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Burk’s Custom Painting offers painters trained in all aspects of interior and exterior painting services. We use the highest quality of craftsmen applying professional-grade paint and materials. We serve all of Orange County and surrounding communities with over 20 years of experience and 1000’s of satisfied customers. We have running accounts with most retail paint […]

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The Delicate Art of Dancing with Porcupines

As a Business Owner, I believe we must keep sharpening our interpersonal communication skills. In this training moment, I discuss the 4 personality types outlined in the book The Delicate Art of Dancing With Porcupines. Learn how these personality types can work with one another by adjusting their communication styles.

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Should You Store Paint Cans in your Garage?

The purpose of a garage is to store motor vehicles in them, but lets be real here… Most people use them to store things they are too afraid to throw away in case they may “need” them later such as books, furniture, decorations, food, toys and of course… PAINT CANS. Yes, those cans your house painters used […]

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The 17 Biggest Time Wasting Mistakes People make During Painting Part 7

MISTAKE #11: NOT Letting Mother-Nature Help You Paint When possible try to paint in the shade. Paint applied in direct sunlight during hot weather will dry too quickly. Paint won’™t adhere as firmly and will not weather as well. We strongly recommend never to paint in temperatures greater than 90°F. Painting at to high of […]

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The 17 Biggest Time Wasting Mistakes People make During Painting Part 6

MISTAKE #9: Not Using the Right Supplies We recommend that you use simple quality tools. The tools listed below don’t wear out easily and you’ll be able to use them for years on other improvements throughout your home. Generally, almost all paint jobs that you are brushing can be handled with: a) a three-inch straight-edge siding […]

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The 17 Biggest Time Wasting Mistakes People make During Painting Part 5

MISTAKE #7: Passive about Lead Paint Don’™t forget lead paint was common until 1950, but in the United States was not outlawed until 1978. Several organizations recommend that you test your paint for lead before sanding or scraping it. Lead in dust causes lead poisoning, especially in young children. Use a test kit available from […]

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The 17 Biggest Time Wasting Mistakes People make During Painting Part 3

MISTAKE #3: Not Preparing Surfaces Correctly An unprepared surface is like trying to hang a plain piece of paper on a bulletin board without tape; it just won’t stick. Before you begin painting, correct preparation is extremely important if you want the stain and paint to last longer. Use a good hook scraper to remove […]

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