“Going Green” with your project

I continue to be impressed with the quality of Faux Effects water based products.  If you are considering having any type of decorative painting done…consider the TYPE of products your contractor is using. Faux Effects has bridged the gap between oil based products and waterborne technology.

There are many hazards to using oil based products and I encourage you to do your homework before you make any final decisions. Oil based paints have been popular because it was believed they would provide a more durable finish, an oil-based (alkyd) paint is tough to beat for kitchen cabinets. But you must be willing to put up with the strong odor and solvent cleanup, along with a longer drying and curing time than you’d get if you used an ordinary water-based paint. Plus, the color of an oil-based paint may yellow over time.

Technology has evolved and now you can use water based paint with a top coat for durability.  The newer-technology waterborne acrylic enamel paint (such as Satin Impervo by Benjamin Moore) willdelivers the good flow, leveling and hardening characteristics of an oil-based paint without the odor and long drying time.  I prefer Faux Effects, they are more expensive but they are superior.  My clients have never been disappointed.

If you are considering a DYI project,50% of a successful project is the prep work.  The most difficult task of this project is degreasing, cleaning and sanding and priming.


~ by bruce on August 15, 2009.

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