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Athens Painting Tips

For professional painting tips from the local Athens painters at Berry Coating, please check out our blog posts below. You'll find we cover all sorts of topics, from interior and exterior painting to proper pressure washing tecniques and how to keep your deck looking great. Have a specific question related to the services we offer, or want to schedule an estimate with one of our painting contractors? Give us a call today!




Should I Spray or Should I Brush Now

Rapidly changing technology affects every aspect of modern life, even when it comes to painting our Athens homes. The methods used to apply modern paints and coatings have changed over time, as well. Understanding all the new products and procedures used in exterior painting techniques enables consumers to get the best, longest-lasting paint jobs possible. […]




Perfectly Painted Popcorn (Ceiling)

Painting popcorn ceiling can be an enjoyable interior painting project if you are a do-it-yourself kind of person –  and love painting of course!  If not, you can always call your Athens painting contractor. Popcorn ceilings have nothing to do with popcorn other than the fact that they have a texture which looks like popcorn […]




Shutters Making You Shudder?

If the exterior of your Athens home is looking a little worse for wear these days, painting the house shutters on your home may be all you have to do to give it a fresh, updated look. While this isn’t the hardest exterior painting project, there are certain things you can do to make it […]




Time to Apply a Little Pressure

Pressure washing is a great way to clean the grunge and grime from Athens concrete driveways, pathways and patios. By using a pressure washer properly, you’ll eliminate ugly oil stains and the danger that someone will slip on slick dirt or muck. A pressure washing machine is not always easy to handle, and should you […]




Complements = Compliments

Picking out paint colors can be a confusing experience, leaving you racked with indecision as you peruse swatches from paint companies intent on re-creating all of the 7 million colors distinguishable to the human eye. Interior painting Trying to figure out which of those colors will mix harmoniously on your Athens living room wall is […]




Mask On, Mask Off

Masking off baseboard and other trim is a great way to get a professional-looking interior paint job. You’ll get a crisp, clean paint line where the walls meet the trim. And the job will go quicker because you’ll avoid the time-consuming “cutting in” with the paintbrush and cleaning up paint spatters from your woodwork.  Of […]




Not Ready For Prime Time?

Overview: The Benefits of Primer One of the most powerful tools in your professional Athens painting contractor’s arsenal is what goes underneath the paint – the primer. Primer is an excellent problem-solver that’s less like paint and more like glue. It sticks to whatever you’re prepping and turns it into a smooth, uniform surface that’s […]




Sagging & Cracking & Flaking … Oh My!

Sometimes you’ll encounter problems in the existing surface that you must fix before repainting. Some of the problems are the result of poor-quality paint. Others are the consequence of inadequate preparation or poor application techniques. Some of the most common problems are shown here, along with an explanation of their causes (so you can avoid […]




The Skinny on Paint Thinner

Paint does not need to curdle to require paint thinner. Paint starts to thicken when exposed to open air for a long time. However, this does not mean that you have to throw away the previous paint and buy a new can. The job of the paint thinner is to change the consistency of the […]




Don’t Make Me Say It – Just Match My Paint Please

Maybe you’ve created your own custom color for your interior painting project from paints lying around the basement, only to find that you can’t figure out how to replicate it. Or perhaps you moved into an Athens home with a paint color scheme that you love, but it needs some touching up. You head over […]




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If you are interested in more painting tips from your local Athens painter, please call Berry Coating at 706-769-7172 or complete our online request form.

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