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Oil Based vs Water Based Paint

We have a lot of options for what type of paint to reach for in today’s market.  Coatings exist that are great in many applications and manufacturers make highly specialized coatings for specific applications also.  In this post, we’ll look at the difference between water (acrylic) and oil (alkyd) based paint.

Prep for Interior Painting

We’ve been talking a lot lately about interior prep before painting.  We’re thinking about what we can do to make the process more efficient and less intrusive to homeowners.

What Paint Sheen Should I Choose?

A common question we see when we’re working with customers is what paint sheen should I use for painting x?  There are quite a few available sheens and we’ll explore each one and let you know where, in our experience, we think they are best suited.  The available sheens (in order of least sheen to […]

Interior Painting – Cabinets and Wood Trim

This time of year, at Great Plains Painting we see requests for interior painting spike.  Specifically people want estimates on switching their cabinets and/or trim from stained wood finish to painted.  As we’ve worked with homeowners over the years, we’ve noticed that some painters are giving estimates that are half or less than what we […]