Professional Painting Blog

Our blog is a place to share our community involvement and an inside look at Tribble Painting. A place to get design tips from our pros, where we can showcase and share some of our recent projects as well as painting tips and tricks. You can also find just about anything else related to residential and commercial painting. We hope you enjoy it!

6 Tips on How to Hire the Best Painting Contractor

Tribble Painting - Monday, January 11, 2016

best painting contractorCompare Three or More Contractors 
You can hunt down painting contractors in three ways: the grapevine, local paint stores, and Internet review sites like Angie's List and Yelp. Compare at least three contractors. Any estimates that sound too good to be true may be illegal.

Verify License and Insurance Some states, like California, require a contractor's license. Others, like Texas, allow laissez faire capitalism to reign free. Hiring a painter outside legal boundaries forfeits you, the homeowner, all right to recuperate your money for promises neglected. Large-scale contractors should be able to provide a certificate of insurance and any necessary bonding, safety and compliance information for hired employees. An extra +5 points to any contractor who is a member of a local or national association, such as the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. Keep Reading...

Paint Before Moving In

Tribble Painting - Monday, September 14, 2015

interior painting before moving inLet’s begin with a caveat. Unless you have a big pile of money lying around, ignore this article. Follow the advice of Toronto interior designer Judith Taylor. In her Houzz article, “12 Key Decorating Tips to Make Any Room Better,” she advises waiting to paint until you move in. “There are thousands of paint colors with various tints, tones and shades,” she says. “You want the color that best complements your upholstery, artwork, rug, and whatever else. You can pick that color only if your stuff is actually inside your home.  Keep Reading...

Top 5 Ann Arbor Painting Mistakes

Tribble Painting - Thursday, August 13, 2015

When it comes to repainting, most of us tend to ignore the problems that cause cracks, blistering and fading and instead focus on a solution. Often deemed a "band-aid fix", this approach can lead to the same problems time and time again. This time around, why not take a different approach?

In life, looking back is what often helps guide us to a better future. In painting, looking back to determine the causes of cracking, peeling and other problems can help prevent these issues from reoccurring in the future.

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Things to Know About Homeowners Associations And Painting Your House

Tribble Painting - Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Homeowners' Associations (HOAs): heads or tails?

Heads: HOAs and Restrictive Covenants protect property values by enforcing consistent home maintenance and minimizing architectural deviance.

Tails: HOAs litter subdivisions with bureaucracy, imposing the will - and preferred paint color - of the majority upon the individual.
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Why Does Paint Bubble, Crack or Peel?

Tribble Painting - Monday, August 03, 2015

Meet Sisyphus: murderer, liar and fraudster extraordinaire. In punishment for his chronic dirty dealing, Sisyphus was condemned by Zeus to inch a backbreaking boulder up a mountain only to have it roll back down. Roll. Sigh. Repeat.

Many a tortured homeowner has endured a Sisyphean experience. Paint too thin? Too cold? Accidentally pour mineral spirits into acrylic? Do it over. Do it again.  Here’s why. Keep Reading...