$279 for One Day of Painting Services from Elite Trade Painting ($593.25)

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  • $279 for one day of painting services (up to a $593.25 value)

Dripless Paint: Walls as Smooth as Quicksand

Dripless paint is thick at rest and fluid in motion. Groupon explains how this translates into an even coat of paint free from sagging and running.

Suddenly, the B-movie hero realizes what’s beneath his feet: quicksand, and the harder he struggles, the faster he'll sink. If a bit clichéd, the scene is at least more interesting than watching paint dry. But in fact, the same phenomenon imperiling our hero can help explain the mechanics of dripless paint.

At first glance, a pit of quicksand and a bucket of dripless paint have little in common. But zoom in on their molecular structure and the principle uniting both semi-liquids emerges: thixotropy. At rest, a thixotropic liquid appears to be a thick fluid with deliciously high viscosity. But when disturbed or deformed by some outside force, be it a paintbrush or a flailing aspiring action star, the viscosity plummets and it behaves like a much thinner liquid. Once the disturbance has stopped, it returns to its thicker resting state.

At home, this means that from the moment you dip a brush into a can of dripless paint to the moment you cease applying it to the walls, the paint is in its low-viscosity, liquid state and spreads easily across surfaces. Once wall-bound, though, the dripless paint reverts back to its more-solid, high viscosity state, preventing it from running, dripping, or sagging as it dries.

In a Nutshell

Painters prep, prime, and paint rooms and walls for up to eight hours of labor

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Valid only in Mississauga and Oakville. Not valid for cash back. Cannot be combined with other specials or offers. Cannot be applied to current or past jobs. For residential service only. Appointments required; must be during normal business hours. Not valid for large, costly materials such as: sheetrock, paint, etc. Customer is responsible for providing the paint but the contractor is willing to pass significant savings on to the client if desired. Offer is valid for one painter for 8 consecutive hours of painting labor in one service appointment. Includes HST. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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