Exterior Water Damage

Water causes more damage in the United States than fire, and California has more water damage than any other state. Flooding and storm damage are considered to be sudden disasters […]

The Question of Exterior Painting and Deferred Maintenance

Published in the ECHO Journal, December 2007 One recent trend in HOA exterior painting can unfortunately summed up by a simple question: “When is it time to repaint?” The unfortunate […]

Guide to Solar-Reflective Paints for Energy-Efficient Homes

The growing category of “green”, energy-efficient paints offers both financial and environmental benefits to consumers. By providing a high return on investment, these paints and roof coatings can greatly benefit […]

Should Your HOA Consider Painting in the Rain?

Painting and construction are expensive, but HOAs can save money by performing some or all of the work during the rainy months.

What’s Important In Painting?

Published in the ECHO Journal, August 2009 Good paint performance depends on good adhesion, and paint adheres best to surfaces that are clean and sound. That’s why contractors make sure […]

VOCs — Clearing the Air

Published in the ECHO Journal, March 2010 Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs as they are commonly called, are an increasing concern in the paints and coatings industry. The continuing regulatory […]

Importance of Color Perception When Choosing Exterior Paint

Color plays a bigger part in our daily lives than we tend to realize. When selecting exterior paint colors for your buildings or property, keep in mind the effects of […]

“Green” Paint Technology

Published in the ECHO Journal, June 2012 Eco-Friendly Products on the Rise Selecting paint for your home, and particularly for an entire HOA, is an investment. The right choice can […]

HOA Guide to Painting: How to Choose the Best Color and Contractor

Repainting the buildings in your association can be a daunting task, but we’ve got you covered. Learn how to select the right colors, what finishes to use, how to prepare […]