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Painting Tool Reviews

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…

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How To Test For Moisture In Wood Before Painting

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 test it or give it…

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How to Prep And Stain A Deck- Pro Tips

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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