season

Painting season is an exciting time of year for many people, as it marks the beginning of a new project, whether that be renovating a home or business, or simply changing up the look of an existing space. During the period from spring to fall, the warmer weather and longer days bring about the ideal conditions for painting projects to be accomplished.

New England winters are a daunting time for many, as the cold temperatures and shorter days can make it difficult to complete projects outdoors. Painters in particular must adjust their working schedule to accommodate the unpredictable weather while still providing quality work. Despite the challenges of painting in colder temperatures, with adequate preparation and planning, projects can be completed safely and effectively. With the winter weather settling in here in New England, it is important to understand the challenges that may arise for painting companies like ourselves.

Commercial Painter | Residential Painter - Arch PaintingThe painting industry can be especially challenging during winter months when temperatures drop and outdoor surfaces become cold and wet. Painting in the New England winter climate can present a unique set of challenges due to the cold temperatures and variable weather conditions. Despite these difficulties, there are numerous advantages to painting during winter months. The cooler temperature helps protect the finish of a paint job and reduces the amount of time it takes for the paint to dry, allowing for quicker completion. Winter painting can be a great choice for homeowners and business owners alike, especially in colder climates. Taking advantage of the cooler temperatures during the winter months can help to protect the finish of a paint job and reduce the risk of premature fading, cracking, or peeling. During cold weather, paints are usually less likely to run or drip, which allows for more precise paint application. With this in mind, it is also less likely to see streaks in the paint job. Additionally, this makes it easier for painters to achieve an even finish and avoid costly repairs.

Painting on cold and wet surfaces presents numerous challenges to the professional painter. It is important to note that paint will not adhere correctly to a damp surface, or freeze in temperatures below 40°F, making it tricky to work in winter weather conditions. Applying a quality primer before painting is essential in order for the paint to bond correctly. The primer allows the paint to bond correctly and keeps it from freezing.

Winter Painting Tips

Winter painting can be a tricky task, but with the right preparation and knowledge, it is possible to complete the job successfully. Here are some tips for painting outdoors in the winter that will help make the process easier:

  1. Check the weather forecast before beginning any painting projects. This will allow you to plan for any potential changes
  2. Ensure that surfaces are completely dry before painting, as the paint will not adhere correctly to a damp surface.
  3. If temperatures drop below 40°F, it is important to use the right type of paint that is designed for cold weather applications.
  4. Consider using a quality primer before beginning any painting projects in order

When painting in cold temperatures, there is a risk of paint freezing, which can cause a variety of issues for both the painter and the finished product. Paint will not adhere correctly to a damp surface, or freeze in temperatures below 40°F, making it very difficult to apply and likely resulting in an uneven finish. To protect against paint freezing, it is important to use paint that is designed for cold weather applications. These types of paint will be better suited to handle extreme temperatures and still provide a good, high-quality finish. Cold weather paint is usually formulated with a higher resin content, which helps it to bond well to damp surfaces, as well as improve freeze resistance.

Other Dangers

Some other dangers of painting outside during the winter months include ladder safety. Ladders are an important tool for painters, especially during winter when they need to access higher surfaces while painting. During the winter months, however, ladder use requires extra care due to the harsh weather conditions that can cause slippery and icy surfaces. This can be a major safety hazard if not addressed properly.  When painting in the winter months, ladder safety is of utmost importance. During colder temperatures, ladders can be extremely slippery and pose a great risk to those using them. To ensure the highest level of safety when using ladders during winter painting, there are certain steps that should be taken prior to use.

When painting outdoors during the winter months, it is important to wear proper attire in order to stay safe and comfortable. Temperature control is essential while working in cold climates, so wearing layers of clothes that can be added or removed as needed is important. It is important to layer clothes that can be taken off or added when needed as temperatures change throughout the day. A warm hat and gloves are also essential items of clothing for winter painting, as they will ensure that the body’s temperature stays regulated and prevent it from becoming too cold or hot.

Taking breaks while painting outside in the winter is an important safety measure that should not be overlooked. It can be easy to become overwhelmed with the task at hand when temperatures are cold and the elements can be harsh, so it is important to take regular breaks in order to stay safe and productive. Breaks should include plenty of time for rest and time to replenish hunger and thirst.


When thinking about taking on an outdoor painting project during the cold months of New England you should keep these tips in mind. As a professional painting corporation, Arch Painting wants you to be as safe and cost-effective as possible. Don’t let the winter weather stop you, but be aware of the pros and cons of winter painting projects!

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Why Snow Removal is an Important Preventative Measure

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Snow removal is an important preventative measure that keeps your home or business safe and sound. Snow can cause structural damage, falling ice and snow can be dangerous, and snow removal can be difficult for some people. Professional snow removal companies have the equipment to get the job done quickly and safely.

Snow can cause structural damage to your home or business.

It’s important to keep in mind that snow removal is not just about making your home or business look nice. Keeping snow cleared away can also be an essential safety measure. Snow can cause damage to roofs and foundations, which could lead to expensive repairs or even roof collapses. Snow is also responsible for water damage due to ice dams. Ice dams form when there is a large amount of melted snow on top of the roof that freezes when it comes into contact with cold air, causing water seeping through your walls and ceilings. This can lead to mold growth, structural problems, and serious health issues if left untreated

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Snow and ice can damage your roof.

If the snow and ice are allowed to remain on your roof, they can have a number of negative effects. First, they can weigh down the roof and cause it to collapse. Second, they can cause leaks in your home that result in damage to various aspects of your property: the roof membrane, shingles, gutters and more.

Falling ice and snow can be dangerous.

Falling ice and snow can be dangerous, especially if you are outside. Ice can cause serious injuries to people and pets when it falls off roofs or trees. It can also lead to structural damage to your home or business. Falling snow is a nuisance and blocks paths, but it’s also slippery and makes walking difficult for everyone.

Snow removal can be difficult for some people.

Unfortunately, for many people, snow removal is hard work. This can be due to a variety of reasons including:

  • Age – the older you are, the more likely your body will be unable to handle shoveling snow without injury
  • Disability – if you have a physical disability or medical condition which makes it difficult for you to clear snow from your driveway and walkways then this can pose serious safety risks that others do not need to face
  • Location – If you live in an area where snowfall is heavy and frequent then every winter it will require regular shoveling of pathways leading up to your home.

Snow removal is important for safety and the longevity of your home or business.

Snow removal is a preventative measure that can save you money in the long run. You may think that snow removal and ice control are just another expense to add to your budget, but they are actually an investment in the longevity of your home or business. The right company can make all the difference when it comes to a safe, clean parking lot and sidewalk.

If you’re having trouble with snow removal because of physical limitations or other obstacles, professional help should be sought out immediately. The sooner you get started on hiring a contractor for snow removal, the better off you’ll be this winter season!

Snow removal is best done by a professional.

When snow removal is done by a professional, it’s done right. With the right equipment and training, snow removal services can make sure that your sidewalks, driveways and parking lots are clear of any potential hazards. This is especially important for businesses who need to be able to get customers safely in and out of their establishment.

Professional snow removal services will do all the hard work for you—and they’ll do it quickly and efficiently so that your driveway is free of the ice and snow within minutes of the first flakes falling from the sky each year. This can save hours of work over hundreds of days per year—and if there’s one thing we’ve learned about life, it’s that time equals money!

Businesses that offer snow removal services will typically have a fleet of trucks equipped for the job. They may also use shovels and plows in some cases. The equipment can be expensive, so it’s important to make sure that your business has enough money set aside to cover this cost or it could put you at risk of losing money.


In conclusion, snow removal is an important preventative measure for your home or business. It’s best to leave it to the professionals so you don’t damage your property and make sure you have a safe environment for your family and employees. The next time it snows in your community, give us a call! We will make sure all of the snow is removed from your property safely and efficiently. We look forward to helping keep you safe this winter season!


5 Best Exterior Paint Brands

5 Best Exterior Paint Brands

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When it comes to painting your home’s exterior, you’ll want to choose a quality brand. If you want add value and invest in your home make sure the paint you use will last for years and offer superior protection? We’ve put together this list of our favorite exterior paint brands that we recommend for your next project.

Benjamin Moore Exterior Paint

Benjamin Moore Exterior Paint is one of the best exterior paints on the market! This paint offers great quality in both its durability and appearance, making it a wise choice for your home. It comes in many different colors and finishes so there’s something for everyone and every style of home. The most exciting part about this paint is that it comes with a lifetime warranty!

Exterior paints made by Benjamin Moore are the highest quality available. They offer a full range of paint finishes and colors to match any project. Their exterior paints have a modern and sophisticated look that fits the needs of any homeowner or business. With their low odor, long-lasting durability, water resistant technology and easy application you can’t go wrong with Benjamin Moore Exterior Paint.

Their paint delivers exceptional coverage in just one coat, resists cracking and shrinking in hot climates, and has superior adhesion for superior performance against weather like wind and rain. Benjamin Moore Exterior paint has been specifically formulated to protect against the weather and other environmental elements. Their low-luster, premium exterior paints are durable and versatile for any exterior application.

Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Paint

Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Paint is an excellent choice for exterior paint because it has a high coverage rate and is available in more than 100 colors. This product is durable, meaning that it will not scratch or fade over time, which makes it ideal for use on entry doors and garage doors.

Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Paint is a High Performance, Low-VOC exterior paint that provides excellent coverage and durability with an ultra-flat finish. Developed to be an easy-to-use paint that helps reduce odors and increase the longevity of your old or weathered wood. Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Paint is ideal for home exteriors, decks, fences and sheds.

This paint has a matte finish that resists scratching and fading, which means that you can rest assured knowing your investment will stay looking great after years of wear and tear. If you’re looking to refresh the outside of your home without spending too much money, consider using Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Paint to do so!

5 Best Exterior Paint Brands

Glidden Premium Exterior Paint

Glidden Premium Exterior Paint has a high-quality formula that’s easy to apply. It comes in a satin finish and is available in a wide range of colors, so you can match the exterior of your home with ease. Glidden products are low VOC, which means they’re safe for the environment, too.

This paint delivers excellent durability, gloss retention and resistance to cracking, peeling and fading. Appropriate for all types of home exteriors and ideal for areas exposed to the elements like the roof, eaves, windows and doors.

Glidden Premium Exterior Paint is a durable, long-lasting exterior paint that maintains color integrity.  It resists mildew and mold, dries in just one hour, reduces blistering and bubbling, has a beautiful matte finish that hides most imperfections and can last up to 60 days longer than other leading paints.

Olympic Elite Advanced Stain-Blocking Paint + Primer in One

Olympic Elite Advanced Stain-Blocking Paint + Primer in One is a water-based elastomeric paint that dries quickly and provides excellent coverage. This product can be used on metal, wood, masonry, stucco and previously painted surfaces. It can also be used on both interior and exterior surfaces.

Olympic Elite Advanced Stain-Blocking Paint + Primer in One provides good adhesion to new or previously painted surfaces. It can be applied on wood without sanding; however the surface must be clean with no waxes or coatings left behind from previous paint applications. The optimal temperature for application is 40 degrees Fahrenheit up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit; however it will dry at temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit so long as there isn’t any precipitation or frosting occurring outside while you are working inside your home doing your painting projects!

This product has low VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

5 Best Exterior Paint Brands

Valspar Reserve Exterior Paint

Valspar Reserve Exterior Paint is a good choice if you’re looking for an exterior paint that is easy to use, has a long-lasting finish, and comes in many colors. Valspar Reserve has a great reputation and it’s one of the most popular brands among homeowners who have used it before.

Valspar Reserve has been around since the 1930s, so they have plenty of experience in making high-quality paints that work well on wood siding or wood trim. Owners who have used this brand have been very pleased with how well their projects have turned out.

The paint comes in many different shades including cool pastels like Blue Smoke or White Dove; warm neutrals such as Nutmeg; vibrant reds like Sangria or Crimson Red; cobalt blues like Lagoon Blue and teal greens like Tiffany Aqua or Jade Turquoise. The color selection is one of the best features about Valspar Reserve because there are so many shades to choose from!

If you want an exterior that’s durable and looks great, choose a quality paint brand

If you want the exterior of your home that’s durable and looks great, choose a quality paint brand. A good paint brand offers a wide range of colors and finishes. And it gives you peace of mind knowing that your investment is protected with a warranty.

Good exterior paints are easy to apply, clean up and are long-lasting. They provide excellent coverage in one coat so you won’t need lots of coats to get the job done right!


If you want to improve the look of your home by painting the exterior, these are the five best brands to choose from. Each one has its own unique qualities that will help make sure your house looks great for years to come!

Industrial Floor Coating

Which Industrial Floor Coating is right for you?

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Industrial floor coatings are used for a variety of purposes. They may be used to protect floors from the elements or to increase their resistance to wear and tear. Most often, these coatings are applied in warehouses or other industrial settings where there is heavy use and high moisture levels.

Urethane floor coating

Urethane floor coatings are a great option for concrete, especially when you want to protect the floor. It can be used in many different places like hospitals, schools, warehouses and more. Urethane is durable and easy to clean, making it the perfect choice for industrial settings.

Urethane floor coating is a great way to preserve your concrete floors because it protects them from wear and tear while still looking aesthetically pleasing on top of that! There are many different styles of urethane available so you can choose one that fits perfectly into your design style without compromising its durability or functionality!

Epoxy floor coating

Concrete prep/polish

Prep work is an important part of preparing a concrete surface for coating. In the prep stage, you will clean the floor and remove any loose or flaky material. Abrasive blasting is a common method of cleaning and preparing a concrete surface for coating. Abrasives are particles that are shot towards the concrete at high speeds to abrade away any dirt, oil or grime embedded in it.

Abrasive blasting can be done by hand or by machine depending on your needs and budget. Handheld abrasive blasters consist of air-driven sanders that allow you to blast away at specific areas without damaging surrounding areas like floors or walls with excessive overspray from handheld models. Large industrial models can be mounted onto mobile bases so they can be moved around as needed throughout large facilities without having to move heavy equipment around every day.

Epoxy floor coating

Most epoxy floor coatings are a two-part epoxy resin and hardener that are mixed together to form a water-based coating. The mixture can be applied to many different surfaces, including concrete floors and metal surfaces. Both the primer and topcoat must be used for maximum protection.

Epoxy floor coatings are used to protect concrete floors from damage by providing long lasting durability, oil resistance, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and UV light protection.

Antimicrobial flooring

Antimicrobial flooring is a type of flooring that has been treated with an antimicrobial agent to prevent the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew. The antimicrobial agent is typically a chemical that is applied to the surface of the flooring material.

Antimicrobial agents are not 100% effective at eliminating all microbes from every surface they come into contact with. However, when used correctly they can significantly reduce microbial contamination in certain areas where people spend most of their time.

Electrostatic flooring

Electrostatic flooring is a new technique that uses an electrostatic charge to bind the resin and resin reducer together. This method has been used for years in the manufacture of industrial adhesives, but until recently it has not been used on floors because of the high voltage required. With today’s energy efficient motors and electronic controls, this process is now safer and more cost effective than traditional methods.

The advantages of using electrostatic flooring:

  • Cost-effective – low initial cost and lower maintenance costs
  • Environmentally friendly – no solvents or VOCs emitted into the environment during application
  • Suitable for high traffic areas where durability and slip resistance are needed

Trowel epoxy flooring system

A trowel epoxy flooring system is a two-coat application. The first coat is a thinned epoxy that’s rolled on and then troweled, which allows for a more even application. This process can be done by hand or with an automatic flooring applicator called a “trowel.”

The second coat consists of another thinned layer that’s brushed onto the floor.


As you can see, there are many options for industrial floor coatings. The right coating will be determined by the type of flooring, its condition and what the owner wants to do with it. If you need help deciding which type of coating is best for your needs, then contact us at Arch Painting today! We have years of experience in industrial flooring and we’re ready to help you with whatever project may come your way

Specialized coating

The Many Uses of Specialized Coatings

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Are you looking for a specialized coating for your surface? If so, you’re in luck. There are many different types of specialized coatings available on the market today. However, these coatings are not all created equal. Some coatings will provide better durability and longevity than others while also maintaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance. If you are interested in learning more about these types of coatings and which ones would be best suited for your needs, read on!

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Swimming Pool coatings

If you have a swimming pool, there are several coatings that can prevent water damage:

  • Water resistance coating. This work best when the surface is smooth and nonporous. It prevents water from penetrating into the material of your pool, which prevents mold and mildew from forming underneath.
  • Abrasion resistance coating. This type of coating keeps dirt from building up on your pool wall as well as other surfaces such as concrete floors or patios that may get wet during rainstorms or sprinklers malfunctioning during summer months (which could lead to additional problems). These coatings also help preserve the appearance of your swimming area by concealing unsightly scratches in vinyl liners or plaster finishes caused by tree branches falling on them after storms hit nearby areas with strong winds or high winds gusts (elements known for causing damage).

White Board Wall Paint

White board paint is a great way to turn any surface into a whiteboard. This type of paint can be used on walls, doors, windows and many other surfaces. White board paint offers the same benefits as traditional whiteboards: it’s easy to erase and re-write on repeatedly.

It’s a great way to increase productivity in your home or office. If you need to make a white board, these paints can be used on almost any surface. There are many types of whiteboard paint available, so it’s important to understand the differences between them before making a purchase.

Acoustical Ceiling Tile Restoration

Acoustical ceiling tile restoration is a service that can help you bring back the look and feel of your old acoustical ceiling tiles. When restoring your acoustical ceiling tiles, you’ll want to inspect the surface for any damage or dirt, as this will impact their appearance when it comes time to apply new coatings. If there are any cracks or chips in these surfaces, they should be filled with filler before applying new paint or coating.

Acoustic Ceiling Tiles are one of the most common features found in buildings today, so whether you have commercial or residential properties with Acoustic Tiles on them – we can help! We offer both painting services as well as stripping/cleaning services if needed too!

Epoxy and urethane

Epoxy coatings and urethane coatings are two different types of coating materials that have been used to protect a variety of surfaces, including concrete and metal. Epoxy is a two-part system that cures to form an elastic, durable coating. Urethane coatings are also single-part systems but cure much faster than epoxies. The following sections will examine the differences between these two types of coating materials.

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Anti-graffiti coatings

Anti-graffiti coatings are a great way to prevent graffiti from being applied to surfaces. Graffiti is a problem for many businesses, public spaces and urban settings. Removing graffiti can be expensive and time consuming, so anti-graffiti coatings are an affordable option that provide protection against damage caused by vandalism.

Anti-graffiti coatings are easy to apply and low cost, making them a good option for protecting your investment in property or equipment.

There are many specialty coating applications for a variety of uses

It is important to note that coatings are used in a variety of applications, including swimming pools and walls and ceilings. Coatings can also be used for industrial and commercial purposes, such as for maintaining large structures like bridges or ships. Coatings are also applied to small parts of machinery in order to protect them from corrosion or damage due to high temperatures.

Coating application is a specialized field. In order to ensure that coatings are applied correctly, expert knowledge is needed in order to gain the desired results with minimal expense.


There are many specialty coating applications for a variety of uses. You can find the right coating for your home or business through our website, but feel free to give us a call if you have any questions about our services.

fire proof coating

The benefits of Fireproof Coatings

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The fireproof coating is a very effective substance in preventing the fire from spreading. It can be used to protect the walls of your house or apartment from getting damaged when there is a fire outbreak. This product can also help keep you and your family safe during emergencies. There are many reasons why you need to use this type of material on your walls, but here are some of them:

What is Fireproof coating?

Fireproof coating is a type of fire-resistant coating, usually in the form of a liquid that is applied and then solidified into a continuous film by drying. The most common examples are paints, varnishes and linings for industrial flues. Such coatings may have high thermal conductivity or be electrically insulating.

Fireproof coatings are used for many reasons such as preventing corrosion or forming an insulating layer between two materials (electrical insulation). This can reduce energy consumption by preventing heat from escaping from one material to another, reducing the rate at which objects get hot in areas where they would otherwise not be insulated well enough (e.g., electronic components) when exposed directly to air currents flowing over them; improving efficiency of heating systems with low temperatures required for adequate combustion inside pipes; improving safety against risk related with fire hazards caused by overheating of equipment during operation at elevated temperatures -such as nuclear reactors- while protecting them from external flames due burning accidents around their houses/buildings nearby streets etc…

fireproof coating

Fireproof coating is the safest way to protect your building and those inside it from harm caused by fires.

Fireproof coatings are the safest way to protect your building and those inside it from harm caused by fires. A fireproof coating is a special type of paint or finish that can’t be burned, so if a fire breaks out, your building won’t burn down as quickly.

Instead, these special materials will help contain flames for longer than regular paints would allow them to spread. This can give you time to put out the fire before it gets out of control and causes major damage!

Fireproof coating can be applied to building structures, fabrics, wires and cables.

Fireproof coatings can be applied to the following surfaces:

  • Building structures (steel beams, concrete slabs)
  • Wires & cables (electrical, telephone and data communication)
  • Fabrics (carpets)
  • Wood (siding, flooring etc.)

Fireproof coatings are for public safety.

The objective of this kind of product is to provide protection from heat and flame in order to prevent or delay the spread of fire through structural members or between adjoining structures. A major benefit of fireproofing coatings is they are considered an economical alternative to other types of building materials that need replacing after being exposed to excessive heat or flames.

A variety of factors determine how long these coatings last before they begin deteriorating, including thickness and location within the structure being protected; however, it’s important for property owners to understand how durable these products really are before investing in them. If not properly maintained after installation, then any benefits gained by using them could be lost quickly—and at great expense!

Careful attention must be made to ensure that fireproof coatings will not be damaged by the application process or by harsh environmental conditions following application.

Careful attention must be made to ensure that fireproof coatings will not be damaged by the application process or by harsh environmental conditions following application. This includes:

  • Applying in a well-ventilated area
  • Applying to a clean surface
  • Applying to a surface that is dry

You should check with your local fire prevention authority before you install fireproof coating.

If you want to install a fireproof coating, you should contact the local fire prevention authority. You should also check with your local building codes, as well as your local fire department or the local fire marshal.

Fireproof coating should not be installed without any prior testing from an accredited laboratory 

Fireproof coating should not be installed without any prior testing from an accredited laboratory to check its compatibility with the substrate material and its subsequent reliability.

This is because fireproof coatings can be of two types: intumescent and non-intumescent. Intumescent coatings are the ones that expand when exposed to heat, thereby slowing down and stopping the spread of fire. The most common type of intumescent coating is fireproof paint. On the other hand, non-intumescent coatings do not change their appearance or composition when exposed to heat, but they do hinder the spread of fire by reducing its intensity. Non-intumescent fireproof coatings are often applied on top of intumescent coatings or used as stand-alone products.

If you want to install a fireproof coating in your home or office, you need to know which type of coating will be best suited for your needs. You should also consider whether or not you need a stand-alone product or one that goes over another product already installed on your building’s walls, ceiling, floors and other surfaces.


If you are thinking about adding some extra protection to your space, Arch Painting can help you with all your fireproofing needs. Fireproofing is an important part of any building’s construction because it keeps both occupants safe from harm as well as protects against damage caused by outside factors. So what are you waiting for? Reach out to Arch today!

Wallpaper making a comeback

Why Wallpaper is Making a Comeback in Homes!

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Wallpaper has been used for centuries to decorate the walls of homes and buildings, but it fell out of fashion in the 1970s as people preferred more natural materials like wood, stone, and even fabric. However, with wallpaper’s recent resurgence, homeowners have been rethinking their decision to remove this classic decorating tool from their homes and many are now coming back to wallpaper for its unique look and easy application. Wallpaper can be used in so many ways to enhance a room’s style and function.

textured wallpaperWallpaper gives a textured, artistic look and feel to a room.

Wallpaper can add depth, texture and an artistic feel to a room.

If you’re looking for a new way to decorate your home, or if you want to update your décor, consider the wide range of patterns available in wallpaper. Wallpaper comes in all shapes and sizes: from classic stripes and plaids to geometric patterns and floral designs.

The glazed paper provides a textured surface that can be used to create a focal point or pattern in the room. This is done by choosing the right color and design for your space. The use of wallpaper allows you to make bold statements with minimal effort by simply changing one wall or part of it. It also adds depth by creating patterns that contrast with each other when they are brought together on one wall. This creates interest and makes even simple designs stand out from their surroundings.

You can use wallpaper in smaller rooms to make them look larger.

You can also use wallpaper in smaller rooms to make them look larger. For example, a pattern that mimics the view through an open window will give the room a sense of depth and width. You can also create the illusion of more space by using wallpaper with a design that mimics a door or window and door combination.

When combined with other home decorating elements, wallpaper can be an excellent way to create an illusion of space in a room that may not be as large as you’d like it to be.

Traditional wallpaperYou can give a retro or traditional room a modern update with the right wallpaper.

Wallpaper can be used to give a room a modern, contemporary feel or even a retro or traditional look. It’s all in the way that you choose it and apply it. The benefit of having wallpaper on the walls is that it adds color and personality, but without the need for painting!

Go Retro: If you’re looking for an easy way to update your walls, look no further than retro wallpaper. Retro styles can range from floral patterns to animal prints, so there’s something for everyone. If you want something more subtle, try using one color with different shades of that color throughout the pattern.

Go Traditional: Traditional designs are another great way to add personality while still keeping things simple and elegant at home. Try using an ornate patterned wallpaper.

A room that lacks windows or light can be brightened up.

Consider using wallpaper as an alternative if there aren’t any windows in a room but still want some sort of light source coming through–this option works well especially if one doesn’t have enough money left over after purchasing items such as furniture etc…

  • Larger rooms. Patterned wallpaper can make a room feel larger than it is, while light colors will do the opposite.
  • Brightness. Light colors give a room a brighter feel, while dark colors have the opposite effect.

Areas where wallpaper is making a comeback include:

  • kitchens
  • bathrooms
  • bedrooms

Wallpaper is sometimes more practical than paint for certain living situations.

Sometimes, wallpaper can be more practical than paint for certain living situations. While paint is permanent and difficult to remove, wallpaper can be removed and replaced more easily. 

Wallpaper is also easy to install—it adheres directly onto the wall and is easy to remove if you change your mind about which pattern works best in your space.

If you do decide to redecorate your home after a few years of living in it, or if you move into a new house and want to change its look entirely, wallpaper can help make decorating easier than ever before. It’s also useful for covering up imperfections in a room that may not have been properly renovated before use as well as hiding temporary or permanent problems with walls (like cracks or holes).

 Unlike paint, which requires several coats and may need to be primed first, wallpaper usually only needs one coat of adhesive paste so it will stick properly to the wall or ceiling. You can also save money on wallpaper by doing it yourself instead of hiring someone else to do it for you!

Wallpaper can be used in so many ways to enhance a room’s style and function.

Wallpaper can be used in so many ways to enhance a room’s style and function. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, adding wallpaper is an excellent way to update your room. If you’re looking to add color, wallpaper is the best way to do it! Whether you want something light or dark, traditional or modern, there are no limits when it comes to how much customization you can use on your walls.

You may be wondering why wallpaper would be better than painting? Paint will always fade over time which means that eventually it’ll have to be redone again anyways. Wallpaper does not fade because it’s made from natural fibers such as cotton and linen – making it naturally resistant against scratches and abrasions. It also helps reduce noise in addition with helping out with acoustics – perfect if you’re living in an apartment building where everyone else around sounds like they’re having loud parties all night long every weekend.


If this sounds like something that might interest you, you should have the best in the business, Arch Painting, install it for you! Wallpaper can be used to create a room with an artistic feel, brighten up dark spaces, or update old-fashioned or traditional decor. While some may still view wallpaper as an outdated home decor option, others see it as an opportunity to customize their space and make it their own.

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