• Are Paint Primer the best solution?

    A paint contractor wrote to us with the following question: Are Paint Primer Combos the best solution? Paint Primer combos can be used as an “added” benefit when painting.  However, if you really need a primer, it is best to separate the two.  For example, when painting new sheetrock, a paint/primer combo might sound good, but […]

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  • Introducing Mad Dog Dura-Seal 24

      We take product development at Mad Dog pretty seriously. Our corner of the primer universe is full of contenders. So when we produce a new product we have to be certain that we’re offering a killer solution to a coatings problem that the other guys haven’t come up with. Say hello to Mad Dog Dura-Seal 24. A […]

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  • Mad Dog Deck Fix On Composite Decks

    Mad Dog Deck Fix primed and stained cedar deck in Snohomish county near Seattle, Washington

    When customers ask if Mad Dog Deck Fix will help with fading and weathered decks, I tell them to tear down the deck and rebuild with stone. I’m half-joking. Decks and porches bear the harshest use from the environment – natural and manmade. Recently, I had two customers ask about how to revitalize and extend […]

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  • Check out our new Mad Dog labels

      Mad Dog Paint Products has a new look for 2016 We’re proud to show you the new face of Mad Dog. We have completely redesigned our labels and given several of our products new names. The formulas, that you’ve come to know and trust, are exactly the same. Original (our first product and still […]

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  • Painting Glazed Brick Solution: Mad Dog Dura-Last

      Looking for a great solution on painting glazed brick?  A paint contractor from the great state of Ohio, emailed a question to us: A home I’m bidding for a paint contract has three areas where there is glazed brick. Can I use Mad Dog Dura-Prime on this? And what is the best way to prepare the […]

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  • Improved Crack Fix Fixing Cracked Paint

      We received a question about fixing cracked paint from a concerned Mad Dog Paint Products fan: I discovered Mad Dog Crack Fix a few years ago while working on my 240 yr old house. I use it to fix cracked plaster walls and ceilings. I not only use it in cracks and holes, but on […]

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  • Verdigris Covered Copper Solution Dura-Prime

    A painter contractor called Mad Dog Paint Products looking for advice on a Verdigris Covered Copper Solution.  Specifically, he wanted to know how to coat older verdigris covered copper gutters and downspouts. Here’s how Mad Dog Paint Products CEO Steve Ryan answered: “The bleeding green copper areas are the biggest concern.  Apply 2 coats of […]

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  • Stop Bathroom Peeling Paint

    A concerned homeowner wrote and asked, ” I have a bathroom ceiling that peels…I have tried Zinsser’s B-I-N…no luck! Do you have an interior primer to solve bathroom peeling paint? How would I prep the surface?” Steve Ryan, the original Mad Dog and founder of Mad Dog Paint Products, has this to say, “When it […]

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  • Preparation Matters

      Being prepared means more than having clean brushes and a neat appearance. A contractor friend called me about a problem with a customer’s project. The project is a 25 year old residential home with badly peeling paint.  Buddy (not his real name) admitted to the client that he made an error in the repainting […]

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  • Repainting after Mad Dog Dura-Prime Premium Primer

    We frequently receive questions about repainting a building after it’s been primed with Mad Dog Dura-Prime Exterior Primer and coated with high quality latex. Here’s how Steve Ryan, Mad Dog founder, CEO and the original Mad Dog, answers that particular question: “We can confirm Mad Dog  Original Premium Exterior Primer will stabilize the project substrate […]

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  • How to Keep Your Brushes Clean

    or How to Keep Your Powder Dry, painter-style A paint contractor wrote to us with the very real problem of keeping his paint brushes clean after using Mad Dog Dura-Prime.  As you know Mad Dog Dura-Prime has 55% solids and remains tacky after it dries. You can imagine what it might to do a paint […]

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  • Mad Dog Primers on outdoor metal furniture?

    We had a question about Mad Dog on outdoor metal furniture from an avid Mad Dog fan: I have some metal outdoor furniture. It’s about forty years old and has been painted several times. The surfaces are peeling and there’s rust in some spots. I’ve always used some type of oil paint on them. Would […]

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