Spreading The World of Contracting





Saturday, June 25, 2016

Knowing Your Measurements

Knowing how to read a tape measure, measuring tape, ruler, measuring wheel and distance measure is crucial to any project! It will determine if you will need to make one cut (get it right the first time) or many cuts and if your cuts are to long or to short. Measuring tools are a lifeline to anyone working with their hands. Either in construction, painting, remodeling, tailoring, carpentry, sewing, woodworkers, cabinet makers, landscaping etc. Measurement reading will determine if your project will be a success or failure.









Sunday, November 15, 2015

Difference Between Eco Friendly & Normal Paint



Conventional Paint and VOCs

When you open a can of conventional paint what you'll see is a creamy blend of plasticizers, adhesives, hardeners, pigments, biocides, drying accelerators, solvents and more. The solvents used in conventional paints are Volatile Organic Compounds. VOCs help hold the ingredients in a blended state while the paint is liquid, but they escape to the air when the paint is applied. Outdoors, VOCs combine with other airborne pollutants to create smog. Indoors, VOCs and plasticizers contribute to unhealthy indoor air, and extended exposure to these hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) can lead to respiratory and metabolic illness, headaches and a host of other disorders. Conventional paints may continue emitting trace portions of VOCs, biocides and plasticizers for more than a year after application.

Low-VOC Paints

EPA regulations allow interior water-based house paints, for instance, to contain up to 250 grams of VOCs per liter of paint. Many communities have set the bar lower; in San Francisco, flat wall paint is limited to 50 grams per liter (g/L). Some paint brands feature house paints with 50 g/L VOCs, and paints that are free of VOCs altogether are now common as well. Paint companies often tout these products as an environmentally friendly option, but the eco-reality is a bit more complicated. These products may still contain HAPs, and adding colorants to some low-VOC paints can kick the VOC measurement up as high as 190 g/L.

Conventional Paint and VOCs

When you open a can of conventional paint what you'll see is a creamy blend of plasticizers, adhesives, hardeners, pigments, biocides, drying accelerators, solvents and more. The solvents used in conventional paints are Volatile Organic Compounds. VOCs help hold the ingredients in a blended state while the paint is liquid, but they escape to the air when the paint is applied. Outdoors, VOCs combine with other airborne pollutants to create smog. Indoors, VOCs and plasticizers contribute to unhealthy indoor air, and extended exposure to these hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) can lead to respiratory and metabolic illness, headaches and a host of other disorders. Conventional paints may continue emitting trace portions of VOCs, biocides and plasticizers for more than a year after application.

Low-VOC Paints

EPA regulations allow interior water-based house paints, for instance, to contain up to 250 grams of VOCs per liter of paint. Many communities have set the bar lower; in San Francisco, flat wall paint is limited to 50 grams per liter (g/L). Some paint brands feature house paints with 50 g/L VOCs, and paints that are free of VOCs altogether are now common as well. Paint companies often tout these products as an environmentally friendly option, but the eco-reality is a bit more complicated. These products may still contain HAPs, and adding colorants to some low-VOC paints can kick the VOC measurement up as high as 190 g/L
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Friday, July 17, 2015

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Free and Low Cost Business Courses and Business Plan Courses.

My Own Business offers Start a Business, Business Expansion and Business Plan Courses. www.myownbusiness.org

U.S. Small Business Administrations has all the information any small business owner or starter could need! It even offers courses to help you achieve your business goals.  wwwsba.gov 

Small Business Development Center Kutztown University of Pennsylvania has over 90 Online Learning Programs. This is one of the largest collection of free, on-demand entrepreneurial training resources www.kutztownsbdc.org