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Mac & Ernie's Painting Spring Lake NJ

Since 1984, Mac & Ernie's Painting Contractors has managed over seven thousand projects and worked with tens of thousands of trades people. His expert knowledge of the industry and his commitment to reach the highest level quality of work has earned him a outstanding reputation within the NJ/NY market.

Paint Color Consulting Spring Lake NJ

Color consultation doesn't take a lot of time, but a lot of it depends on you. A common way Spring Lake NJ color consultants charge is by the hour; some will have a minimum, so be sure to ask about how the consultant charges up front. Hourly rates can vary. To give you an idea of hours, the entire color palette for an average-size three- to four-bedroom house in about three to four hours. This time varies greatly, depending on the size of the home and how decisive the client is.

Be ready to look at choices during the first visit. The first visit will involve a walk-through of your home. "When I do the first walk-through with the clients, I'm envisioning how the color scheme will create a flow through the home," May says. "It's really hard for people to envision the whole house just looking at small paint chips."

Vision is by far our dominant sense in Spring Lake NJ – and attractive color designs engage us. But there's more to it than that. A color consultant combines color psychology, current trends, demographic statistics, and color design theories to come up with a successful informed solution. Add to that mix the science of visual and physiological effects – how color affects the human body – and you have a big picture of how color consultation works.

Interior Painting Spring Lake NJ

Have a Spring Lake NJ room that's crying for a facelift, but you aren't sure where to begin? Interior painting isn't limited to just the walls. While any room in your home may appear uninteresting and made of plain old walls, it takes just a little imagination to bring it back to life.

That's because walls are only one aspect of a room—ceilings, doors and trim can also help re-energize your living room, bedroom, or any other space.

Interior paint in Spring Lake NJ has come a long way in the 32,000 years since we started slapping it up against the sides of cave walls. That primitive mix of crushed charcoal, clay, and animal marrow has evolved into a sophisticated cocktail of pigments and resins able to resist scrubbing, stains, and mildew. 

Paint companies continue to update their formulas, making them "green" by stripping out chemicals that are unhealthy for our families and the environment, boosting colorants for more vivid hues, and adding high-tech ingredients to provide greater durability. The problem is, paint aisles are now crowded with so many choices that it's hard to decide what to buy. And unless you know what you need and where to find it, each can looks pretty much the same.

Using good painting techniques is key to achieving professional-looking results. Another tip is to use enough paint. Get into the habit of going to the paint can often. Let the paint do the work, and you'll save time and get the finish you want.

Exterior Painting Spring Lake NJ

Using a Spring Lake NJ professional painting contractor takes the stress out of painting your home. But finding the right one is an important decision that requires careful consideration.

Ideal Spring Lake NJ weather conditions for exterior home painting are 70°F and partly sunny, however paint will cure and dry at temperatures as low as 35°F. To preserve a prompt, quality result, our professional exterior painters will suspend outdoor work if there is a 50% or greater chance of rain in the forecast. We select premium paint for all jobs, however we are always willing to discuss your preferred brands.

There are a number of factors that go into picking an exterior paint color, but we find these tips critical:

• The more colors you add, the more expensive it will be. Unless you have a "grand" vision on how all those colors will work, keep it simple with a single base color and a single trim color.

• Pay attention to the neighbors. Choosing a clashing color will only cause arguments, and if your neighbors are trees, then be careful about the shade of color you use. Paint looks darker on houses in wooded lots and if you have a lot of shrubbery, avoid choosing green.

• Look at the color elements that will stay the same, including shingles and brick.

• If you live in a warm climate, bright colors will wash out with time, which can actually have a desired effect. Bright colors will stay bright longer in cooler climates, which can make your house stand out more from others in the neighborhood.

Should you have additional exterior painting questions, ask the experts at Mac & Ernie's Painting. We partner with top painting companies, like Sherwin-Williams, and Benjamin Moore who help us stay on top of the latest painting news, trends and techniques.

House Painter Spring Lake NJ

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, faux finishing saw another major revival, as wallpaper began to fall out of fashion in Spring Lake NJ. At this point, faux painting became extremely popular in home environments, with high-end homes leading the trend. While it can be quite expensive to hire a professional faux finisher, many faux painting methods are simple enough for a beginning home owner to create with a little instruction. People are also attracted to the simplicity of changing a faux finish, as it can be easily painted over compared with the trouble of removing wallpaper.

In Spring Lake NJ modern day faux finishing, there are two major materials/processes used. Glaze work involves using a translucent mixture of paint and glaze applied with a brush, roller, rag, or sponge, and often mimics textures, but it is always smooth to the touch. Plaster work can be done with tinted plasters, or washed over with earth pigments, and is generally applied with a trowel or spatula. The finished result can be either flat to the touch or textured.

  • Marbleizing or faux marbling is used to make walls and furniture look like real marble. This can be done using either plaster or glaze techniques.
  • Fresco is a simple technique, uses mixtures of tint and joint compound to add mottled color and subtle texture to plain walls,
  • Graining, wood graining, or faux bois (French for "fake wood") is often used to imitate exotic or hard-to-find wood varieties.
  • Trompe l'oeil, "fool the eye" in French, is a realistic painting technique often used in murals, and to create architectural details as well as depth and 3 dimensionality.
  • Venetian plaster is a smooth and often shiny plaster design that appears textured but is smooth to the touch. Venetian plaster is one of the most popular and traditional plaster decorations. Authentic Venetian Plaster is made from marble dust and ground up limestone.
  • Color wash is a free-form finish that creates subtle variations of color using multiple hues of glaze blended together with a paint brush.
  • Strié, from the French for "stripe" or "streak", is a glazing technique that creates soft thin streaks of color using a paint brush. It is a technique often used to simulate fabrics such as linen and denim.
  • Rag painting or ragging is a glazing technique using twisted or bunched up rags to create a textural pattern.
  • Sponging is a free-form finish achieved by applying glaze to the wall by dabbing a sea sponge, in various shapes to achieve either simple design (resembling the wall papers) and more sophisticated ones.

Faux painting or faux finishing are terms used to describe a decorative paint finishes that replicate the appearance of materials such as marble, wood or stone. The term comes from the French word faux, meaning false, as these techniques started as a form of replicating materials such as marble and wood with paint, but has subsequently come to encompass many other decorative finishes for walls and furniture including simulating recognisable textures and surfaces.

Wood Staining Spring Lake NJ

wood stain in Spring Lake NJ consists of a colorant suspended or dissolved in an agent or solvent. The suspension agent can be water, alcohol, petroleum distillate, or the actual finishing agent (shellaclacquervarnishpolyurethane, etc.). Colored or 'stained' finishes, like polyurethane, do not penetrate the pores of the wood to any significant degree and will disappear when the finish itself deteriorates or is removed intentionally.

Pigments and dyes are largely used as colorants. The difference between the two is in the size of the particles. Dyes are microscopic crystals that dissolve in the vehicle and pigments are suspended in the vehicle and are much larger. Dyes will color very fine grained wood, like cherry or maple, which pigments will not. Those fine-grained woods have pores too small for pigments to attach themselves to. Pigments contain a binder to help attach themselves to the wood.

The Spring Lake NJ type of stain will either accentuate or obscure the wood grain. Most commercial stains contain both dye and pigment and the degree to which they stain the appropriate wood is mostly dependent on the length of time they are left on the wood. Pigments, regardless of the suspension agent, will not give much color to very dense woods but will deeply color woods with large pores (e.g. pine). Dyes are translucent and pigments are opaque.

Gel stains are more akin to paint and have little penetrating ability.

The initial application of any paint or varnish is similarly absorbed into the substrate, but because stains contain lower amounts of binder, the binder from a stain resides mainly below the surface while the pigment remains near the top or at the surface. Stains that employ metallic pigments such as iron oxides usually are more opaque; first because metallic pigments are opaque by nature, but also because the particles of which they consist are much larger than organic pigments and therefore do not penetrate as well. Most wood stains for interior uses (e.g. floors and furniture) require further application of varnish or finish for protection and gloss. Stains are differentiated from varnishes in that the latter has no added colour or pigment and is designed to form a surface film. Some products are marketed as a combination of stain and varnish.

There are special consideration when cleaning stained wood. One of the most common stains is water stains on stained wood. Techniques to remove the water stains have been documented that use a hot iron to remove the water stain.

Special caution should be used when trying to remove stains from a stained wood to avoid damaging the original stain. This is especially important with antiques.

Decorative Molding Spring Lake NJ

Molding, or moulding (Spring Lake NJ), also known as coving (UK, Australia) is a strip of material with various profiles used to cover transitions between surfaces or for decoration. It is traditionally made from solid milled wood or plaster but may be made from plastic or reformed wood. In classical architecture and sculpture, the molding is often carved in marble or other stones.

A "sprung" molding has bevelled edges that allow mounting between two non-parallel planes (such as a wall and a ceiling). Other types of molding are referred to as "plain".

At their simplest, moldings are a means of applying light and dark shaded stripes to a structural objects without having to change the material or apply pigments. The contrast of dark and light areas gives definition to the object.

Imagine the vertical surface of a wall lit by sunlight at an angle of about 45 degrees above the wall. Adding a small overhanging horizontal molding to the surface of the wall will introduce a dark horizontal shadow below the molding, which in consequence is called a fillet molding. Adding a vertical fillet to a horizontal surface will create a light vertical shadow. Graded shadows are possible by using moldings in different shapes: the concave cavetto molding produces a horizontal shadow that is darker at the top and lighter at the bottom; an ovolo (convex) molding makes a shadow that is lighter at the top and darker at the bottom. Other varieties of concave molding are the scotia and congé and other convex moldings the echinus, the torus and the astragal.

Placing an ovolo directly above a cavetto forms a smooth 's' shaped curve with vertical ends that is called an ogee or cyma reversamolding. Its shadow appears as a band light at the top and bottom but dark in the interior. Similarly, a cavetto above an ovolo forms an 's' with horizontal ends, called a cyma or cyma recta. Its shadow shows two dark bands with a light interior.

Together the basic elements and their variants form a decorative vocabulary that can be assembled and rearranged in endless combinations. This vocabulary is at the core of both Classical architecture and Gothic architecture.

Decorative moldings have been made of woodstone and cement. Recently moldings made of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) as a core with a cement-based protective coating have become popular. These moldings have environmental, health and safety concerns that were investigated by Doroudiani et al.

The use of decorative molding in your Spring Lake NJ home can have dramatic results and actually change the character of your NJ home. Spring Lake NJ Molding options might include crown molding, door and window trim, chair rails and plate rails and wainscot and wall panels. There are many reasons to add molding to your home’s interior and just as many ways to use molding.

There are a variety of common moldings:

  • Astragal — semi-circular molding attached to one of a pair of especially fire doors to cover the air gap where the doors meet
  • Baguette — Thin, half-round molding, smaller than an astragal, sometimes carved, and enriched with foliagespearls,ribbandslaurels, etc. When enriched with ornaments, it was also called chapelet.
  • Bandelet — Any little band or flat molding, which crowns a Doric architrave. It is also called a tenia.
  • Baseboard, "base molding" or "skirting board" — used to conceal the junction of an interior wall and floor, to protect the wall from impacts and to add decorative features. A "speed base" makes use of a base "cap molding" set on top of a plain 1" thick board, however there are hundreds of baseboard profiles.
  • Baton — see Torus
  • Batten or board and batten — a symmetrical molding that is placed across a joint where two parallel panels or boards meet
  • Bead molding — narrow, half-round convex molding, when repeated forms reeding
  • Beading or bead — molding in the form of a row of half spherical beads, larger than pearling
    • Other forms: Bead and leaf, bead and reel, bead and spindle
  • Beak — Small fillet molding left on the edge of a larmier, which forms a canal, and makes a kind of pendant. See also: chin-beak
  • Bed molding — a narrow molding used at the junction of a wall and ceiling. Bed moldings can be either sprung or plain.
  • Bolection — a molding which is raised, projecting proud of the face frame. It is located at the intersection of the different surface levels between the frame and inset panel on a door or wood panel. It will sometimes have a rebate (or rabbet) at the back, the depth of the difference in levels, so that it can lay over the front of both the face frame and the inset panel and can in some instances thus give more space to nail the molding to the frame, leaving the inset panel free to expand or contract in varying climates, as timber is prone to do.
  • Cable molding or ropework — Convex molding carved in imitation of a twisted rope or cord, and used for decorative moldings of the Romanesque style in England, France and Spain and adapted for 18th century silver and furniture design (Thomas Sheraton)
  • Cabled fluting or cable — Convex circular molding sunk in the concave fluting of a classic column, and rising about one-third of the height of the shaft
  • Casing — Final trim or finished frame around the top, and both sides of a door or window opening
  • Cartouche (French) escutcheon) — framed panel in the form of a scroll with an inscribed centre, or surrounded by compound moldings decorated with floral motifs
  • Cavetto — (Italian) cavare: "to hollow", concave, quarter-round molding sometimes employed in the place of the cymatium of a cornice, as in the Doric order of thetheatre of Marcellus. It forms the crowning feature of the Egyptian temples, and took the place of the cymatium in many of the Etruscan temples.
  • Chair rail — horizontal molding placed part way up a wall to protect the surface from chair-backs, and used simply as decoration
  • Chamfer — bevelled edge connecting two adjacent surfaces
  • Chin-beak — Concave quarter-round molding. There are few examples of this in ancient buildings, but is common in more recent times.
  • Colonial — “Colonial” mouldings are very widely used in various places and has been around for very long time. This profile can be called “classic” as well since most of houses have it already build into kitchens, fireplaces, furniture, door and windows headers, columns and so on.
  • Corner guard — Used to protect the edge of the wall at an outside corner, or to cover a joint on an inside corner.
  • Cove molding or Coving — a concave-profile molding that is used at the junction of an interior wall and ceiling.
  • Crown molding — a wide, sprung molding that is used at the junction of an interior wall and ceiling. General term for any molding at the top or "crowning" an architectural element.
  • Cyma — molding of double curvature, combining the convex ovolo and concave cavetto. When the concave part is uppermost, it is called a cyma recta but if the convex portion is at the top, it is called a Cyma reversa — The crowning molding at the entablature is of the cyma form, it is called a cymatium.
  • Dentils — Small blocks spaced evenly along the bottom edge of the cornice
  • Drip cap — this is placed over a door or window opening to prevent water from flowing under the siding or across the glass
  • Echinus — Similar to the ovolo molding and found beneath the abacus of the Doric capital or decorated with the egg-and-dart pattern below the Ionic capital
  • Egg-and-dart — One of the most widely used classical moldings with egg shapes alternating with V-shapes and known from Ancient Greek temples (Erechtheion).
    • Also: Egg and tongue, egg and anchor, egg and star
  • Fillet — small, flat band separating two surfaces, or between the flutes of a column
  • Fluting — Vertical, half-round grooves cut into the surface of a column in regular intervals, each separated by a flat astragal. This ornament was used for all but theTuscan order
  • Godroon or Gadroon — Ornamental band with the appearance of beading or reeding, especially frequent in silverwork and molding. It comes from the Latin wordGuttus, meaning flask. It is said to be derived from raised work on linen, applied in France to varieties of the, bead and reel, in which the bead is often carved with ornament. In England the term is constantly used by auctioneers to describe the raised convex decorations under the bowl of stone or terracotta vases. The godroons radiate from the vertical support of the vase and rise half-way up the bowl.
    • Also: Gadrooning, lobed decoration, (k)nukked decoration, thumb molding
  • Guilloche — Interlocking curved bands in a repeating pattern often forming circles enriched with rosettes and found in Assyrian ornament, classical and Renaissance architecture.
  • Keel molding — with a sharp edge, resembling in cross-section the keel of a ship. It is common in the Early English and Decorated styles.
  • Ovolo — Simple, convex quarter-round molding that can also be enriched with the egg-and-dart or other pattern 
  • Neck molding
  • Picture rail — Functional molding installed 7–9 feet above the floor from which framed pictures and paintings are hung using picture wire and picture rail hooks. Primarily seen in older homes with plaster walls, as hammering in nails to hang pictures would damage the plaster. Furthermore, the plaster may not be strong enough to support a picture.
  • Rosette — Circular, floral decorative element found in Mesopotamian design and early Greek stele. Part of revival styles in architecture since the Renaissance.
  • Scotia — Concave molding with a lower edge projecting beyond the top and so used at the base of columns as a transition between two torus moldings with different diameters
  • Screen molding — this is a small molding that is used to hide the area where a screen is attached to the frame.
  • Shoe moldingtoe molding or quarter-round — often used at the bottom of the baseboard to cover a small gap or uneven edge between the flooring and the baseboard.
  • Strapwork - Popular in England in 16th & 17th. centuries, used in plaster on ceilings, also sculpted in stone on exterior of buildings, e.g. around entrance doors. Also carved in wood, and used for topiary designs for parterres. Imitates thick lengths of leather straps applied to a surface to produce pattern of ribs in connected circles, squares, scrolls, lozenges etc.
  • Torus — Convex, semi-circular molding, larger than an astragal, often at the base of a column, which may be enriched with leaves or plaiting.
  • Trim molding — A general term used for moldings that are used to create added detail or cover up gaps. They can include corner moldings, cove moldings, rope moldings, quarter rounds, and accent moldings.

Skim Coating Spring Lake NJ

Drywall screws heads have a curved taper, which allows them to self-pilot and install rapidly without punching through the paper cover. These screws are set slightly into the drywall. Screws for hanging drywall on wood framing have an acute point and widely spaced threads. Screws for light-gauge steel framing have an acute point and finely spaced threads. If the steel framing is heavier than 20-gaugeself-tapping screws with finely spaced threads must be used. In some applications, the drywall may be attached to the wall with adhesives.

After the sheets are secured to the wall studs or ceiling joists, the installer concealls the seams between drywall sheets with joint tape and several layers of joint compound (sometimes called mud). This compound is also applied to any screw holes or defects. The compound is allowed to air dry then typically sanded smooth before painting. Alternatively, for a better finish, the entire wall may be given a skim coat, a thin layer (about 1 mm or 1/16 inch) of finishing compound, to minimize the visual differences between the paper and mudded areas after painting.

Another similar skim coating is always done in a process called veneer plastering, although it is done slightly thicker (about 2 mm or 1/8 inch). Veneering uses a slightly different specialized setting compound ("finish plaster") that contains gypsum and lime putty. This application uses blueboard, which has special treated paper to accelerate the setting of the gypsum plaster component. This setting has far less shrinkage than the air-dry compounds normally used in drywall, so it only requires one coat. Blueboard also has square edges rather than the tapered-edge drywall boards. The tapered drywall boards are used to countersink the tape in taped jointing whereas the tape in veneer plastering is buried beneath a level surface. One coat veneer plaster over dry board is an intermediate style step between full multi-coat "wet" plaster and the limited joint-treatment-only given "dry" wall.

Skim coating is a texturing technique used to make a wall smooth in Spring Lake NJ. Drywallers use this technique to hide an imperfect taping job, to give the wall a plaster-like appearance and in situations when only the smoothest surface will do. Skim coating is the only way to achieve a level 5 drywall finish, which a number of trade associations, including the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, recommend for areas of bright or critical lighting.

Finish levels 0, 1 and 2, as defined by a Gypsum Association document, are appropriate for areas hidden from view, such as attics, garages and unfinished storage spaces. A level 3 wall needs a heavy coat of texture to hide the taped seams, and a level 4 wall is one that has flat seams and will appear flat when properly painted. A level 5 wall can withstand close scrutiny under a variety of lighting sources and appear flat, with no visible evidence of seams or fasteners. The only way to achieve this is by coating the wall with a thin layer of joint compound.

You can skim coat with mud that has the same consistency as that you use for taping, but some finishers prefer to thin it slightly with water. The process is simple, but it takes practice to do correctly. You trowel the mud on with a drywall knife or roll it with a roller and then immediately scrape the wall with the knife, leaving only a smooth layer behind. Skim coating works best if done in thin layers, so if the wall is lumpy or has an existing rough texture, it may take more than one skim coat to flatten it.

Skim coating can be a time-consuming process, and it isn't always necessary. It's especially desirable in areas of critical lighting, such as the upper parts of walls under a skylight or a hallway with a light source that shines obliquely on the walls. It's also good to skim coat if you paint the walls with a gloss or semigloss paint, because reflective paint tends to exaggerate defects. Because a skim coat is a type of texture, you normally don't need one if you're applying a different type of texture, such as a knockdown or eggshell.

Because you deposit a thin layer of joint compound on the wall when you skim coat, it's important to prime before you paint. The primer contains a sizing agent -- usually polyvinyl acetate -- to seal the porous material and provide better adhesion for the topcoat. Allow the skim coat to dry and sand it lightly with a pole sander and 120-grit paper before priming. The sandpaper knocks down tool marks, ridges and other defects left after skim coating. You can often improve coverage of the topcoat by tinting the primer in the direction of the final color.

Custom Cabinet Refinishing Spring Lake NJ

cabinet is a Spring Lake NJ box-shaped piece of furniture with doors or drawers for storing miscellaneous items. Some cabinets stand alone while others are built into a wall or are attached to it like a medicine cabinet. Cabinets are typically made of wood or, now increasingly, of synthetic materials. Commercial grade cabinets, which differ in the materials used, are called casework.

Cabinets usually have one or more doors on the front, which are mounted with door hardware, and occasionally a lock. Many cabinets have doors and drawers or only drawers. Short cabinets often have a finished surface on top that can be used for display, or as a working surface, such as the countertops found in kitchens.

A cabinet intended for clothing storage is usually called a wardrobe or an armoire, or a closet if built in.

The fundamental focus of the cabinet maker is the production of cabinetry. Although the cabinet maker may also be required to produce items that would not be recognized as cabinets, the same skills and techniques apply.

A Spring Lake NJ cabinet may be built-in or free-standing. A built-in cabinet is usually custom made for a particular situation and it is fixed into position, on a floor, against a wall, or framed in an opening. For example modern kitchens are examples of built-in cabinetry. Free-standing cabinets are more commonly available as off-the-shelf items and can be moved from place to place if required. Cabinets may be wall hung or suspended from the ceiling.

Cabinets may have a face frame or may be of frameless construction (also known as European or euro-style). Face frame cabinets have a supporting frame attached to the front of the cabinet box. This face frame is usually 1½ inches in width. Mounted on the cabinet frame is the cabinet door. In contrast, frameless cabinet have no such supporting front face frame, the cabinet doors attach directly to the sides of the cabinet box. The box’s side, bottom and top panels are usually 5/8 to 3/4 inches thick, with the door overlaying all but 1/16 inch of the box edge. Modern cabinetry is often frameless and is typically constructed from man-made sheet materials, such asplywoodchipboard or MDF. The visible surfaces of these materials are usually clad in a timber veneer, plastic laminate, or other material. They may also be painted.

If your existing cabinets are not in good shape or you wish to change the layout of your kitchen, our custom made cabinets may be the best option for you.

Cabinet doors may feature a variety of materials such as wood, metal, or glass. Wood may be solid wood ("breadboard" construction) or engineered wood, or may be mixed (e.g., engineered wood panel in a solid wood frame)

  • Frames. In the U.S. solid wood frame and panel construction, using either mortise and tenon or cope and stick jointed frames, is traditional, with maple, cherry, oak, birch, and hickory among the most commonly used species. Mortise-and-tenon frames, with their greater strength and permanence, are more costly to produce and less commonly used as compared to cope-and-stick frames. As an alternative, miter joint frames, which may be identifiable by face-surface relief that follows continuously around the frame, have become popular. Miter-jointed frames typically employ embedded metal fasteners to secure frames elements (stiles and rails) cut at a 45° angle. Captured within frames, panels may be either solid or veneered engineered wood (either particle board or medium density fiberboard). Laminates, including those designed to resemble hardwood, can typically be identified by a more rounded appearance associated with the minimum bending radii necessarily entailed by the manufacturing process of applying laminate to an underlying substrate. By comparison, solid surfaces, and solid hardwoods in particular, can be milled with more sharply defined corners, edges, or grooves on either a panel or frame.
  • Panels. Panels used in frame-and-panel kitchen cabinet doors may be fashioned either of solid wood or covered by paint, veneer, or laminate in which case they are fashioned of engineered wood. The panels are typically not fastened with glue or nails but rather "float" within the frame to accommodate seasonal expansion or contraction of the wood frame.
  • Solid-door construction. Doors may be fabricated of solid material, either engineered wood (particle board or medium-density fiberboard, but not typically plywood) or solid wood. Engineered wood panels may either be used as slabs or may be shaped to resemble frame-and-panel construction. In either case, engineered wood panels are generally painted, veneered, or laminated. Solid wood panels are typically formed of multiple boards of the selected wood species, jointed together using glue and may either be painted or finished. Solid wood construction offers the possibility of refinishing in case of damage or wear.
  • Decorative panels. Cabinet doors panels can be used decoratively on cabinet sides, where exposed, for a more finished appearance.
  • Glass door construction options. Doors may have glass windows constructed of muntins and mullions holding glass panels (as in exterior windows). Other designs either mimic the divided-light look of muntins and mullions with overlays, or may dispense with them altogether. Cabinets using glass doors sometimes use glass shelves and interior lighting from the top of a cabinet. A glass shelf allows light to reach throughout a cabinet. For a special display effect, the interior rear of a cabinet may be covered with a mirrors to further distribute light.

Repaint House Spring Lake NJ

When should I repaint my Spring Lake NJ home? Is a popular question that a lot of people will find themselves asking when they own a home.

Below are some tips you may find helpful when inspecting your homes paint condition, and can help you in making your decision to help you keep  you home looking good.

If your homes exterior is peeling, or faded you know that it is time to call a paint contractor, but if you look at your house and it’s hard to see very much damage, decay , and other such problems the question is harder to answer - making  it even more important to have someone that really knows what to look for.

When your house was first built, the builder most likely sprayed one coat of paint on the exterior.  This is usually because most of the building materials come with a primer already on the siding and trim,thats only there to keep the lumber from twisting  and warping as it sits in the lumber yard.  This saves the builder some money, but does not do you very much good.

That said, within five years you will need to repaint your house. The siding will not show as much peeling as the trim, so if you don’t at least paint the trim in the first five years the trim will start to decay. The problem with just painting the trim is you still have to get a ladder and go all around the house and paint. For the average home it can be as much as 40% of the cost of a total repaint, so unless you have a lot of time on your hands, you will get a bigger bang for your buck to go ahead and have a qualified house painter repaint your home.

I had a Spring Lake NJ house built a few years ago and within three years I repainted it. This was much easier at this time because the house was still in good shape, and that made the prep work go very fast.

After painting the house, it looked much better because I painted it before it really needed a lot of patching and the boards had not become too rough from damage.Every day that you hold off without repainting your home means that you will be spending more time doing prep work. Prep work is the biggest part of total price of repainting, and also the most work.

Modern building materials do not hold up as good as the solid wood construction we had up until the sixties.Materials such as T-111 and the new pre- primed spruce wood trims that you see on most new houses need a constant  paint barrier from the weather or there will be too much swelling and contraction in the wood which leads to breaking even more of the paint coating.

Long story short is that  painting your house at the right time is very important if you want to keep your house looking young. It's almost impossible to bring that youthfull look back if you wait too late. We see homes every day that are just wasting away because the homeowner doesn’t realize the point when it’s getting too late to repaint.

Location matters when you're buying a home; you look at the neighborhood, the proximity to good schools and to work, and whether or not it's close to the things you enjoy doing. Don't underestimate the importance of curb appeal, whether you're in the market to sell your house or not. The condition of your yard as well as the condition of the exterior of your home are your home's first impression to anyone who happens by it; and while you may be all buttoned up when it comes to the state of affairs of your front yard foliage, maintaining the exterior paint on your home may be a different story.

Some professionals will tell you you'll need to repaint the exterior of your home in as little as 4 to 6 years to keep it looking good; others will give you as many as 15 years before the work needs to be done. Painting your home can cost a pretty penny, so just how accurate are those estimates? Low or high, they may all be true. While many homes may not need to be repainted more than once a decade, you're (probably) not being given bunk advice if yours seems to need it in half that time. So what gives?

Wallpaper Removal Spring Lake NJ

The simplest Spring Lake NJ removal option is to brush the paper with water. Water soaks through the paper and saturates the glue, allowing the paper to be peeled off.

This does not work well with non-peelable vinyls, as vinyl is not porous. Nevertheless it is still effective on many modern papers.

A mixture of 3:1 or 1:1 water and white vinegar is effective at dissolving glues. If the wallpaper is scored or sanded with a 20 grit floor sanding pad to scratch the surface solution uptake will be more effective.

Chemical wallpaper stripper can be purchased at most paint or home improvement stores. It is mixed with warm water or a mixture of warm water and vinegar, then sprayed onto wall surfaces. Several applications may be required to saturate the existing wallpaper. Perforation can aid in the absorption of the mixture and lead to faster removal. After the mixture has dissolved the wallpaper paste, the wallpaper can be removed easily by pulling at the edges and with the aid of a putty or drywall knife.

Another method of removal is to apply steam to wallpaper in order to dissolve the wallpaper paste. A wallpaper steamer consists of a reservoir of water, an electric heating element, and a hose to direct the steam at the wallpaper. The steam dissolves the wallpaper paste, allowing the wallpaper to be peeled off. However, care must be taken to prevent damage to the drywall underneath. Sometimes steaming can lead to the crumbling of underlying drywall or plaster, leaving an uneven surface to be repaired.

Wallpaper is a kind of material used in Spring Lake NJ to cover and decorate the interior walls of homes, offices, cafes, government buildings, museums, post offices, and other buildings; it is one aspect of interior decoration. It is usually sold in rolls and is put onto a wall using wallpaper paste. Wallpapers can come plain as "lining paper" (so that it can be painted or used to help cover uneven surfaces and minor wall defects thus giving a better surface), textured (such as Anaglypta), with a regular repeating pattern design, or, much less commonly today, with a single non-repeating large design carried over a set of sheets.

Wallpaper printing techniques include surface printinggravure printing, silk screen-printingrotary printing, and digital printing. Wallpaper is made in long rolls, which are hung vertically on a wall. Patterned wallpapers are designed so that the pattern "repeats", and thus pieces cut from the same roll can be hung next to each other so as to continue the pattern without it being easy to see where the join between two pieces occurs. In the case of large complex patterns of images this is normally achieved by starting the second piece halfway into the length of the repeat, so that if the pattern going down the roll repeats after 24 inches the next piece sideways is cut from the roll to begin 12 inches down the pattern from the first. The number of times the pattern repeats horizontally across a roll does not matter for this purpose. A single pattern can be issued in several different colorways.

Mac & Ernie's Painting has served Manalapan, NJ and more areas with top of the line assurance and customer satisfaction for many years. Placing an emphasis on going beyond the expectations of our clients, we strive to deliver the best results, in Manalapan, NJ or anywhere else. As a dedicated company, we understand the importance of being prompt, precise as well as efficient in terms of our services moreover; as members of the community we understand the sensitivity that goes into working in another individual's in Manalapan, NJ. Respect and courtesy are instilled within each and every one of our staff.

Commercial Painting Contractor Spring Lake NJ

Historically, the Spring Lake NJ painter was responsible for the mixing of the paint; keeping a ready supply of pigmentsoilsthinners and driers. The painter would use his experience to determine a suitable mixture depending on the nature of the job. In modern times, the painter is primarily responsible for preparation of the surface to be painted, such as patching holes in drywall, using masking tape and other protection on surfaces not to be painted, applying the paint and then cleaning up.

Larger Spring Lake NJ firms operating within the trade were generally capable of performing many painting or decoration services, from creating an accent wall to sign writing, to the gilding of objects or the finishing or refinishing of furniture.

More recently, professional painters are responsible for all preparation prior to painting. All scraping, sandingwallpaperremoval, caulking, drywall or wood repair, patching, stain removal, filling nail holes or any defects with plaster or putty, cleaning, taping, preparation and priming are considered to be done by the professional contracted painter.

Before repainting, surfaces are usually cleaned with sugar soap(in Commonwealth countries) which usually contains sodium carbonatesodium phosphate, and sometimes sodium silicateas an abrasive, though formulations vary. In the U.S.A. a similar compound known as TSP is used but some modern formulations do not contain phosphates due to environmental concerns.

Professional painters need to have keen knowledge of tools of the trade, including sandersscraperspaint sprayersbrushespaint rollersladders and scaffolding, in addition to just the paint in order to correctly complete work. Much preparation needs to be considered before simply applying paint. For instance, taping and dropcloth techniques, sizes of brushes or rollers, material types or dimensions of rollers or brushes (there are different sizes or types of brushes and rollers for different paints), amount of paint, number of paint coats, amount of primer, types of primers and paints, certain grits and cuts of sandpaper, trim cutting (the act of painting with a brush on the outline of baseboard, mouldings and other trim work), wallpaper removal, and nail-hole filling techniques. Today many painters are attempting to break into the field offaux painting, allowing them more creativity and access to a higher end customer base.

In 2009 the National Institute of Painting and Decorating (NIPD) created the GreenPainters program, an initiative for improving the sustainability of the trade. This program has been successfully run in Australia and the US. In 2013 NIPD also created the first on-line training system for the industry, allowing painters to learn the trade on-line anywhere in the world.

The modern composition of paints results in latex formulations, which are water-soluble paints derived from petroleum or polymer components. These are widely used for exterior as well as interior. This formulation reduces post-painting cleanup and reduces the smells associated with oil-based paints, which may be composed of either natural, traditional oils or modern, synthetic ones. Computerized paint scanners formulate new paints to match the often faded colour of existing paints. Many chain stores offer colour-matching service.

Modern paints are available in various specialized formulations that can be fade resistant, chip resistant, odor-free, antibiotic to resist mould and fungi growth, etc.

Modern paints also are available in low- to no- (zero) volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These paints are safer for the environment and have little or no odor.

For surfaces where a very smooth surface is desired, most retailers carry inexpensive chemicals that can be added to paints to better make the paint flow or lay flat. Such additives are preferable to thinning paint, which can change some of the paint's characteristics.

For the layman, the most confusing element is primer and priming surfaces. For surfaces such as wood, paint alone is too thick and will be on the surface, but not adhere well, resulting in flaking. Primer is a thin paint solution, or even a specialized liquid colour-coordinated to support the finish coat, which penetrates into the pores of wood, and allows the finish coat to adhere to the underlying primer.

Priming also results in less paint being needed. For unpainted wood, most laymen expect to apply two coats of paint. However, one coat of inexpensive primer and then a finish coat is much less expensive. This, however, does not protect the painted surface as well. Primer, when it dries, has a flat finish and its purpose is for adhesion. Top coats, however, are to seal and protect the surface whether it be wood, metal, drywalls, etc.

For metal surfaces, primer may involve special characteristics to resist corrosion, prevent impact chipping or improve adhesion of the finish coat.

Especially for problem paint jobs, such as new work, fungal presence or peeling paint, most professional paint retailers offer free consulting services. When their instructions and materials are used, guarantees of five years to lifetime are available as to adhesion, waterproofing, etc. of the finished paint job.

Residential Painting Contractor Spring Lake NJ

We are the most dependable house painting company in the Manalapan area. Mac & Ernie's Painters of Central, NJ has painted hundreds of homes in the area. You can count on us for quality residential painting work that will be completed on budget and on schedule every time. We will also invite you to inspect our work once we have finished our own inspections. Mac & Ernie's Painters of Central, NJ's painting contractors are dependable, organized, and friendly.

Getting Your House Ready For Painting 

Prior to beginning your job, we ask that you move your furniture to the middle of the room and remove any valuables from the work area. Let us know if you have heavy or large furniture pieces and we can arrange to have a professional move them out of the project area.

At Mac N; Ernies, we pride ourselves on our neatness and attention to detail. We'll cover your furnishings and floors with clean sheeting and drop cloths.

The ground brush, also known as a pound brush, was a round or elliptical brush bound by wirecord or metal. They were generally heavy to use, and required considerable usage to break them in. These brushes were predominantly used in the days before modern paint manufacturing techniques; hand-mixed paints requiring more working to create the finish. These brushes still have use in applying primer, as they are useful in working the primer into the grain of the wood. Pound brushes required an even breaking in to create even bevel on both sides of the brush, minimising the formation of a point which would render the brush useless.[2] Sash tools were smaller brushes, similar to a ground brush, and used mainly for cutting in sash or glazing bars found on windows.

Sash tools and ground brushes generally required bridling before use, and a painter's efficiency in this skill was generally used as a guide to their overall ability. Both these brushes have largely been superseded by the modern varnish brush. Varnish brushes are the most common flat brushes available today and are used for painting as well as varnishing. Brushes intended for varnishing typically have a bevelled edge.

Distemper brushes, used for applying distemper, an early form of whitewash, were best made of pure bristle and bound by copper bands to prevent rust damage. Styles differed across the world, with flat nailed brushes popular in Northern England, a two-knot brush (a brush with two ovular heads) popular in Southern England, and three-knot brushes or flat-head brushes preferred elsewhere. In the United States, distemper brushes were known as calcimine, kalsomine or calsomine brushes, each term being the U.S. variant of whitewash.

Fitches are smaller brushes, either ovular or flat and one inch wide, that are used in fine work such as to pick out the detail on a painted moulding. Stipplers come in various shapes and sizes and are used to apply paint with a stippled effect. A duster or jamb brush was used to dust the area to be painted before work commenced.Stencil brushes, similar in style to a shaving brush, were used for the purpose of stencilling walls or in the creation of hand-made wallpapers.[2]

Brushes are best stored in a purpose-made brush keeper, a box on which a wire could be suspended. The wire would be threaded through the hole in a brush's handle so as to suspend the brush in a cleaning solution without allowing the brush to sit on the bottom of the container and thus cause spreading of the bristles. The solution would also prevent hardening of the brushes and oxidization. These were generally rectangular and stored several brushes. A lid would enclose the brushes and keep them free from dust.

If brushes are cleaned after use, they can last for years. Since most modern exterior and interior paints are latex-based, cleaning the brushes after use with hot soapy water and a toothbrush can remove all traces of paint. Oil-based paints are normally cleaned with a natural or synthetic solvent such as mineral spirits, again using a toothbrush to remove all traces of paint. Metal "combs" are used to penetrate into the bristles of a brush to remove drying paint.

Although paints are now available in no-drip containers to pour paint into trays for roller application, most paints are sold in metal gallon or quart cans. For large jobs, paints come in 5-gallon containers.

For metal cans, a large diameter nail or punch is used to make drain holes in the lip of the can. The holes allow paint to return into the can. The lid can then be reattached correctly and removed later. Without the drain holes, paint will accumulate in the lip, and act as an adhesive, preventing the lid from being easily removed later. Closing a lid with paint in the lip can also result in paint travelling 15-feet or more horizontally.

The air in partly filled paint cans forms over time a dried surface film. To prevent development of film, prior to closing a latex paint container add a small amount of distilled (or tap) water that will remain on the top and prevent drying. For oil-based paints, use the solvent recommended for brush cleaning. When the container is reopened, stir the water/solvent into the paint before using.

Drop cloths, brown painter's paper, dust-sheets, paint sheets, paint tarpaulins or plastic protection films are used to protect nearby surfaces that are not being painted.

Masking tape can be used to define the line between the painted and unpainted surface, as well as to hold protection materials in place. Masking tape is available in several categories. The classic tape is a high adhesive. However, it can damage the underlying surface when removed, and the longer it is in place, the greater the risk of damage.

Modern delay removal tape prevents damaging the taped surface. "Delicate" tape has about 40% the adhesion of traditional tape, and can remain on a surface for up to 30-days without creating damage.

The less adhesive tapes should be used especially when tape is applied to new work. Depending on the paint composition, "dry" paint may still be soft and easily damaged for 30 days or more.

Industrial Painting Contractor Spring Lake NJ

Mac & Ernie's is a service-oriented company offering a full range of industrial coating and lining applications, scaffolding, insulation, lead abatement, fireproofing, consulting and NACE inspection services. We are an industry leader in shutdowns and turnarounds, completing our work on time so you can get on with yours. 

With over 30 years of experience under our belts and through family, we have earned a reputation for performing quality work, safely and at the best value. Our stability and financial strength ensure that your project is completed effectively and efficiently.

What's more, our experience with a broad array of industries means better solutions for you. We've worked in every major industrial environment, including petrochemical, pulp and paper, food processing, electronics, manufacturing, and power generation, as well as on numerous bridges, stadiums, and other structures such as airports and car dealerships. 

Industry is the production of a good or service within an economy. Manufacturing industry became a key sector of production and labour in European and North American countries during the Industrial Revolution, upsetting previousmercantile and feudal economies. This occurred through many successive rapid advances in technology, such as the production of steel and coal.

Following the Industrial Revolution, perhaps a third of the world's economic output is derived from manufacturing industries. Many developed countries and many developing/semi-developed countries (People's Republic of China, India etc.) depend significantly on manufacturing industry. Industries, the countries they reside in, and the economies of those countries are interlinked in a complex web of interdependence.

Mac & Ernie's Painting has the best and most professional painters available for your commercial or industrial painting project for your business in or around Spring Lake NJ. If you need a single unit or a complete complex painted, Mac & Ernie's Painting professionals will get the job done for you. Your business will look beautiful and be protected from the weather. Our professionals will apply a protective coating to the area before painting it. If your business in the area of needs emergency repairs or requires a major paint overhauling, Mac & Ernie's Painting professional painters will take care of all the details. Whether your business is a factory, plant or warehouse or an office building, underground parking garage, apartment or condominium building or an arena or entertainment building, no job is too big or too small for Mac & Ernie's Painting professional painters.

Warehouse Painter Spring Lake NJ

Spring Lake NJ Warehouses experience a heavy amount of traffic throughout the day. They take a beating by trucks, equipment and personnel – all moving in and out constantly. Since warehouses are not too concerned with aesthetics, a great deal of time might pass between paint jobs; but this doesn't mean that interiors and exteriors should be ignored completely.

Since the painting of a warehouse is functional and not decorative, color choices aren't as essential, but certain companies might opt for colors that are synchronous with the logo, especially with exterior painting.

And since warehouses are a hub of activity throughout the day, industrial painting contractors must work speedily and efficiently without disrupting the flow of commerce.

Many company warehouses in the Milwaukee, Lake Geneva and Waukesha areas have turned to Lakeside Painting for their expertise in the field.

warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. Warehouses are used by manufacturersimportersexporters,wholesalerstransport businesses, customs, etc. They are usually large plain buildings in industrial areas of cities and towns and villages. They usually have loading docks to load and unload goods from trucks. Sometimes warehouses are designed for the loading and unloading of goods directly from railwaysairports, or seaports. They often have cranes and forklifts for moving goods, which are usually placed on ISO standard pallets loaded into pallet racks. Stored goods can include any raw materials, packing materials, spare parts, components, or finished goods associated with agriculture, manufacturing and production.

Internet-based Spring Lake NJ stores do not require physical retail space, but still require warehouses to store goods. This kind of warehouse fills many small orders directly from customers rather than fewer large orders from stores.

Having a large and complex supply chain containing many warehouse can be costly. It may be beneficial for a company to have one large warehouse per continent, typically located centrally to transportation. At these continental hubs, goods may be customized for different countries. For example, goods get a price ticket in the language of the destination country. Small, in-warehouse adjustments to goods are called value added services.

Painting Contractor Spring Lake NJ

For professional Spring Lake NJ painters, the majority of their time is spent in preparation for paint application, not in painting per se. Cleaning and sanding surfaces, scraping loose and failing paint, taping and applying paper or plastic to surfaces not to be painted typically involve 50% or more of the painter's total time budget.

Although the brush and the fabric roller were the tools most readily associated with the painter, foam brushes are now commonly used for precise work requiring a straight line. Foam brushes can also be used to create a smoother surface using less paint that dries more quickly than brush applications. Like fabric rollers, foam rollers can also create patterns in the painted surface. Foam rollers are available in a variety of professional materials for high-quality applications.  Although used in a variety of applications, the foam roller is commonly used during the painting of doors to produce an extremely smooth finish.

Advances in manufacture have led to a standardization of brushes, with many older types of brushes falling from fashion. The spray gun is one of the latest tools in the painter's arsenal. It is powered by an electricpneumatic or fuel-powered motor which pumps paint through a hose into a gun which atomizes the paint to a fine spray. With the airless spray gun, it is possible to paint extremely large areas of surface in a short time.

However, Spring Lake NJ sprayed paint when dry can display unsightly patterns if the spraying application does not result in an even distribution of paint. There is also the problem of overspray. Overspray is when the surrounding surfaces are sprayed with a haze of paint because they were not masked properly.

The ground brush, also known as a pound brush, was a round or elliptical brush bound by wirecord or metal. They were generally heavy to use, and required considerable usage to break them in. These brushes were predominantly used in the days before modern paint manufacturing techniques; hand-mixed paints requiring more working to create the finish. These brushes still have use in applying primer, as they are useful in working the primer into the grain of the wood. Pound brushes required an even breaking in to create even bevel on both sides of the brush, minimising the formation of a point which would render the brush useless. Sash tools were smaller brushes, similar to a ground brush, and used mainly for cutting in sash or glazing bars found on windows.

Sash tools and ground brushes generally required bridling before use, and a painter's efficiency in this skill was generally used as a guide to their overall ability. Both these brushes have largely been superseded by the modern varnish brush. Varnish brushes are the most common flat brushes available today and are used for painting as well as varnishing. Brushes intended for varnishing typically have a bevelled edge.

Distemper brushes, used for applying distemper, an early form of whitewash, were best made of pure bristle and bound by copper bands to prevent rust damage. Styles differed across the world, with flat nailed brushes popular in Northern England, a two-knot brush (a brush with two ovular heads) popular in Southern England, and three-knot brushes or flat-head brushes preferred elsewhere. In the United States, distemper brushes were known as calcimine, kalsomine or calsomine brushes, each term being the U.S. variant of whitewash.

Fitches are smaller brushes, either ovular or flat and one inch wide, that are used in fine work such as to pick out the detail on a painted moulding. Stipplers come in various shapes and sizes and are used to apply paint with a stippled effect. A duster or jamb brush was used to dust the area to be painted before work commenced.Stencil brushes, similar in style to a shaving brush, were used for the purpose of stencilling walls or in the creation of hand-made wallpapers.

Brushes are best stored in a purpose-made brush keeper, a box on which a wire could be suspended. The wire would be threaded through the hole in a brush's handle so as to suspend the brush in a cleaning solution without allowing the brush to sit on the bottom of the container and thus cause spreading of the bristles. The solution would also prevent hardening of the brushes and oxidization. These were generally rectangular and stored several brushes. A lid would enclose the brushes and keep them free from dust.

If Spring Lake NJ brushes are cleaned after use, they can last for years. Since most modern exterior and interior paints are latex-based, cleaning the brushes after use with hot soapy water and a toothbrush can remove all traces of paint. Oil-based paints are normally cleaned with a natural or synthetic solvent such as mineral spirits, again using a toothbrush to remove all traces of paint. Metal "combs" are used to penetrate into the bristles of a brush to remove drying paint.

Although Spring Lake NJ paints are now available in no-drip containers to pour paint into trays for roller application, most paints are sold in metal gallon or quart cans. For large jobs, paints come in 5-gallon containers.

For metal cans, a large diameter nail or punch is used to make drain holes in the lip of the can. The holes allow paint to return into the can. The lid can then be reattached correctly and removed later. Without the drain holes, paint will accumulate in the lip, and act as an adhesive, preventing the lid from being easily removed later. Closing a lid with paint in the lip can also result in paint travelling 15-feet or more horizontally.

The air in partly filled Spring Lake NJ paint cans forms over time a dried surface film. To prevent development of film, prior to closing a latex paint container add a small amount of distilled (or tap) water that will remain on the top and prevent drying. For oil-based paints, use the solvent recommended for brush cleaning. When the container is reopened, stir the water/solvent into the paint before using.

Drop cloths, brown painter's paper, dust-sheets, paint sheets, paint tarpaulins or plastic protection films are used to protect nearby surfaces that are not being painted.

Masking tape can be used to define the line between the painted and unpainted surface, as well as to hold protection materials in place. Masking tape is available in several categories. The classic tape is a high adhesive. However, it can damage the underlying surface when removed, and the longer it is in place, the greater the risk of damage.

Modern delay removal tape prevents damaging the taped surface. "Delicate" tape has about 40% the adhesion of traditional tape, and can remain on a surface for up to 30-days without creating damage.

The less adhesive tapes should be used especially when tape is applied to new work. Depending on the paint composition, "dry" paint may still be soft and easily damaged for 30 days or more.

Some modern house painters in the US, Canada and Australia have adopted colour visualization computer software, developed by companies such as Autech Software & Design, as an additional tool to help demonstrate to customers how their home would look after it is painted. House painters can use a digital photo outputted by this software to show possible colour schemes on the client's home exterior or room walls to help with their colour selection.

house painter and decorator is a tradesman responsible for the painting and decorating of buildings, and is also known as a decorator or house painter. The purpose of painting is to improve the aesthetic of a Spring Lake NJ building and to protect it from damage by water, rust, corrosion, insects and mould.

Are you looking for a New Jersey painting contractor that is responsive and offers quality painting and excellent customer care? We offer interior painting, exterior painting, decorations and more. We treat your home or office with a level of care and respect that rivals none other. Mac & Ernie's Painting is a painting company committed to offering products good for you and the Spring Lake NJ environment.

New Jersey House Painting & Commercial Painting Experts

If you are looking for a Spring Lake NJ house painter or a commercial painting contractor, please call 732-577-0330 for a free estimate. Mac & Ernie's Painting is located in New Jersey and serves the central New Jersey region as well as the tri-state area such as Jackson, Howell, Ocean County, Monmouth County, Freehold, Manalapan, Marlboro, Brick, Manchester, Toms River, Middlesex, Windsor, Colts Neck, Rumson, Long Branch, Wall, Millstone, Monroe, and beyond.

If you've recently had a very bad experience with a local Spring Lake NJ painter or any type of painting emergency, Mac & Ernie's is your best choice to make sure the job is done right.

Sherwin Williams Painting Contractor Spring Lake NJ

The Sherwin-Williams Company is an American Fortune 500 company in the general building materialsindustry. The company primarily engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of paintscoatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North and South Americaand Europe. The company is mostly known through its Sherwin-Williams Paints line.

The Paint Stores Group, known as Sherwin-Williams Paints, was the first section of the company to be established, in 1866. These stores market and sell Sherwin-Williams branded architectural paints and coatings, industrial and marine products, and original equipment manufacturer product finishes and similar items. As of January 1, 2011, the Paint Stores Group operated 3,954 individual paint stores.

The Consumer Group develops, manufactures, and distributes various paints, coatings, and related products, under the brand names of DuronMABMinwax, Krylon, MautzPurdy, Bestt Liebco, Thompson's WaterSeal, H&C, Pratt & Lambert, Martin-Senour and Dutch Boy, to third party customers in addition to overseeing the operations maintained by the Paint Stores Group.

Sherwin-Williams also makes its own paints under the Easy Living and Weatherbeater brand names; those paint brands are used exclusively for Sears and Kmart stores.

On August 28, 2007 Sherwin Williams purchased Columbia Paint & Coatings. On July 6th 2011 Sherwin-Williams acquired Leighs Paints, based in Bolton UK, manufacturers of intumescent and high performance industrial coatings. In late 2012, Sherwin Williams began the process of purchasing the Comex Group. Comex, currently private owned, is the 4th largest paint manufacturer in North America.

In 2007, the company introduced its first "Idea Center" in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in an effort to provide customers with an interior design environment as contrasted with its conventional paint stores.

Benjamin Moore Painting Contractor Spring Lake NJ

Benjamin Moore & Co., also known as Benjamin Moore Paints or simply Benjamin Moore, is an American company that produces paint. It is owned by Berkshire Hathaway. Founded in 1883, Benjamin Moore is based in Montvale, New Jersey. The Moore Brothers founded the company in Brooklyn, New York, with one product, "Moore's Prepared Calsom Finish", and only sold their paints through independent retailers.

Reviews of Benjamin Moore products in Spring Lake NJ have generally been favorable and note their high-end quality. They have also been noted for their use in traditional indoor settings. Benjamin Moore's line of sustainable paints products under the name Aura have been described as "an ultra-performance, exceptionally eco-friendly interior coating" and have received multiple awards since it was released in 2007. Other products have been reviewed favorably in The New York Times and Good Housekeeping.

  • Green Good Housekeeping Seal[9] for its Natura line of paints
  • Ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates in 2011 & 2012
  • Best Green Companies for America's Children, 2008 
  • Edison Best New Product Award for Sustainability, 2010
  • Green Biz.com's Top 35 Green Companies in the US, 2009
  • Robb Report "Best of the Best", 2008

Trim Work Spring Lake NJ

Architectural Trim work-door and window casings, crown molding, wainscoting and conferred ceilings, picture rails, and the like- can have an almost magical effect on the look and character of your home. It can completely alter a room- from traditional to modern, or contemporary to period- without changing its basic structure. Installing decorative molding not only adds beauty and substance to a plain Spring Lake NJ home but also is a superb-and often surprisingly simple-solution to the design challenges posted by many contemporary Spring Lake NJ houses. In addition, the versatility of molding makes it adaptable to a variety of design treatments, from informal to ornate.

Adding new trim, deluxe baseboard, crown molding, new casing on doors and windows can improve not only the look of your home but also the value as well. Also, consider adding wall panels or a variety of ceilings including coffered, tray or pyramid to add prominence and prestige to your home. We can provide you with the ideas you need to achieve the look you desire in Spring Lake NJ.

Drywall Repair Spring Lake NJ

Drywall (also known as plasterboardwallboardgypsum board, or LAGYP in Spring Lake NJ) is a panel made of gypsum plaster pressed between two thick sheets of paper. It is used to make interior walls and ceilings. Drywall construction became prevalent as a speedier alternative to traditional lath and plaster.

In many Spring Lake NJ places, the product is sold under the trademarks Sheetrock or Gyproc. In New Zealand the category is known as plasterboard and proprietary brands.

Types of Drywall Available in Spring Lake NJ

  • Regular white board, from 1/4" to 3/4" thickness
  • Fire-resistant ("Type X"), different thickness and multiple layers of wallboard provide increased fire rating based on the time a specific wall assembly can withstand a standardized fire test. Often perlite, vermiculite and boric acid are added to improve fire resistance.
  • Greenboard, the drywall that contains an oil-based additive in the green colored paper covering that provides moisture resistance. It is commonly used in washrooms and other areas expected to experience elevated levels of humidity.
  • Blueboard, blue face paper forms a strong bond with a skim coat or a built-up plaster finish providing both water and mold resistance.
  • Cement board, which is more water-resistant than greenboard, for use in showers or sauna rooms, and as a base for ceramic tile
  • Soundboard is made from wood fibers to increase the sound transmission class.
  • Soundproof drywall is a laminated drywall made with gypsum and other materials such as damping polymers to significantly increase the sound transmission classrating.
  • Mold-resistant, paperless drywall.
  • Enviroboard, a board made from recycled agricultural materials
  • Lead-lined drywall, a drywall used around radiological equipment.
  • Foil-backed drywall used as a vapor barrier.
  • Controlled density (CD), also called ceiling board, which is available only in 1/2" thickness and is significantly stiffer than regular white board.
  • EcoRock, a drywall that uses a combination of 20 materials including recycled fly ash, slag, kiln dust and fillers and no starch cellulose; it is advertised as beingenvironmentally friendly due to the use of recycled materials and an energy efficient process.
  • Gypsum “Firecode C”. This board is similar in composition to Type X, except for more glass fibers and a form of vermiculite, used to reduce shrinkage. When exposed to high heat, the gypsum core shrinks but this additive expands at about the same rate, so the gypsum core is more stable in a fire, and remains in place even after the gypsum dries up.

Drywall panels are manufactured in 48-inch (1.2 m),54-inch (1.4 m) and 96-inch (2.4 m) wide panels in varying lengths to suit the application. Common panel thicknesses are 1⁄2-inch (13 mm) and 5⁄8-inch (16 mm), with panels also available in 1⁄4-inch (6.4 mm) and 3⁄8-inch (9.5 mm). Both 1⁄2-inch and 5⁄8-inch panels of Type X (a gypsum board with special core additives to increase the natural fire resistance of regular gypsum board) are used where a fire-resistance rating is desired. Sound transmission may be slightly reduced using regular 5⁄8-inch panels (with or without light-gauge resilient metal channels) but more effective are using two layers of drywall sometimes in combination with other factors or specially designed, sound-resistant drywall.

Drywall provides a thermal resistance R-value (in US units) of 0.32 for 3⁄8-inch board, 0.45 for 1⁄2-inch, 0.56 for 5⁄8-inch, and 0.83 for 1-inch board. In addition to increased R-value, thicker drywall has a higher sound transmission class.

Drywall may become damaged when exposed to water, especially if the drywall remains exposed to the water for an extended period of time. Often, when a room features drywall installed and an unintended introduction of water occurs and the water comes into contact with the drywall at the base of the wall where the drywall touches the ground, wicking will occur. Capillary action may introduce moisture anywhere from several inches to several feet above the floor depending upon the length of time the wall is exposed to water and how long the drywall remains in contact with the water supply.

Water that enters a room from overhead may cause ceiling drywall tape to separate from the ceiling as a result of the grooves immediately behind the tape where the drywall pieces meet become saturated. The drywall may also soften around the screws holding the drywall in place and with the aid of gravity, the weight of the water may cause the drywall to sag and eventually collapse, requiring replacement.

In many circumstances, especially when the drywall has been exposed to water or moisture for less than 48 hours, professional restoration experts familiar with structural drying methodologies can introduce rapid drying techniques designed to eliminate necessary elements required to support microbial activity while also restoring most or all of the drywall and thus avoiding the cost, inconvenience and difficulty of removing and replacing the affected drywall.

While it can be waterproofed through covalent waterproofing, if waterproofing is absent or if the waterproofing layer is punctured, water can penetrate the drywall and create an opportunity for bacteria to multiply and settled mold spores to begin germination.

The gypsum that makes the core of drywall does not readily support the growth of mold, but the paper backing found on most gypsum boards will.

It is for this reason that greenboard and cement board is used for rooms expected to have high humidity, primarily kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Because up to 17% of drywall is wasted during the manufacturing and installation processes and the drywall material is frequently not re-used, disposal can become a problem. Some landfill sites have banned the dumping of drywall. Some manufacturers take back waste wallboard from construction sites and recycle it into new wallboard. Recycled paper is typically used during manufacturing. More recently, recycling at the construction site itself is being researched. There is potential for using crushed drywall to amend certain soils at building sites, such as sodic clay and silt mixtures (bay mud), as well as using it in compost.

Power Washing Spring Lake NJ

pressure washer is a high-pressure mechanical sprayer used to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces. The volume of a pressure washer is expressed in gallons or litres per minute, often designed into the pump and not variable. The pressure, expressed in pounds per square inch, pascals, or bar (deprecated but in common usage), is designed into the pump but can be varied by adjusting the unloader valve. Machines that produce pressures from 750 to 30,000 psi (5 to 200 MPa) or more are available.

In its extreme high pressure form, water is used in many industrial cleaning applications requiring the removal of surface layers as well as dust-free cutting of some metals and concrete. For exterior applications, gas or propane powered pressure washers provide enhanced mobility not available in electric models, as they do not require use in proximity to an electrical outlet. However, for indoor applications, electric pressure washers produce no exhaust and are much quieter than their gas or propane powered counterparts.

High-pressure water, in combination with special chemicals, aids in the removal of graffiti. This process (especially when the water is hot) is used as a quick rinser of the softened graffiti. Sometimes people use a pressurized mixture of air/sand or water/sand to blast off the surface of the vandalized area, thus etching the surface and therefore making it extremely difficult for anyone to ever use high-pressure cleaning as a follow-up process. Sandblasting, when used in graffiti removals, often overcleans a surface and is capable of leaving a permanent scar on the building surface.

Some pressure washers, in combination with a particular nozzle, allow detergent to be introduced into the water stream, assisting in the cleaning process. Two types of chemical injectors are available — a high-pressure injector that introduces the chemical after the water leaves the pump (a downstream injector) and a low-pressure injector that introduces the chemical before water enters the pump (an upstream injector). The type of injector used is related to the type of detergent used, as there are many chemicals that will damage a pump if an upstream injector is used.

The basic pressure washer consists of:

Just as a Spring Lake NJ garden hose nozzle is used to increase the velocity of water, a pressure washer creates high pressure and velocity. The pump cannot draw more water from the pipe to which the washer is connected than that source can provide: the water supply must be adequate for the machine connected to it, as water starvation leads to cavitation damage of the pump elements.

Different types of nozzle are available for different application. Some nozzles create a water jet that is in a triangular plane (fan pattern), others emit a thin jet of water that spirals around rapidly (cone pattern). Nozzles that deliver a higher flow rate lower the output pressure. Most nozzles attach directly to the trigger gun.

Some Spring Lake NJ washers, with an appropriate nozzle, allow detergent to be introduced into the water stream, assisting in the cleaning process. Two types of chemical injectors are available — a high-pressure injector that introduces the chemical after the water leaves the pump (a downstream injector) and a low-pressure injector that introduces the chemical before water enters the pump (an upstream injector). The type of injector used is related to the type of detergent used, as there are many chemicals that will damage a pump if an upstream injector is used.

Washers are dangerous tools and should be operated with due regard to safety instructions. The water pressure near the nozzle is powerful enough to strip flesh from bone. Particles in the water supply are ejected from the nozzle at great velocities. The cleaning process can propel objects dislodged from the surface being cleaned, also at great velocities. Pressure washers have a tendency to break up tarmac if aimed directly at it, due to high-pressure water entering cracks and voids in the surface.

Most Spring Lake NJ consumer washers are electric- or petrol-powered. The electric ones plug into a normal outlet, use cold tap water and typically deliver pressure up to about 2,000 psi (140 bar). Petrol washers can deliver twice that pressure, but due to the hazardous nature of the engine exhaust they are unsuitable for enclosed or indoor areas. Some models can generate hot water, which can be ideal for loosening and removing oil and grease.

Deck Staining Spring Lake NJ

wood stain consists of a colorant suspended or dissolved in an agent or solvent. The suspension agent can be water, alcohol, petroleum distillate, or the actual finishing agent (shellaclacquervarnishpolyurethane, etc.). Colored or 'stained' finishes, like polyurethane, do not penetrate the pores of the wood to any significant degree and will disappear when the finish itself deteriorates or is removed intentionally.

Pigments and dyes are largely used as colorants. The difference between the two is in the size of the particles. Dyes are microscopic crystals that dissolve in the vehicle and pigments are suspended in the vehicle and are much larger. Dyes will color very fine grained wood, like cherry or maple, which pigments will not. Those fine-grained woods have pores too small for pigments to attach themselves to. Pigments contain a binder to help attach themselves to the wood.

The type of stain will either accentuate or obscure the wood grain. Most commercial stains contain both dye and pigment and the degree to which they stain the appropriate wood is mostly dependent on the length of time they are left on the wood. Pigments, regardless of the suspension agent, will not give much color to very dense woods but will deeply color woods with large pores (e.g. pine). Dyes are translucent and pigments are opaque.

Gel stains are more akin to paint and have little penetrating ability.

In architecture, a deck in Spring Lake NJ is a flat surface capable of supporting weight, similar to a floor, but typically constructed outdoors, often elevated from the ground, and usually connected to a building. The term is a generalization of decks as found on ships.

Wood or timber "decking" can be used in a number of ways: as part of garden landscaping, to extend living areas of houses, and as an alternative to stone based features such as patios. Decks are made from treated lumbercomposite lumber,composite materialAluminumWestern red cedarteakmahoganyipê and other hardwoods and recycled planks made fromhigh-density polyethylene (HDPE), polystyrene (PS) and PET plastic as well as mixed plastics and wood fiber (often called "composite" lumber). Artificial decking products are often called "wood-plastic composites". These days, WPC's have more widely known by different brands like TrexAzekEcornboard etc.

Historically, the softwoods used for decking were logged from old growth forests. These include Atlantic white cedarredwoodand Western red cedar (redcedar). Atlantic City built the first coastal boardwalk in the United States, originally constructed of Atlantic white cedar. However, it was not long before the commercial logging of this tree and clearing of cedar swamps in New Jersey caused a decline in the availability of decking. Atlantic City and New York City both switched to Western red cedar. By the 1960s, Western red cedar from the US was declining due to over-logging. More expensive Western red cedar was available from western Canada (British Columbia) but by then, pressure treated pine had become available.

But even with chemical treatments in Spring Lake NJ (such as chromated copper arsenate or CCA), pine decking is not as durable as cedars in an outdoor environment. Thus, many municipalities and homeowners are turning to hardwoods. Decks are often built from pressure treated wood. Pressure treated wood is long lasting and holds up to wet and icey weather conditions. Pressure treated wood however is treated with chemicals which have been known to be toxic. Slivers received from pressure treated wood most generally become infected. Pressure treated saw dust also contains toxins such as strychnine, also often used as rat poison. These toxins, when inhaled, can require hospitalization for both acute and chronic exposures.

Generally, Spring Lake NJ hardwoods used for decking come from tropical forests. Much of the logging taking place to produce these woods, especially teak, mahogany and ipê, is occurring illegally, as outlined in numerous reports by environmental organizations such as GreenpeaceFriends of the Earth and Rainforest Relief. US tropical wood imports are rising, partly due to the demand for decking.

Due to environmental concerns, composite decking (a mixture of two materials, typically wood pulp and recycled material such as plastic bottles or plastic bags) have appeared on the market. Proponents of composite decking have touted this as a much needed development as this helps to curb logging of trees for new decks. However composite decking has been found to contain harmful chemicals, cannot be refurbished, and despite claims from decking companies, the composite deck still attracts molding.

Residential decks in Spring Lake NJ may contain spaces for BBQing, dining and seating. BBQ areas ideally should be situated near the patio door while out of the way from general foot traffic. Dining spaces will include patio tables, for a typical 6 person outdoor patio table building an area of 12' x 16' is ideal. If deck space is available, homeowners may choose to include a seating area for outdoor couches and benches.

Vinyl Siding Contractor Spring Lake NJ

Siding and wall cladding is the exterior material applied to the walls of a house or other building meant to shed water, protect the walls from the effects of weather, and is a key in the aesthetics of the structure. Some walls such as solid brickwork and masonry veneer are not covered with siding, but some buildings such as log buildings can have siding added.

Siding may be formed of horizontal or vertical boards, shingles, or sheet materials. In all cases, avoiding wind and rain infiltration through the joints is a major challenge, met by overlapping, covering or sealing the joints, or by creating an interlocking joint such as a tongue and groove or rabbet. Since building materials expand and contract with changing temperature and humidity, it is not practical to make rigid joints between the siding elements so they often leak. Rainscreen construction is used to improve siding's ability to keep walls dry.

Siding may be made of wood, metal, plastic (vinyl), masonry, or composite materials. It may be attached directly to the building structure (studs in the case of wood construction), or to an intermediate layer of wood (boards, planks, plywood, oriented strand board) called sheathing (or sheeting in some regions of the United States). An intermediate air/moisture barrier such as housewrap or felt paper may be applied to the sheathing or a modern sheathing material also serves as an air/moisture barrier.

Vinyl siding is plastic exterior siding for a house, used for decoration and weatherproofing, imitating wood clapboard, and used instead of other materials such as aluminum or fiber cement siding. It is an engineered product, manufactured primarily frompolyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin.

Approximately 80 percent of its weight is PVC resin, with the remaining 20 percent being ingredients that impart color, opacity, gloss, impact resistance, flexibility, and durability. It is the most commonly installed exterior cladding for residential construction in the United States and Canada.

Vinyl siding Spring Lake NJ can be observed in a wide range of product quality realized in a substantial difference in thickness and lasting durability. Thickness can vary from .035" in cheaper grade siding products up to .052" in the highest grade products which vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Today, the thinnest vinyl siding commonly used is .040", and is known as "builder's grade". Vinyl product can vary in thickness even within one manufacturer up to .010" of thickness through varying product lines offered that range from basic to premium-grade products. Thicker vinyl products, usually realized in higher cost, are more rigid which can add to the aesthetic appeal and look of the installed, inherently flexible product and also add to durability and life expectancy. Thicker grades of vinyl siding may, according to some, exhibit more resistance to the most common complaint about vinyl siding – its tendency to crack in very cold weather when it is struck or bumped by a hard object while others feel that a thinner product may allow more 'flex before cracking' and is a subject of debate. However, at "This Old House" website, this assertion about thickness and crack resistance is disputed. They claim to know of test results that indicate chemical makeup has a greater influence on impact resistance than does thickness.

Chemical formulas in Spring Lake NJ can also vary somewhat from manufacturer to manufacturer which can impact life expectancy as formulas and possibly manufacture process can be one of the most important in terms of product quality and durability. One important advent was a UV coating, (emphasis by editor) utilized by some manufacturers that was applied to the surface of the product that filters out UV spectral light from the sun which would otherwise degrade the PVC more quickly. As a rough general rule, the higher the grade (and price) of the siding, the more resistant it is to fading (intensity of the color being taken into consideration, as mentioned above).

Vinyl siding in Spring Lake NJ is manufactured with its own partial fastening or locking system that is coupled with nails that 'loose' fasten the product to the exterior wall. This locking system can be either a rolled or an extruded lock depending on the manufacturing process, either of which has its own design considerations. This locking system, either extruded or rolled has a bottom lock which locks into either a start piece or onto the top lock of the panel below. The top lock is then 'loose' nailed to hold the panel to the wall. This 'loose' nailing allows for float which is created by expansion and contraction from varying temperature and weather conditions. With well designed siding, and proper 'loose nailing' installation, the siding can easily expand up, down, in and out, and left and right without restriction. Vinyl siding, by its nature, will tend to expand and contract more with temperature extremes than any other common type of cladding.

David McInerney

Mac & Ernie's Painting Contractors, Chief Operating Officer David McInerney

David is originally from Brooklyn New York and has 30 years of experience in the paint and coatings industry. David began his career as a craftsmen in 1980 with the District Council 9 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

He launched Mac & Ernie's Painting Contractors in 1984. Since then he has managed over seven thousand projects and worked with tens of thousands of trades people. His expert knowledge of the industry and his commitment to reach the highest level quality of work has earned him a outstanding reputation within the NJ/NY market.

David can be reached at 732-577-0330 or have David contact you Click here

 

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