Five Reasons to Epoxy Your Garage

Let’s face it: many people do not give their garage the attention it deserves. When a home is new, the garage looks spotless and appealing. However, as years pass, it often becomes a dumping ground for things that don’t fit inside the house or objects we just haven’t gotten around to throwing out. Even if […]

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Is That Oil Paint on the Walls?

Oil paints used to be the dominant paint in the market however because of the toxicity problems associated with oil paint chemicals, they have fallen into disuse. In fact oil paints are no longer available except in special applications Many older homes still have the original oil painted surfaces. The newer paints in the market […]

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To Tape or Not to Tape and Which Tape to Use

While most experienced painters can free-hand their cut lines, most do-it-yourselfers will need to tape before they start a painting project to achieve clean lines. Tape should be applied on wall and ceiling edges and around trim and molding.  There are a number of different kinds of tape that are sold in stores these days […]

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When is a Good Time to Paint the Exterior Surfaces

At the City Painters, we serve the greater Toronto area and we understand how the weather in the city can fluctuate drastically year over year. Spring is normally the best time to schedule your exterior painting projects. This is because the weather is normally mild and most people are still putting their gardens together so […]

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Painting Your Doors and Trim

When most people start thinking about a painting project they tend to focus on the walls and colour scheme. It is important however that when completing a painting project that you always remember the doors and trim areas. Freshening up the paint around doors, door casings and trim will make your paint job pop.  Painting […]

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Finding The Right Roller for The Job

Using the correct roller can significantly improve the quality and reduce the time spent on your next painting project. The right roller will provide a better finish on the wall as well as reduce clean up time. When most people begin a painting project, they select the generic rollers that you can find at all […]

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The Right Tools for The Job

Choosing the right tools for a painting project can be the difference between spending an entire weekend painting one room and finishing your painting project with enough time to spend a day enjoying the sunshine. When walking into most paint supply stores, the amount of tools available to a do-it-yourself painter can seem overwhelming. Let […]

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To Prime or Not to Prime, That is The Question

Priming and area before painting can often double your work required so it’s very important to know when priming is necessary and when this step can be skipped. We have put together a list on instances where we suggest priming prior to painting to help you in the decision process. Painting over bare wood Wood […]

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