Tuesday, August 23, 2016

End Of Summer Special

Monday, July 18, 2016

Gluten Free Pressure Washing

The last few years has seen a steady increase of business in pressure washing services in Salem Oregon. Every handy man and lawn care service has jumped on board to add it to their up sell in services provided. So with all the options out there how does a home or business owner choose the right match? For many it will be a price based decision with least   expensive bid and whatever review rating they can drum up online for legitimacy. Fair enough, as I make some purchasing decisions the exact same way. But you are not purchasing a tv or appliance here.
All services have a niche. Far to many companies over reach by providing a bit more than they really understand how to do. Fast Finish specializes in sealers and coatings with an emphasis on restoration. Just like the ingredients in bread. Not All bread tastes good, and we have our preferences. Our preference  was to become experts in preservation, longevity and address the problem of cleaning with pressure washing from the standpoint of a consumer not having to spend so much time and money doing it every year. In order to do that we needed to become experts in protection of the surfaces needing the cleaning. Whatever surface that is, Fast Finish is sure to have a solution to protect and beautify it so that it has to be cleaned less frequently and definitely easier to clean when it does need it. That is at the heart and core of every cleaning. Normal pressure washing can degrade and break down the surface over time. Having the right company like Fast finish of Salem Oregon  do it insures that the surface not only gets cleaned but lasts longer as well.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Sealers and Coatings

Sealers penetrate the surface while coatings rely on adheasion. Good sealers offer protection even after surface wear. You can see this in the nano type sealers where water continues to bead up.
For details on what sealer is best for you contact Fast Finish experts at 503-749-5001 and they will get you going in the right direction with options....

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Paints vs.Stains

 First thing to know-
 Water-based stains can adhere to water or oil-based coatings already present on the wooden surface. Water-based stains can be cleaned up with water.
Oil-based stains will only adhere to wood previously stained with an oil-based product. 

So which one is the best? The answer is not as simple as one over the other, but the conditions and exposure of the surface that determines the best application.
When dealing with wood decks, you have to consider it's direct exposure or enclosure of the wood. paints are coatings and they do not penetrate the substrate like stains. they are a thin adhesive film that can wear down or off over time. Stains penetrate into the surface and also condition the wood. The airflow beneath a deck can also be a big factor. A deck that can absorb moisture can rot quicker. If water can constantly sit on the surface, then stain is better than paint. In damp moisture prone climates wood will be absorbed under the paint and trap in the moisture and rot. If the deck is enclosed, paint will provide a more uniform appearance to the surface. 
The same can be said for sealers and coatings for concrete. Coatings float on top whereas sealers actually penetrate. The coatings are more eye appealing but require heavier maintenance long term. sealers penetrate the pores rather than covering them and relying on the adhesive nature of a coating to protect the finish....
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