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Paint Disposal In Calgary

Eco Star Painting is an Eco-Friendly Painting Company in Calgary and we prefer to be environmentally responsible when using paint and other related chemicals. We prefer to use paints that do not emit harmful VOC’s into the atmosphere, including your home or business. We typically give our clients leftover paint for touch-ups and are often asked where to…

Benjamin Moore Color Of The Year for 2018 Is Caliente AF-290

Nice Color For A Dining Room! Caliente AF-290 is a Bold Red Color Benjamin Moore has just announced that their 2018 color of the year is  Caliente AF-290. It’s a striking red color that is well suited for a Dining Room in my opinion. Over the years we have painted many dining rooms red but this…

Porter Cable 7800 Wall Sander Review

Why Eco Star Painting Uses A Dustless Wall Sander One of the everyday tasks for interior painters in Calgary is sanding walls. Many years ago we used to perform this job the old fashioned way with a Pole Sander and a lot of elbow grease. It can be quite a physical and tiresome activity if…

How To Test For Moisture In Wood Before Painting

Is It Safe to Stain? Have you ever wondered if a wood surface is dry enough to paint after a rainy couple of days? It may be dry to the touch but a wood substrate (or surface) needs to be technically dry before applying a coating —-or it will eventually fail! Don’t rush to paint until you…

Trophy Painting in Calgary

Trophy Painting In Calgary By Eco Star Painting Eco Star Painting first met Randy, the owner of First Class Engraving, in March of 2015 when we were contracted to finish the interior painting of his home. Randy had undertaken some renovations which included the basement and parts of the main floor. The work entailed painting…

Restoring A Cedar Deck From Start To Finish

The Backstory: The homeowners were very unhappy with the weathered and dirty look of their cedar deck. It had taken on an almost charcoal-gray color in appearance. Plain and simple, it was dirty and the original stain had deteriorated! When the deck was new, a coat of Sikkens Translucent Stain was applied in a color…

Exterior Painting Calgary: Renfrew Job

How To Paint An Old Calgary Stucco House Exterior and Deck?   Questions I’ll Try to Answer In This Article: Where do you start? What are the challenges? What is the Best way to Prep the house? What kind of primer is needed? How were the cracks in the stucco fixed? What is the best…

Graco 395 Finish Pro Review | Air Assisted Airless Sprayer

Graco 395 Finish Pro Yes, this is a picture of my Graco 395 FP purchased in 2013 Why am I writing about it 4 years later? Because it has held up well and I didn’t have a Blog back then. 🙂 Seriously, we do not pull this rig out every day to use. When you…

Calgary Deck Painting | How to Prep And Stain A Deck

Basic Prep Work Required For The Job The above Deck was painted by Eco Star Painting in 2013. We stripped it down using a power sander, scrapers, and a little elbow grease.First, we used  50 grit sandpaper using a 1/4 sheet Porter Cable Palm Sander. After most of the paint is removed, we use  80…

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