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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exterior painting to this beautiful tudor in Short Hills, NJ completed in 2013 by Rutgers Permanent Painting. 25 year warranty!

On the Job: Midhurst Road in Short Hills

Take a look at this home in Short Hills, NJ.  Why is some of the siding in the photo below sanded bare while other boards still have the old paint?  It’s because Permanent Paint can be applied over existing paint as long as it is not peeling.  The paint on the dark brown (unsanded) areas […]

The best painters in the world never stop learning.

Regular meetings and training sessions are an important part of keeping our quality high and our customers happy.  During this training, our top foremen and painters discuss the best techniques, strategies and products to tackle our current roster of projects.  Rutgers Permanent Painting owner Kevin Sheridan is seen here reporting to our foremen our latest […]

Attention to detail is critical during sanding on this Essex Fells home.

        Good preparation and a clean, solid base is critical in making a paint job last.  Sanding is underway at this Essex Fells home that features great architectural details like the corbel pictured above.  Sanding the corbel and the surrounding soffit to bare wood ensures a great surface for bonding primer application. […]