24 July 2014
24 July 2014,

Have you ever gone gung-ho with a weekend-warrior remodeling project only to learn that your quest to repaint a large piece of furniture didn’t go as planned. The primer and paint just didn’t adhere as you thought they would, and you’re left with a newly painted piece that looks more like it’s ready for the trash heap than for its new life.

Gold Painting Inc. feels your pain! And, we’re here to tell you that there’s a quick, easy and cost-effective way to refurbish surfaces that paint generally won’t stick to—it’s called Zinnser.

Zinnser offers a wide array of priming products specifically designed for hard-to paint surfaces, such as laminate and paneling. It’s website even has a handy tool to select the type of primer or paint to use based on the type of surface you’re looking to paint—for instance: aluminum, cement, concrete, drywall, fiberglass, galvanized metal, glass, tile, vinyl, wallpaper, wood—you get the picture. Zinnser products are largely shellac-based—that’s the ingredient that makes the paint and primer stick on those hard-to-adhere surfaces.

We will say that the shellac-based paints and primers don’t smell great, and in fact the smell can sometimes make people a bit nauseous. As a best practice, wear a face mask when applying a shellac-based paint or primer to that tricky, yet paintable, surface.

Zinnser can help turn that old beat-up piece of furniture into a winner! Keep in mind, Zinnser may not be the only shellac-based paint and primer on the market, and we’re not telling you about it as an endorsement for its products–we simply want to educate you on how there are products on the market that can help you achieve that winning look for hard to paint projects!

Want more tips on exterior and interior painting, wallpapering, staining, and home maintenance services, such as gutter repair and installation, powerwashing and more? Read Gold Painting Inc.’s blog and check us out on Houzz, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. And, if we can assist you with a interior or exterior home or commercial business project, contact us today for your free, no obligation consultation. Visit our website to discover the extensive array of professional painting and other services we perform for satisfied customers across Massachusetts!


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