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How serious is your painter about lead dust?

The EPA regulates and licenses painting contractors to make sure they are using lead-safe practices when sanding homes built before 1978.  One of the safety regulations requires the use of plastic on the ground to catch paint dust that escapes the vacuums used with sanders.  When the situation calls for it, or there’s a breeze, […]

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Preserving History: Rutgers Painting at the Crane House

The paint was failing on the Montclair Historical Society’s Israel Crane House.  Built in 1796, The Crane house needed careful attention, so hiring the right painting contractor was essential.  Rutgers Painting’s 22 years of painting expertise and 25 year warranty paint system was the society’s choice. Work began this week with our crew carefully stripping […]

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Rev Run’s Renovation marathon tonight on DIY!

Tonight on DIY!  All 10 episodes of Rev Run’s Renovation starting at 6:30 pm.  Sweet!  We’ll be glued to our TVs at Rutgers Painting, so watch with us and don’t miss any of the drama and stunning reveals as they re-do one room each episode.  (If you’re seeing this post after Saturday, February 1st….you missed […]

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Rev Run surprises Justine and Rutgers Painting gets to help!

http://youtu.be/2UGW-sJWjkQ Rev Run tells Justine he’s going to turn the Master Bedroom balcony into a “man cave”.  In actuality, he’s planning a surprise for Justine with some help from Kevin Sheridan from Rutgers Painting. Watch the Rev Run’s Renovations marathon this Saturday, February 1st stating at 6pm on DIY network.  The last two episodes are […]

The color choice map

Interior or exterior painting, there’s nothing as frustrating as seeing the wrong color put up in the wrong spot!  Unless you stand around waiting for someone to open the can of paint so you can pounce, how can you as the color master make sure the right shades get put in the right spots? Draw […]

Rutgers Painting featured on 2 more episodes of Rev Run’s Renovation!

Were you planning on going out Saturday night?  Forget it.  Tune in to DIY this Saturday night (January 11, 2014)  for 2 new episodes of Rev Run’s Renovation!  10pm and 10:30pm. Rutgers Painting is featured in both episodes!  Last week’s premier episode was a big ratings draw for DIY and we’ll be happy to take […]

The right primer for exterior painting.

There’s a different type of primer for use on just about every surface or stain on a house.  There are unique primers needed for stucco, aluminum, vinyl and wood.  There are different primers needed for the various types of wood siding or shingles used in the homes of New Jersey.  It can get a little […]

Great exterior paint jobs start with exacting preparation.

Putting a nice, even coat of paint on the trim makes a house look great.  Putting a nice, even coat of paint on the window panes and roof makes customers throw rocks at us. That’s one of the reasons we spend so much time on plastic coverage and taping. We’ve posted a lot of beautiful […]