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Summer Commercial Painting Stats 2017

Tim Payne Painting has been doing business with the Housing Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for several years now. Summer time is the busiest for painting projects, because most students are off-campus enjoying their break. This summer, between the first week of May, and the second week of August, our painters did some impressive work!
  • We used 5,480 gallons of paint! That amount of paint weighs 65,760 pounds! The weight is equivalent to two whole school buses!
  • We covered 216,665 linear feet of walls, equaling 41 miles! That is 2 million square feet of walls! That would be like painting the White House 30 times!
  • We cranked out 4,397 painted doors! If you lined the doors up side by side, they would stretch 4 miles long! That’s not including the frames!
  • At any given time, we had enough drop cloths and vinyl, protecting floors, to reach about 2 miles! That would be equivalent to about 8.5 Empire State Buildings!

Investing in Expansion

As Tim Payne Painting continues to expand, we believe in investing in our growth. In order to achieve these goals, we have recently obtained a membership with the Associated General Contractors of America. Although, the services through AGC focus on the East Tennessee area, access to information from other areas is readily available.
The AGC provides daily updates on bids, 24/7 blueprint access, a large training facility, a variety of training courses, and a boardroom- equipped with projectors, and plenty of space. They host several networking events per year, that members like Tim Payne Painting can take advantage of, to make connections with other contractors in our area. The AGC is centrally located- downtown Chattanooga, making it quick and easy for us to access from local job sites.
We are excited to announce this new membership, as we can already see that it will be beneficial to multiple aspects of our company

We’re Painting UTC

blog1Throughout the summer, Tim Payne Painting has been working on multiple projects across the state. Our largest project has been based here at home in Chattanooga. We have had painters at University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC) since May working on the Walker Apartments and UCF Apartments. Our painters have been swiftly and methodically knocking out room after room and floor after floor. Each blog5apartment includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, and kitchen that are each being repainted from flat paint to a tougher semi-gloss paint. The trim in each apartment is being refreshed to its white color, and the doors from black to a more modern white. In addition to rooms, the crew has been painting some lobby areas and hallways to update them from a yellow color to a relaxing tan shade. blog4Our painters are a very dedicated and organized group. In order to achieve the best end result, our painters need to be very organized. The foreman on the job, Alex Payne, does a great job making sure each task gets done blog3well by assigning different people to different things on the job site. They’ve worked hard this summer and will continue to work hard until the job is finished. At Tim Payne Painting we are dedicated, efficient and would love to help you with your next project. If you have any questions about something you are working on or need some help, don’t hesitate to call us. We look forward to working with you.

VOCs and Paint: Affecting the Earth and Your Health

paint cans There are both environmental, and health benefits to paints with zero to low Volatile Organic Compounds, known as VOCs. The EPA has set standards on VOCs, but some levels can still be rather high. While they are emitted at the highest levels during the painting process, the VOCs can continue to expel toxins for years after the paint has dried. Pollution: On average, indoor air quality is 3 to 5 times more toxic than outdoor air the EPA states. One of the biggest benefits to low VOC paint is the higher air quality in your space both during and after the painting process. Paints made with high levels of VOC can cause air pollution that leads to a host of respiratory issues. Odor: Since low VOC paints don’t release strong odors, your space will be ready to use much faster than if it were painted with conventional paints. Allergies: Many people with allergies are not as affected by low VOC paints. Since the odor is minimal and there is a reduction in the indoor allergens, allergy suffers are not as bothered by the painting process. Cost: Low VOC paints are similar in price to their more hazardous counterparts. In some cases low VOC paint can even be a little less costly than conventional paints. Health Concerns: Even after the paint has dried, VOCs continue to be omitted into the air. These VOCs have been linked to a variety of health concerns such as watery eyes, headaches, breathing problems, respiratory disease, and nausea. In some cases the chemicals have also been linked to liver and kidney damage as well as cancer. Cleaning: Cleanup is easy with low VOC paints. Made with water based solvents, low VOC paint is easy to clean with soap and water. Scuffs and smudges can be easily removed without damaging the finish of the paint. Durability: Low VOC paints are even more durable and longer lasting than the alternative paints. Green Choice: Low VOC paints reduce the toxins in the air and are considered the “green choice” among painters. These new paints are more durable and cost effective while being less harmful to your health and the environment.

Before and After Hyde

Before and After Hyde It is always exciting to transform a surface like brick that requires a lot of planning and special paint to turn out beautiful. We enjoy the challenge and we hope our clients enjoy years of lasting value. If you ever find yourself doubting if your project can be done to your expectations and on a budget that is competitive, please call us for a free quote and free advise.