INDEPENDENCE, Ohio--()--In today’s fast-paced and competitive (facilities/remodeling) industry, both contractors and property maintenance personnel want to complete work quickly and move on to the next project – with quality results every time. When it comes to tackling time-consuming wall repairs, several products can help reduce time on the job, while still providing professional results.
New Aerosol Wall Textures Provide Invisible Repair
Repairing a wall and matching the texture can take as much as two days with traditional methods. When applying wall textures with a hopper gun, contractors face detailed preparation and intense cleanup. New aerosol wall texture products, such as Pro Grade Wall Texture from Homax Products (www.HomaxProducts.com), combine the best of both worlds when it comes to application: the control of a hopper gun and the convenience of an aerosol can.
This new time-saving tool features a pressure adjustment toggle and pattern control dial to give users the choice of a broad range of orange peel and knockdown patterns for invisible repairs to precisely match existing wall textures. Self-priming, low-odor aerosol reduces application time from a traditional two-day process to only two hours. Water-based aerosol textures need two hours to dry before painting, while low odor, oil-based aerosol textures can be painted in just five minutes after application.
Self-Priming Coatings Speed Up Painting
Using a two-step painting process to cover a wall repair can be a lengthy task. With two coats, the primer has to dry before the application of a topcoat. The primer coat should, however, not be skipped because it plays a vital role in the process. It provides a stable foundation to deliver an attractive and durable finish.
There are ways to reduce the time needed to prime, while still delivering impressive end results. One such solution is self-priming paint, such as SuperPaint Interior Acrylic Latex Paint from Sherwin-Williams (www.Sherwin-Williams.com). This category of paints eliminates the need to separately prime surfaces, saving a great deal of time and money.
Professional Painting Tapes Provide Precise Lines
Wall repairs near the ceiling and around accent walls, not to mention matching stripes and patterns, can make delivering professional painting results challenging. Instead of marking an area and trying to create crisp lines using a freehand method, painters can use professional painting tapes, which allow them to achieve crisp, clean paint lines. Professional painting tape has the ability to absorb and trap liquid and can save time and money by eliminating the need for touch ups.
In an industry where time truly is money, contractors never should have to compromise quality, professional results for the sake of saving time on a job. Thanks to a number of new painting tools, they don’t have to sacrifice quality for faster results.