Launched just a couple of months ago, ipehelp.com is quickly becoming recognized by clients around the country as substantial and reliable source for ipe goodness. The site is also finding the attention of respected building industry publications, having recently been mentioned by Fine Homebuilding magazine, and more recently making the news at Professional Deck Builder’s […]
Caring For Hardwood Decking There isn’t a decking made, except perhaps the extruded aluminum planks that hardly anyone uses, that doesn’t require some maintenance to keep that new-deck look. Even manufacturers of plastic decking are careful these days to say “low maintenance” instead of “no maintenance.” Click here to read the release in it’s entirety.
How Much Should I Charge? Tackling one of the most common (and disturbing) questions that pops up in paint forums and social media groups, Scott’s August 2015 “From the Field” column in APC reminds paint contractors about keys to pricing. It’s one of the toughest lessons in our business: Getting paid doesn’t mean you made […]
Ever Tried Touching Up with Old Paint? Sept. ’15: Scott takes on yet another reader question in this JLC Q&A. Q.In a recent remodel, I needed to repaint a single wall. The client still had a half-gallon of good-quality paint in a can that had been opened and then resealed. The paint inside was […]
Pros’ Tips for Cleaning and Storing Paint Tools Scott was honored in August 2015 to be asked by This Old House editor Elizabeth Lilly to be an expert contributor to an article Elizabeth was working on for TOH. Here is an excerpt: Cleaning after a project “Always clean your brushes and rollers immediately after your […]
IPE Book Scheduled for Release in August 2015 The long standing paint product and process site, Topcoat Review, has launched a new “member” site dedicated specifically to the topic of IPE deck finishing and maintenance. A recent release from the site explains: Due to the overwhelming response our ipe content has enjoyed on topcoatreview.com, the […]
Shared with the publisher’s permission, as seen in the May 2015 Journal of Light Construction Painting Sequence for Room Interiors By Scott Burt Q: Is there a proper sequence for painting room interiors? I always paint ceilings first, but after that, do you do walls before trim or vice versa? And why? A: Scott Burt, owner […]
With the 2015 launch of a new online resource – ipehelp.com – Scott appears again in Professional Deck Builder magazine sharing a sampling of common questions (and answers) about the challenges of IPE decks. Read the article as it appeared in PDB – Q&A: IPE Deck Finishes.
Journal of Light Construction / March 2015 Pro Tips on Paint Brushes… Chances are, at some point in your career, you’ll have to do the paint work on one of your jobs. It could be that you won’t be able to find a pro who has time for your job, or maybe you’ll be over budget and have […]
…amongst the mental chatter… Travel Trilogy, Part II While our electronic devices can be made to be a relatively quiet and individual activity, when used as social outlets they can fill our minds with all manner of chaos and drama at worst. And at best, just a whole bunch of info that is irrelevant to […]