Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Explained

Solvents in paints, pastes and coatings are used to transfer them to the substrate they are being applied to. Once they do, the solvents are released into the atmosphere by evaporation. Solvents like varsol, mineral spirits, lacquer thinner, alcohol and methyl hydrate...

Leadership in The Painting Business

Vancouvers Best Painters Proper job planning and on-site job management (supervision and control) are important factors that contribute to profitably accomplishing a professional painting/decorating job. The first part of this module focuses on the skills and...

Moisture-related Problems When Painting

Vancouvers Best Painters We have covered a variety of finish problems that can be caused by moisture. However, because moisture is a major concern in the trade, further discussion is warranted. You will see that many moisture-related problems are caused by...

Supervising Employees in the Painting Industry

Vancouvers Best Painters The supervisor’s job at Canada’s Best Painters does not just involve the technical aspect of the job, but also the “people” part. This involves getting along with and motivating the employees as well as handling employee problems. Typically,...

Choosing the Paint Colour for Your Home

Vancouvers Best Painters We’ve all had customers who just could not decide on the colours they wanted for their paint job. Whether they had selected poorly in the past, then had to repaint, or just have difficulty visualizing how the sample chip would translate to the...