Archive for June, 2013


Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

We are coming out of a wet winter and very damp spring, with high humidity levels and warm temperatures, creating the perfect environment for mold and mildew growth.  It is a misconception that a little bleach and water with kill the mold or mildew but in reality, will only remove the stain.

The key to killing it as well as preventing mold and mildew growth is to locate the source of moisture. It may be as simple as inadequate airflow, to something more serious like a broken or leaky pipe.  The next step would be to kill the mold with a “mold killer” solution, remove the stain, apply a mold and mildew shield.  This will keep your surface mold & mildew free. Forrest Paint Co. carries a line of  Jomax® products for the interior as well as the exterior of your home. Remember that cleaning mold or mildew allows the spores to become airborne.  So protect yourself with the essentials for mold and mildew removal or call a professional to help take care of the problem.

Here are some mold and mildew solutions we carry at Forrest Paint:


  • Mold and Mildew Killer (kills mold, mildew, bacteria, non bleach formula)
  • Mold and Mildew Stain Remover (fast acting bleach formula)
  • Mold and Mildew Shield (creates an invisible surface barrier to prevent growth)
  • House Cleaner and Mildew Killer (kills  mold removes dirt and stains scrub free)
  • House Wash (removes mildew stains algae and dirt works on all siding and fences)
  • Mildewcide ( an additive for int/ext paint to prevent the growth of mold and mildew)


The tools you will need to paint your wood stove

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Please follow this link to the video on the tools you will need to prepare you wood stove for painting.


Choosing Paint Colors

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Choosing paint colors for you home can often be a difficult and overwhelming decision.  The colors available are endless, and how do you choose the ones that will look best on your house? Here are a few tips on helping make the decision that works for you.

Limit your options

Instead of standing in front of a color display, trying to get ideas from a selection of 1300 or so colors, make some small choices on what colors you think you may like and narrow your options down. Driving around and looking at other houses is a great way to get ideas!

Get Samples

Sample containers of paint are always available to purchase. Get a few and try different colors out.  This gives you the option to apply paint on a large color test sheet or directly on your house. Now you can stand back and get a much better idea of how the color will look in the actual environment it will be in.

Use Contrasting Colors

After you have chosen your wall or body color, use contrasting colors for your trim or accent.  Similar colors tend to look slightly bland and plain. Contrasting colors will be eye catching and very appealing.

There are many more techniques for choosing your colors, and there really is no wrong way to pick them. In the end, the most important thing is that you are happy with your finished project.

Mark D.




Tips to refinish your deck

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Refinishing a deck can look and seem intimidating, but with the help of the right products, it doesn’t have to be. Forrest Paint Company has everything you need to refinish your deck from start to finish. Forget the idea that decks need to be sanded before refinishing, and forget the idea that pressure washing is a necessary step in deck preparation (this actually can damage the wood.) With the help of Forrest Paint’s “Exterior Finish Remover,” removing previous deck coatings is simple. Mop, roll, or brush the product on then simply wait 15-20 min. Light agitation with a deck brush will help speed up the process (tougher finishes may require a longer wait period) then rinse off with a garden hose and spray nozzle. Yes, it’s really that easy! If you don’t have a finish coat to remove, Forrest Paint’s “Deck Cleaner” will do the cleaning for you. Application is the same as the Exterior Finish Remover. Apply, wait, and rinse. To brighten the wood up, and bring back more of a natural look before coating, use Forrest Paint’s “Wood Brightener.”  For your topcoat, Forrest Paint’s Restore-X® Penetrating Deck Stain is a product designed to penetrate wood and provide excellent durability. Ideal application for this product is brushing but it can also be applied with a roller, pad or sprayer. If spraying, we recommend back brushing to help avoid applying too much product. Basically, refinishing a deck is only as difficult as you make it. Picking the right products and tools can turn the tedious job into a much more pleasant experience.

Mark D

Tip Replacement for a clogged high temp paint can

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Check out our new video on solving the issue of a clogged tip on a Stove Bright® high temp paint can.