Entries for the ‘Painting’ Category

Free E-Book

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

For a limited time, we are offering our e-book, “Paint Like a Professional, The Tingle Way” totally free for anyone who might find it helpful. Just send me an email at [email protected], and request your copy today! Also, check out our updated website, and check back often for new articles and stories from the world of painting!


Pre-Catalyzed Waterbased Epoxy

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Recently, I had the opportunity to try a great product from Sherwin Williams called “Pre-Catalyzed Waterbased Epoxy” (PCWE), and this is some tough stuff.

I was working in a kitchen that had an island, and it was where the kids would have their breakfast and do their homework. As in a lot of cases, this was the family gathering point. Because most kids have a bit of nervous energy, they would tend to kick the island below the counter top. In this case, it wasn’t too bad, but it was pretty scuffed and the previous paint finish wasn’t able to be cleaned.

My friends at Sherwin Williams suggested that I try (PCWE). My first thought was, that with most epoxy’s, it will be a 2 or 3 part process, take a lot of time, and probably have a very strong odor. They explained that this product can be applied as easy as any latex paint, and has minimal odor. This stuff was great. It also dried quickly so that I could re-coat it that day.

As for durability, (PCWE) dries very hard, like any epoxy, and can be cleaned easily. (PCWE) can be applied to most surfaces, but at this point, is only meant for interior use. It can be brushed, rolled, and sprayed. It also comes in different sheens.

If your looking for a product that will take a beating, clean easily, and is easy to use, check out Pre-Catalyzed Waterbased Epoxy.


Painting A Dental Office

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

About six months ago, I was sitting in the dental chair at my dentist office, anxiously awaiting the pain that was about to come, when my dentist mentioned to me that he was wanting to add some color to the office. Of course I was glad to help, and throughout this Spring, we’re going to do the job in phases.

The first phase was a couple of offices, a couple of bathrooms, and a break room. The most recent phase included, what they termed “operatories”, which we’re all familiar with. As for the painting, it’s pretty much like any other project, but the prep work was a bit more detailed. There was a lot of equipment to protect and cut around.

So far the job is going great, and with a couple of phases to go, we’ll have it done before Summer.


“Hollywood” Sign Painting Facts

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Recently I read an article about the latest makeover given to the world famous “Hollywood” sign, and found the history of the sign, and the facts about painting it, to be very interesting.

The sign was originally created in 1923 as a billboard for a local real estate company, and was only supposed to be there for 18 months. It quickly became the marquee for the city, and has been there ever since.

I was surprised to learn that rock star, Alice Cooper, started a campaign in 1978 to replace the deteriorating sign with the more permanent steel structure that stands today.

In 2005, the sign was painted with a coating not suited for the corrugated metal, causing it to bubble when it didn’t adhere to the old coating.

In this most recent makeover, the entire sign had to stripped of all the previous paint, before it could be re-coated. A 100 percent biodegradable Peel Away paint remover was used. Each letter was then pressure washed and primed with Pro Industrial Pro-Cryl Universal Acrylic Primer, and then top coated with Emerald Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint, both Sherwin Williams products.

The “Hollywood” sign of today is four stories high and 450 feet long. Each letter stands 45 feet high and between 31 and 39 feet wide. The job required 110 gallons of primer, and about 275 gallons of paint. The color was “High Reflective White” SW 7757.


Painting In 2013!

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The holidays are here and we’re about to start a new year. It’s never too early to start thinking about the painting projects for 2013.

There are articles out there talking about the colors for 2013. My feeling has always been that, if you are staying in your home for a while, choose what you like. You will be the one living with it. If you plan on selling your home next year, then neutral colors are the way to go.

Sherwin Williams and Pittsburgh Paints will have their 30% & 40% sales during the year, so try to find out in advance when they are, and plan your project accordingly. If you are thinking of having Tingle Painting do your project, you will always get our 35% discount on paint.

As for what has been popular with painting, folks are still choosing mostly colors of gold, tan, cream, brown, beige, and off whites. Accent walls of red and dark brown are popular color choices. Painting woodwork, and kitchen cabinets are still popular as well. As for sheen, flat seems to be what people are turning to, with eggshell coming in a close second. Of course this is only based on what I’ve seen with my customers.

Every job that we do is different, and I enjoy them all. We all have different tastes and styles. It’s always fun for me to add color to someones home, and watch how they get excited about the changes. After all of these years, it still amazes me how a little bit of paint can change how we feel about a particular space.

If you would like for Tingle Painting to be a part of your painting project in 2013, please give us a call, we would be happy to help.

Happy Painting!


“Emerald” From Sherwin Williams

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Recently, I had the chance to use the new “Emerald’ brand of paint from Sherwin Williams. I don’t usually use the higher-end paints, because they aren’t always the most practical paint for the job. In recent past, “Duration” was the top paint at Sherwin Williams, and I never really cared for it. “SuperPaint” has always been my choice because it is a great paint, at a great price.

The only draw back with “SuperPaint” is that it doesn’t come in an ultra-deep base, which is necessary for very dark colors, and most reds.

I was recently given the chance to try “Emerald”, because of the dark red color that was chosen by the homeowner. I was impressed. It was very easy to work with, and it covered beautifully. It was recommended that I use a polyester roller cover for the best coverage, as I did.

As with other brands of paint, it is usually recommended that a grey primer be used when working with dark red colors. In this case, the walls had a light beige color, and I opted to skip the primer step. It worked out great. Two coats of “Emerald”, and the walls looked great!

With “Emerald” being the top paint at Sherwin Williams, it carries a bigger price tag. That being said, if you find that you’re working with a special color that requires and ultra-deep base, “Emerald” is a great way to go.


Free E-Book With Holiday Shopping!

Monday, November 26th, 2012

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, a lot of people are doing their shopping via the internet. We want to do our part to help you save this season.

Here at tinglepainting.com, we have an Amazon A-Store that gives you access to many great products at Amazon. This year, we’ll give you a free copy of our interior painting e-book, “Paint Like A Professional, The Tingle Way”, a $15.00 value, when you shop with us. After you shop, send me an email at [email protected], and I’ll personally send my e-book to you, Free!

As a reminder, we also offer gift certificates for people who would like to give the gift of painting, to someone special, this year. Please call for details. (614-877-3101)

At Tingle Painting, we also accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards for painting, so you can earn all the rewards that your cards offer.

With the holiday season upon us, as well as anytime throughout the year, it’s really a great time to take advantage of all of the services that we offer at Tingle Painting.

Happy Holidays to all from Tingle Painting!

Holiday Painting!

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

I know, I know, no one wants to think about the holidays just yet, but there’s no denying that they’re coming, and they’re coming fast. Retailers are already setting up displays, and I even heard mention of holiday preparation on television the other day. Personally, I’ve always liked the last couple of months of the year, and all of the hype leading into the holidays.

Some folks think because of the cooler weather, the holidays, and Winter being around the corner, that this is the worst time of year to do any home improvements. Not true. Last year, I spent the week of Christmas working for one of my favorite families. They were baking cookies, and we were listening to Christmas music on the radio. It was great!

Some people feel that it’s better to wait until after the decorations come down to do any painting. I know that when we take our decorations down, and the holidays are over, there seems to be a feeling of disappointment, and I don’t feel excited about doing much of anything. Wouldn’t it be nice to take down the decorations, and lightly dust off the walls, knowing that your walls are freshly painted? Sure it would.

In the time that it takes to do a little shopping, you could have a room painted. With my clean working environment, you could do quite a bit of painting without feeling that your house is totally under construction.

Because the holidays will get here quick, it’s best to call soon for your Free estimate.

We also offer gift certificates for painting. Yes, you can give the gift of painting to that special someone.

If you’re thinking of having some painting done before the end of the year, please give me a call. I would love to help you add some color to your home for the holidays.

Dave Tingle

Good People Make It Happen!

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

When Tingle Painting began in 2001, the only two employees were myself, and one of my best friends. We started off by painting apartments, and any other small jobs that we could find. It took a full year to get somewhat established, and by 2002, with the help of some very special clients, business really started to take off.

With more business, came more people. By 2003, there were 3 of us, and and one point in 2004, there were 4 of us working on some jobs. As some people moved on, others came aboard. Over the last few years, we’ve gotten back to just having 2 of us, and lately, I’ve been working on most jobs by myself.  Business is better than it’s ever been.

There have been 15 different people that have helped me at one time or another, since 2001. I’ve learned a lot from each and every one of them. Tingle Painting would not be where it is today without the help of all of those people. “Thank You” to all of them!


Chomp Pro Ultimate Cleaner-Degreaser

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Recently I was introduced to a product called “Chomp Pro Ultimate Cleaner-Degreaser”. This product is amazing. A few weeks ago, we were doing an exterior project that included cleaning all of the gutters and downspouts along with painting the wood trim.

In the past, when it came to the gutters and downspouts, I would use a product like “soft scrub”, and clean them by hand. This time I asked around about other products and I was told about “Chomp Pro”. All I had to do was spray a little on the gutter, wait just a moment, and wipe clean. It really cleaned the gutters nicely, and was much quicker and easier than any other product that I’ve used.

Last week, I used it on a couple of tough glue spots after removing some wallpaper, and it cut right through the glue. Today, I cleaned a metal exhaust fan that was covered with nicotine, and it worked great.

Chomp Pro is non-toxic, biodegradable, and non-flammable. I found this product at Pittsburgh Paint, and I’m sure it’s available at other paint and home improvement stores.

If you need a great cleaner-degreaser, I’m sold on Chomp Pro!

Dave Tingle

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