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Karl Fogarty has been painting buildings all over Hawke’s Bay for 15 years — interior and exterior both old and brand new.
‘‘Big commercial jobs through to public buildings, private houses to farm buildings and roofs — the paint is still sound 15 years on.’’
Preparation is the key to getting that sort of longevity to a painting job, says Karl.
‘‘Two thirds of the job is preparation. Karl will waterblast, sand, prime and add two top coats. The proof is there — Karl painted the ‘old’ CHB Mitre 10 building 15 years ago. Now he has painted their new building, interior as well as exterior.’’
‘‘Karl feels strongly about supporting the local economy. Locals supporting locals. That’s important to a small community.
Modern paints have come a long way in the last five years.
‘‘Modern paints now have a 15-year guarantee, so with the right preparation you get that longevity and lifetime out of your paint.
‘‘Karl’s work history tells the story, He believes in doing the job once and doing it right