Can You Put Stain Over Paint? 8 Tips and Tricks for a Beautiful Finish!

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Are you tired of the way your furniture or woodwork looks but don’t want to spend hours stripping off the old paint? The good news is that you can revamp your old pieces by putting a stain over paint to achieve a beautiful new finish! How do you choose the right stain? And how do […]

How Often Should You Paint Your Deck?

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Many homeowners ask themselves this question — how often should you paint your deck? Let’s cut to the chase and get right to the point. You should paint your decks when signs of peeling, flaking and bubbling show. You don’t want to deal with this eyesore every day, do you? If the previous deck painting […]

How to Prep Cedar Siding for Painting: Your Guide to a Flawless Finish

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Cedar siding is a popular choice for homes in Vancouver due to its beautiful woodgrain and natural resistance to the elements. Western red cedar and other cedar products are also incredibly long-lasting: it’s not unusual for cedar shingles and siding to last for several decades – even hundreds of years. Still, your siding is going […]

Helpful Tips for painting the fence

A well-maintained fence adds aesthetic appeal, whether it is painting the fence to restore a fence’s original look or changing the colour of your fence. It also acts as a protective barrier against harsh weather conditions. How Often Should You Paint a Fence? Living in Vancouver, rainy and wet, you may need to spruce up […]

How to Maximize Curb Appeal in Vancouver

If you live in Vancouver, you know how important it is to keep up with your curb appeal. Improving the look of your home can give it a boost of value. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some tips on how to get started with improving curb appeal in Vancouver. Read on and find out […]

Epoxy Wood Filler: Repairing Rotten Trim

In Renaissance Solutions -Painting and Carpentry-, we have worked on homes in and around Vancouver for 30 years. One issue on every job is wood that needs repairing or replacing. Sometimes it is better to do a repair, in place, with a high-performance two-component epoxy. This article will discuss when to repair with epoxy versus […]

Deck repair and costs

Painters Vancouver BC : Our highly trained staff has decades of expertise in building and repairing decks.

Why decks always need repairing Background to the main causes of deck failure Almost every time that we work on a house, we find that there are problems with their decks and that the decks need repairing and sometimes replacing. Why can’t we just build them once and be done with it? Well, it turns […]

How to Build Exterior Stairs That Meet Building Code Requirements

When you are building exterior stairs, it is important to make sure that they meet all of the building code requirements. In this blog post, we will discuss what those requirements are and how you can ensure that your stairs comply with them. We will also provide some tips on how to make your stairs […]

Proven ways to build exterior wood stairs

If you are thinking about building or repairing exterior wood stairs, there are a few things you need to know. Building codes can vary from city to city, so it is important to make sure you are following the correct guidelines. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about building exterior […]