Wooster “Alpha” 2 1/2″ Angle Brush

Today I took the Wooster “Alpha” 2 1/2 inch angled sash tool for a test ride. Very nice brush. Stiff enough for nice cutting, yet soft enough to tip off and leave a nice finish on final strokes. The brush loads up well holding plenty of paint nicely without dripping.  At the same time, also releases paint on the substrate as it should. Brush feels good in my hand. I really like this brush. I also noticed it seems to clean easy at the end of the day. I defineatly recommend this brush. I give the Wooster “Alpha” Paint Brush 5 stars. 5-star-rating1


Felida Washington Exterior Painting

Northwest Painting Inc  recently completed exterior painting on a home in Felida Washington.

13240504_562096360616261_11721911764315943_n (1)The exterior was pressure washed, then re-caulked in the areas where old caulking had failed. After prep worked was complete, two full coats of Miller “Evolution” Velvet Paint was applied. “Evolution is Miller Paint’s finest exterior paint. 13012710_553416158150948_5240927953578262866_n.jpg

If you are in need of interior or exterior painting in Felida/Vancouver Washington call Northwest Painting Inc at 360-225-7427



Vancouver Wa Deck Refinishing

13164247_561332130692684_7913270014827040753_n (1)Northwest Painting recently completed a deck refinishing job in Vancouver Washington.

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First the old finish was removed with Storm deck stripper

After finish has been removed a neutralizer/brighter is applied. This neutralizes the stripper, removes dead wood fibers, and restores proper PH levels to the wood.

Next deck is given time to dry and then sanded. Notice how the wood has now brightened up. Sanding removes the raised grain.

Before staining, deck needs to dry 48 hours. Moisture content should be between 10-14% 13177702_560986820727215_908906617144475721_n.jpgNow for the fun part…… Time to stain. On this deck we used Sikkens Cetol SRD Stain  Color used was “Butternut”

The end result is a revitalized deck with a new finish.

Compare the before and after photos

If you are in need of deck staining & refinishing services in the Vancouver Washington area, call Northwest Painting at 360-225-7427 to set up an appointment for a free estimate.

Painting Aluminum Gutters With DTM

People ask can aluminum gutters be painted? The answer is yes. Latex paint holds up just fine on gutters. Any quality acrylic latex paint will hold up just fine.

First they will need to be cleaned. Pressure washer or a by hand with a mild soap and a scrub brush. Rinse soap and allow to dry. Do not paint in direct sun. Paint will set up to quickly show lap marks and will not look right.

 Northwest Painting has painted exteriors of homes all over the Vancouver Washington area. We prefer to use a DTM paint. (Direct to metal) The reason we choose this product is it’s a waterbourne enamel. DTM is fast drying and dries hard. When dry, it lays down and leaves smoother and more durable finish then ordinary house paint. DTM also has excellent color retention. After painting many gutters over the years, we have found this product gives us great results.

Gutters can be painted by brush, roller or spray application. Spraying often requires masking depending on the situation and roof will need to be shielded to protect shingles from overspray. Brushing is probably the easiest and most common method. Always finish with final strokes going from dry to wet to avoid brush and lap marks. We prefer to roll our gutters. This method has given us the best results. Rolling leaves a smooth and consistant finish with no brush marks. With this nethod, you must move fast and know how to apply just the right amount with the proper sized roller cover to avoid roller stipple. When rolled properly, the gutters will look like they were sprayed when dry.

If you are looking for a painting estimate from a licensed and bonded painting contractor in the Vancouver Washington Clark/Cowlitz County area, call Northwest Painting Inc at 360-225-7427 to schedule an appointment. Also visit us on the web http://www.northwestpaintinginc.com/  http://www.vancouver-wa-painter.com/welcome.html

It’s just paint!

When hiring a painting contractor, many people just assume a paint job is a paint job. Painting is painting. This could not be further from the truth. When comparing estimates, the prices can vary quite a bit. Some will just look for the lowest price without realizing the scope of work varies quite a bit from one estimate to another.

Interior Painting


1) Protection: Clean drop cloths? At Northwest Painting we have separate drop cloths for interior painting and older ones for exteriors. We cover furniture with plastic to protect from dust, paint, etc. We also clean up at the end of each day.

2) Prep work: Proper prep is key to a quality paint job. Will electrical plates be removed? Patching. Will patches be textured to match existing texture? Will patches be primed?

3) Trim: Will trim be sanded prior to painting? How many coats?

4) Paint: Not all paint is created equal. All paint companies sell different lines of paint from low-grade paint, middle-grade, and high-grade top of the line paints. What products is your painter using? How many coats?

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1) Prep: A few things to make sure. Is exterior going to be pressure washed? Is the painter using soap like Simple Green? Scraping and sanding loose or peeling paint? Priming bare wood? Caulking? Covering up to protect surfaces like concrete, roof, landscaping, etc?

2) Paint: What products will be used? How many coats?

A good painting estimate should be detailed. It should list prep procedures, materials to be used, and number of coats to be applied.

Northwest Painting is based in Woodland Washington and specializes in residential repaints in the Vancouver Washington area. We are licensed, bonded and insured. Wa Lic # NORTHP1854D6.

We take the time to cover up and protect. We go the extra mile on prep work and we use top of the line products applying two full coats of paint. Call Northwest Painting to schedule an appointment for a free estimate. 360-225-7427