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Paint and Wood Coatings for Equine Related Facilities and Structures including Horse Barns

Wood elements within equine related structures are exposed to a variety of harsh elements. Ultraviolet rays, rain, sleet, and snow all contribute to damaging exterior surfaces. Excessive moisture inside the barn can deteriorate wood finishes. Many choices will offer trade-offs with respect to durability, frequency of maintenance, ease or difficulty of application, preparation required, and […]

Choosing and Hiring a Contractor

We rarely allow a tile, carpet, or wallpaper installer to choose the quality level of the materials they install. You should choose your material, and you hire an Independent craftsman to install it. Paint, caulk and wood coatings should be no different.  Independent Paint Stores can guide you to certified or trained contractors for a […]

Protecting Wood Decking

This video discusses choosing the right product to protect and beautify a wood deck. Most reviews of wood sealers and stains rate products in a laboratory setting, and fail to consider the natural beauty of the wood. Many highly advertised deck stains appear more like a paint than a stain. Most deck staining products we […]

How to get Rid of Carpenter Bees

Bee Stop Natural Bee Deterrent AskthePainter likes Bee Stop for managing Bees and other nuisance insects.  Bee Stop is all natural, and effective.  Bee Stop is AskthePainter’s choice for deterring carpenter bees, wasps, bumblebees, and other flying insects..naturally. Bee Stop is very effective, and helps avoid some of the more unpleasant chemical alternatives. Bee Stop is used for log […]

Where can I get help with a deck stain problem?

There is no single best deck stain or sealer. The best wood protector for Texas may not perform the same in Louisiana.  I will attempt to to sort out for you among various options, and give you the power to make the best choice for the care and maintenance of your deck or wood structure. If you require more in-depth personal consultation for […]

What is the best finish for Hardwood Floors?

When choosing among the available wood finishes for new home construction, one often neglected, yet highly impacting area is hardwood floors. Most clients aren’t given adequate choices to make a valid decision on the product that they will choose to maintain their floors. Over the years, polyurethane has become by far the most common choice for […]

Belize Rosewood is Beautiful Wood

 Google Map of Belize  Belize which was formerly known as British Honduras until 1981 is an 8,867 acre plot of land located in Central America. The territory covered by Belize is slightly smaller than the state of Massachusetts (Gall 45). Mexico surrounds Belize to the north, Guatemala to the southwest and the Caribbean Sea to […]

Why is Belizean Rosewood so rare?

One of the exotic beauties of Belize is Rosewood belonging to the genus Dalbergia, highly valued and richly hued timber with brown and dark veining. Rosewood grows wild throughout Belize but is especially abundant in the southern Toledo District. The rosewood lumber is strong, dense and heavy and takes an extremely high and brilliant polish […]

Wood Finishes through History

Treatment of wood has been practiced for almost as long as the use of wood . Some accounts reach back to the beginning of recorded history. For example the Bible in Genesis, 6:13-14 “And God said unto Noah… make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within […]