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Why we no longer use Sherwin Williams paint

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The Fall from Grace We used Sherwin Williams paints almost exclusively from 2010 - 2022. In 2021, we began noticing a marked change in product quality from Sherwin Williams, in their SuperPaint, Duration, and Emerald lines of paint. Our go to for years was SuperPaint, but then with Covid there was a shortage so we began using Duration. Around the summer of 2022, we noticed that both SuperPaint (when we could get it) and Duration were very watery and lumpy. We asked multiple stores in the area if Sherwin had changed the formula of the paint. The answers we received is- no. It was like they were thinning the paint to make it go farther.  The local people at the local retail stores, are among the hardest working, sincere people you will ever work with from a material supplier. Really great people! This is not their fault.  This all came to head on one job in the fall of 2022. The image below is Duration Matte and Emerald Matte 1 coat. Side by side comparison.  9/2022 I was curious however

Water Damaged Plaster Ceiling Repair, Ceiling Painters in Snyder, NY - The "Buterfly House"

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We removed the water damaged plaster from the living room ceiling. Upon removal, we discovered an active leak. So we had to stop the job, until the leak was repaired. Its a waste of our time and your money, for us to repair a ceiling that still has an active leak. Due to the design of the home, the water runs to the center of the roof, and then drains off. Its a terrible design as debris from nearby trees, collects in the center of the roof, causing water to pool and eventually leak into the living space. The homeowner shared with us a bit of history about this home in a book they have, I posted about it at the end of this post, which also shows the exterior of this home. Due to the height and size of the anticipated ceiling repair, we opted for steel scaffold on wheels. This area has been repaired multiple times over the years. After discovering water, we used every fan we had on the truck to help dry out the area. We removed the water saturated insulation and replaced it with new ins

Exterior Painters in Clarence, NY

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 We pressure washed the stucco, and then applied two full coats of paint to the same. We spayed the stucco and then back-rolled.  We plastic off anything that should not be painted. The downside to this, is you can't look out the windows for a couple of days  Learn more about our Exterior Painting Services