Thanksgiving Buckets of Love

“These Folks are not just nameless faces, they are our neighbor”

Since 2012 Affinity’s Painting launched the Buckets of Love campaign to help feed families in the community during Thanksgiving. What started with 120 paint buckets filled to the brim with a turkey and all the timings has now grown thanks to our projects and contribution from our communities. As of 2015 Affinity Painting has provided over 3,000 Thanksgiving dinners to your communities.

“To us, as a painting contractor, the “bucket” signifies many things – a stool when taking a break, a lunch pail for lugging around our lunch while at a jobsite, a step ladder for those hard to reach places, a bucket to mix our paint and carry our tools. It’s the single most important item for us which is the reason why we use it to warm many hearts.”–Albert Abad Co-Founder, Affinity Painting Inc

Want to paint an even better future?

Join Affinity Painting in giving back.

Contact Albert Abad at 877-ASK-WE-PAINT

Find out more at http://affinity-painting.com/buckets-of-love/

 

Effective Pressure Washing

Effective Pressure-washing: A Key to Creating Exceptional Paint Jobs

Whether you own business or personal property, it’s in your best interests to keep your property in the best possible condition. In order to stay on top of maintenance, there are many routine tasks that must be periodically performed. Painting is one such task, and a good paint job can revitalize the look and feel of your property, not to mention preserving its value.

In order to lay the groundwork for the best possible paint job, it’s often necessary to thoroughly clean any surfaces that need paint. One of the best ways to pre-clean surfaces is to pressure-wash them, but producing an exceptional pressure-washing job is easier said than done.

Keys to Effective Pressure-washing of Surfaces

1. Use the Best Equipment: The two popular types of pressure washers include electric powered and gas powered. Whichever type is preferred by a given homeowner, professional-grade models usually do the best job. Professional-grade equipment brings power to the table for you and easily cleans resistant stains.

2. Use the Best Techniques: Even the best machines need skilled operators to get the best out of them. Our pressure-washing specialists have significant experience in the field and can perform to a professional level as a result. This saves you time, money and effort while simultaneously protecting your property.

3. The use of chemical cleaners like TSP (Trisudium Phosphate) or degreasers such as Simple Green, Krud Kutter thru a chemical injector or various size tips will save time and prevent severer damage to the surface.

Some Benefits of Professional Pressure-washing

Ensuring the cleanliness of your walls, patio, decking, roof and other areas can extend the life of these structures. Professional pressure-washing can strip away contaminants from walls, making it easy for primer and paint to adhere to these surfaces. This allows for superior and long-lasting paint jobs.

There is a lot that goes into maintaining your property. Pressure-washing before a paint job allows your building to look not only pristine but importantly uncover any hidden damage that is beneath the paint.

Why don’t you give us a call 877-ASK-WE-PAINT.

Are 5-Year Paint Products Different From 20-Year Paint Products?

If you’re looking to paint the interior or exterior of your home, you want to invest in a paint product that’s made to last. Perhaps you’ve noticed that some paints are warrantied for 10 or 20 years while others are only warrantied for five. The longer-lasting paints usually cost more, so it’s tempting to just reach for the cheaper can and assume that everything will be fine. Before you stock up on budget paints, consider some of the important factors that can impact paint quality.

All Paints Are Not Created Equal

There are numerous factors that determine how long a paint will last, especially on the exterior of a home. For instance, water-based paints hold up much better than their oil-based alternative because they naturally stretch. Oil-based paints remain stationary and are therefore more prone to cracking and peeling when changing weather conditions cause the siding to expand and contract.

A five-year paint may be water- or oil-based, but it usually doesn’t offer much in the way of premium ingredients like high-quality pigments or abrasion-resistant coatings. Paints with these types of protective formulas tend to have longer warranties because they really do last longer.

What Sets Premium Paints Apart?

Though water-based paints offer greater durability, these paints themselves can vary drastically in quality. All paints consist of solid polymers known as binders, which are used to hold the pigment (color) in place. The binders in a water-based paint may consist of 100 percent acrylic, vinyl acrylic, or another acrylic compound. Higher-quality binders provide greater color protection and a longer-lasting paint job, so a truly premium paint will use a superior binder like 100 percent acrylic.

It’s also important to consider the ratio of pigment to solid. The binder is your solid material, and the pigment represents your color in liquid form. A premium-grade paint may consist of as much as 45 percent solids, while a cheaper five-year paint may contain less than 30 percent solids.

Finally, premium-grade paints typically contain helpful additives for enhanced protection and longevity. These additives may include thickeners for denser brush strokes and surfactants for faster adhesion to the surface. When it comes to paint, it’s almost always worth it to spend a bit more. The results will save you a great deal of money in the long run.

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Buckets of Love

We started our Buckets of Love campaign 2012, Affinity Painting is not just here to serve our clients, it part of the community it serves. That is what Buckets of love is all about! These folks are not just nameless faces, they are our neighbors.

Our thanksgiving campaign has provided over 4,200 Thanksgiving meals to families around your communities. These Buckets of Love are filled with a full-sized turkey plus all of the trimmings to feed any family. We believe that a home becomes a home with a warm holiday meal.

During the month of December, our Christmas campaign is targeted toward providing warmth to the homeless. Each Bucket of Love contains a new sleeping bag and warm goodies such as socks, gloves, blanket, and even a waterproof poncho. We have continued to provide over 2,700 Buckets of Love to the homeless in partnership with the Midnight Mission to reach those living in Skid row.

To us, as a painting contractor, the “Bucket” signifies many things – a stool when taking a break, a lunch pail for lugging around our lunch while at a job-site, a step ladder for those hard to reach places, a bucket to mix your paint and carry our tools. It is the single most important item for us, which is why we chose to use it to warm many hearts.

May you and your family continue to be blessed on Thanksgiving as we move forward together to give even more.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Affinity Painting Family!