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EPA Enforces RRP Rule

The RRP Rule is part of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act is targeted toward contractors working in buildings built before 1978. Essentially it states that contractors be trained and perform techniques to reduce potential exposure to lead.

According to an article on the EPA website¬†the EPA announced 61 enforcement actions in 2014 that led […]

Add Your Business to Our Contractor Directory

If you have a contracting business or are involved in the painting and home improvement industry, please put your name on our directory and get a little more exposure.

Folks looking for contractors will be able to sort through the list and find just the right one to get the job done.

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TRAINING FOR PAINTERS

Durability and Design ezine had an article stating that the MPI Institute has updated their online training course with a new category of Maintenance Painting. The Masters Painting Institute has been around for decades now and is best known for their list of equivalent generic paint types, a useful tool for specification writing.

MPI has […]

Benjamin Moore Transforms Through 2013

A customer emailed me the other day with a question.

“A customer owns an all wood siding 2story house in key west he rents. I’m schedule to go and paint it. He said the paint store over there says the Regal Ext is a better paint for that area. I’m leaning on Moore Glo. In […]

A Little Information

As I write this, there is a huge winter storm raging across the mid-Atlantic and eastern seaboard states.¬† In Miami, this is some of the best weather for painting, cool and dry and no worries for rain. Even the bugs aren’t bad at this time of year.

I remember a while ago, a long time […]

Happy Earth Day!

Woo-Hoo! Its Earth Day. Folks all over are turning out their lights for an hour or recycling some trash. For painting contractors, it is a new opportunity for the government to get in your business because today marks the first day of enforcement for the new Lead Safe rules. The rule states that contractors who […]

EPA Lead Laws Enforceable December 2009

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Beginning in December 2008, the rule will require that contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint provide to owners and occupants of child care facilities and to parents and guardians of children under age six that attend child care facilities built prior to 1978.

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What does your contract say?

We had a painter call up and ask for help with a driveway he painted a few weeks back. Seems it was beginning to blister in some areas from vapor pressure coming up from the ground below it. “What could be wrong?”, he pleaded. “I did it everything right. I used Palmolive dish soap and […]

Promoting Your Company with BM’s Help

In these times you have to make sure your potential customers see your company as a better value than the cheap thrill of riff-raff handy-men and day laborers. You need to let people know you are better and professional but how does that happen when you’re busy on the job? Let Benjamin Moore help you! […]

Coral Gables Looking for Dirty Roofs

12/30/2008: GOT A DIRTY ROOF? CITY OF CORAL GABLES WILL BE CHECKING EXTERIOR STRUCTURES OF HOMES & BUSINESSES BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY

Dirty roofs have become a serious issue in the City of Coral Gables. So much so, that beginning this February, Code Enforcement officers will be conducting a sweep to check that […]