The Space Needle, Seattle’s most known landmark debuted at the Worlds Fair in 1962. It was painted a shade of what would be best described as Crayola’s burnt-sienna orange. The designers however called it “Galaxy Gold”.
The Space Needle hasn’t adorned that color in quite some time, but to commemorate the landmarks 50th Anniversary it’s going to its RETRO roots as it were, and being painted Galaxy Gold again!
And the paint I might add is being supplied by none other than Miller Paint. Proudly coloring your world since 1890!
Big things happening in the Seattle, Wa market for Miller Paint!
As we did about a year ago in the Portland area, we are taking over business operations of Kelly-Moore stores in Seattle. What is different is that we will keep those locations open.
Please check out our website… for more details and information on this acquisition!
Thanks for your continued support!
Spring time, Project time! As it starts to dry out (as much as it can in the Pac NW in Spring), we start thinking of heading outdoors again. Sitting out on the deck early morning with a cup of coffee watching the sunrise, or heading out for the ever loved barbeque! We have to take advantage of the good days when we get them!
Now is the time to get your deck spruced up for just those occasions! Cause what’s better than heading out your back door to enjoy your beautiful, and protected deck?
If you plan to stain your deck, here’s the right way to get the best results. First you may wonder why you can’t just go out and sweep off the dirt and get staining… Well, whether you have new wood or old wood there are 2 things we recommend you do, sanding and power washing. Both are recommended but sanding is always the best method to ensure a clean porous surface.
Dirt, weathering, and Mill Glaze are three causes of coatings failures on wood. They not only prevent good penetration and adhesion, but if you are using a translucent finish it alters the look you are trying to achieve.
The following instructions are for new or weathered uncoated wood…
First: Get yourself a basic garden sprayer. Apply a solution of 4oz. TSP, 1quart of household bleach, and 3quarts of water to DRY wood, keeping it wet with the solution for 5-20 minutes.
Second: For the most effective cleaning, keeping the wood wet you lightly scrub with a synthetic bristle brush to remove dirt, mildew spores, mill glaze and old weathered finishes.
Third: Thoroughly rinse with a power washer @500 PSI, keeping the nozzle AT LEAST 8-12 inches from the surface. Doing this any closer than that pushes the water entirely too deep into the wood and can cause a lot of damage.
Fourth: WAIT 3 days after cleaning to allow wood to dry completely before sanding. Use an electric sander with 60-80 grit sandpaper for the floor surfaces and 80-120 grit sandpaper for the vertical surfaces. Hardwoods however should be sanded with 60 grit or less. Always sanding in the direction of the grain.
Fifth: Thoroughly remove all sanding dust with vacuum, broom or blower before applying stain. Any leftover will absorb the stain and prevent penetration.
You are ready to stain, so come on down to your local Miller Paint Store & get going!
One of my favorite parts of Spring is the rebirth of color. The trees start budding their leaves and blossoms, and the bulbs are popping up their sprouts in gardens everywhere.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, I appreciate it even more. With so many wet, gray days even throughout the Spring months, that pop of color amongst the otherwise sometimes dreary façade is especially great!
Hmm… makes me want to bring that feeling indoors! And so comes the inspiration for indoor cleaning and sprucing up! Maybe do a little painting?
What color would you most like to bring into your home for the Spring?
It’s human nature to want to get the best bang for your buck. So why buy higher end paint? The number of reasons may surprise you! Paint comes in a variety of types specifically designed for different purposes. Within those types, there are also a variety of quality levels. So how do you choose which paint is right for you? At Miller Paint CO, we’re here to help you get the most from you paint.
Better dirt resistance means less scrubbing resulting in longer paint life. $$
Better Mildew resistance means less repaints. $$
Better coverage means using less paint, as well as less time. $$$
More refined solids mean less brush lines or roller marks. $$
Thicker paint means less splatter, and less damage to flooring, and trim. $$
Less chalking in Exterior paint means less repaints. $$
Better flexibility in Exterior paint means less cracking, peeling, or blistering resulting in less repaints. $$$$
What this means for you is that the extra $5 to $10 per gallon you spend in the beginning will save you a whole lot more in the long run!
To better serve our Weekend Warriors we are opening more of our locations on Sundays!
Starting April 15th, 2012 these locations will be open 11am to 4pm:
Alberta Street (Portland)
Ashland Street (Ashland,OR)
Corvallis – (Now open 10am-2pm. Starting Apr.15th will be open 11am-4pm)
Division Street (Portland)
Salmon Creek (Vancvouver,WA)
See you soon on Sunday at a store near you!