08 March 2018

Masonry Primers, Part 2 of 3 (Video)

When applying primer to brick, block, concrete, or any other masonry substrate that has a high moisture content, it is extremely important that you use the correct type. Masonry primers are designed specifically for different surfaces in order to yield the best possible level of adhesion. It’s important that you consult a professional before purchasingRead the full article

19 February 2018

Traditional Paint and Primers vs. All in One Paint & Primers, Part 2 of 5 (Video)

At CertaPro Painters of Southern Indiana, our residential and commercial painting experts typically recommend using a separate paint and primer, but there are occasions when the all in one systems can be effective. In the short video below, Hunter and Tommy discuss the pros and cons of all in one paint and primer systems: ToRead the full article

15 February 2018

How to Choose the Right Exterior Primer Paint, Part 4 of 5 (Video)

A lot of the work that our residential and commercial painting team does includes re-paint jobs, so we are constantly trying to improve upon the previous job. When selecting an exterior primer, it’s imperative that you choose one that can achieve sufficient film buildup on exterior surfaces, thus resulting in a consistent sheen. Using aRead the full article

07 February 2018

What’s the Difference Between Advantage 900 and Glyptex Paint? (Video)

The video shown below is a conversation between Lee Sapata and Gene Helm. Gene, who has 40+ years of experience working with Porter Paints, explains how Advantage 900 differs from Glyptex paint. Advantage 900 is a super-premium Waterborn Acrylic Enamel that was developed to behave like an Oil-Based Alkyd, but with the ability to beRead the full article

29 January 2018

Which Sheen is Best for Painting Trim in Older Homes (Video)

What’s the best paint for my trim? In this video, Gene and Hunter discuss whether to use paint with a high or semi-gloss sheen when painting the trim or woodwork in an older home. Trim, which is usually referring to your home’s baseboards, window casings, door casings, hand rails, etc., can be painted in differentRead the full article

When to Use Two Coats of Finish (Video)

When do I need to use two coats of paint? More often than not, two coats of paint will be required to get the job done. But every now and then when you just want to freshen up the surface, one will suffice. Typically, when repainting a wall with a new color or sheen, twoRead the full article

25 January 2018

Louisville Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Markets are quiet prominent in Louisville and make for a great weekend activity! The markets offer all types of foods both prepared and unprepared. They are a great place to explore and taste new foods; especially for young children. Markets provide fresh foods and encourage healthy eating. There are Farmers’ Markets throughout all ofRead the full article

21 December 2017

Winter Snow Activities

The heavy winter we were all anticipating has arrived and you may as well make the most of it. If you have to be stranded at home, why not have a little fun? The kids have been off a few days of school already and they are itching for fun activities. There’s only so muchRead the full article

08 December 2017

The Art of Latte Art

Ever sit down at a coffee shop and see art in your latte?  The unexpected flower or animal floating can be a nice surprise. The figures are made when pouring milk into a shot of espresso.  When pouring, the artist uses the steam to draw on the latte’s surface.  This can be tricky and requiresRead the full article

22 November 2017

How to Make the Most of Fall Fun

What is there not to love about the Fall season? Its hard not to become lost in the beautiful colors, the smell of pumpkin and cinnamon, and all those delicious foods. Every year we anxiously wait for Fall and then find disappointment when it comes and goes faster than you can say “Winter.” Let’s makeRead the full article