When it comes to home painting, numbers matter: the number of coats to apply, the number of years a paint job will last and more. When it comes to painting the home exterior, aesthetics drive most decisions, but you shouldn’t ignore the math when choosing your paint.

"Things like cost and coverage rate should be taken into account," said Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert at the Paint Quality Institute. "But some other numbers are much more important." Every paint job involves three key numerical decision points.

In an effort to inform homeowners as to the best practices for preserving historic homes, the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS) will be present a discussion titled, “The Mysteries of Paint Protection” this Sunday, April 13, at 7 p.m.
Presenters Pacific Northwest Painters & Construction (PNPC) will discuss what products and practices should be used when removing old paint, or applying new paint. PNPC has been owned and operated by founders Eric and Cornelia Grunseth since 1981. They have been married, living and working in Alameda for the past 32 years.