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Pratt and Lambert Helps Painters Do the Job

Pratt and Lambert Helps Painters Do the Job

Pratt and Lambert offers a wide variety of paints in several finishes and types. Choosing the right one for your painting projects can be a difficult decision, but Pratt and Lambert has a guide to help.

The interior of your home deserves special care. Family, Living, and Bed rooms can benefit from being painted with flat, velvet, eggshell, and satin finishes, providing the right protection and light reflection for these areas. Dining rooms receive the most benefit from velvet, eggshell, and satin finishes. The toughest room to paint is the bathroom, and should be finished with eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, or high gloss paints to combat the high humidity levels found in that area of the home, along with doors, windows, and furniture. Kitchens, foyers, and hallways should be painted with velvet, eggshell, satin, or semi-gloss finishes, but ceilings should be painted in matte flat paints.

No less worthy of special consideration, the exterior of your home has its own paint lines. Aluminum siding should not be painted, but many other surfaces are able to be spruced up with a fresh coat. Wood and vinyl siding should be covered with flat, eggshell, or semi-gloss finishes. Doors, garage doors, and shutters should be protected with eggshell, semi-gloss, or gloss paints for the best results.

There are times, when no matter how carefully you executed the painting project, things go wrong. To help keep professional and do it yourselfer painters happy, Pratt and Lambert has an online reference for painting problems, their causes, and the solutions so that the finished products looks great for many years to come. This library covers problems from blistering paint to sagging for interior projects and alkali resistance to wrinkling for exterior projects, and gives realistic solutions step by step.

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To help the inexperienced painter from over purchasing paint, Pratt and Lambert offers a gallon calculator. By entering in specific information such as the texture of the surface, size of the room (height, length, and width), and number of doors and windows (in standard sizes), Pratt and Lambert can predict how many gallons that room will take to completely cover, without a lot of excess to dispose of or store.