What is OSB Board?

In a period of time none of us will soon forget, the late Spring/early Summer protesting of 2020, which in many cases turned beyond aggressive, was a catalyst for a seemingly infinite number of phenomena. From the societally significant to things that may seem like minutiae to the majority of us, the effects were felt […]

Polyurethane vs. Varnish

When it comes to wood finishes, it seems like the options are infinite in terms of what types of wood finishing systems may be the best fit for your particular project in both allowing maximum beauty & durability in balance with whatever conditions may be at play. Two prominent finishes that, when applied properly and […]

The Overly Annoying Woodpecker

There are few pests hitting up people’s homes that approach the level of modern annoyances more so than New England woodpeckers. Don’t get me wrong. Termites, carpenter ants, mice, carpenter bees, etc., are all unwelcome guests which cause enormous amounts of damage to our homes and businesses on a yearly basis, but for some reason, […]

What is Cedar Bleed?

When painting the outside of your home, there are a number of head scratching odd phenomena that can occur. Lopco Painting Co. They tend to rear their head in various forms. Some being super unsightly. Some being not really noticeable, but once you see them, they are hard to ignore moving forward. These annoying nuisances […]

What is Putty Used for in Construction?

When nailing up a piece of wood, composite, or other miscellaneous material, often one of two things occur. If you are nailing with some type of pressurized nail gun, there is a hole on the backside of the nail head that is formed. If something is being nailed in by hand, there may not be […]

What Affects the Price of Wood?

What Affects the Price of Wood?

In the Summer of 2020, I needed (3) 20’ long, 5/4” x 6” pieces of pressure treated decking for a deck repair we were doing in Providence, RI. Let me emphasis the number ‘3’, I literally needed three pieces of wood. These pieces of wood however were nowhere to be found. One of the things […]

Opening Pandora’s Box

Anyone that owns a home with even a little bit of age to it (and quite many times, even much newer homes!), is susceptible to the idea of opening ‘Pandora’s Box’ any time they go to repair a piece of rotted exterior wood on their home. When taking off the rotted components, there is a […]

How to Get Pet Urine Smell Out of Hardwood Floors…

    You may or may not fall into the category of folks that are faced with a certain head-scratching dilemma which can be the bane of existence for some.    Even if you are not personally experiencing this, there is a strong chance you know someone that has had to deal with it.    The scenario I […]

What is the Best Waterproofing for Wood??

  If there is natural wood in one form or another around the exterior of your home, at some point in time you may have wondered, “What is the best way to go about making sure it is protected from moisture damage?”  Perhaps you are one of those folks that is ultra-diligent and uber-protective of your home’s exterior and are […]

What Causes Wood to Rot?

  One of the items that pops up in conversation most frequently when having a discussion with someone about painting the exterior of their home, is rotted wood.   Obviously, rotted wood is not something that you want to paint over, it is something that should be addressed in one way, shape, or form. Perhaps […]