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5 Tips for Choosing Paint Colors

Choosing the best paint colors

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When you’re planning to paint your home you’ll soon discover just how baffling your options are. There are countless colors available, each offering an array of different tones and shades that themselves combine with every other color in endless ways, and it can be easy to become lost in a sea of paint swatches.

But hey, welcome to the future. We no longer have to rely on guesswork to pick out our paint colors, and we don’t have to wait until the final coat is drying on the wall before learning that the walls clash with the carpet. Here are just a few ways it’s become easier to choose paint colors in recent years.

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4 Tips for Painting Exteriors in Cold Weather

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Painted by Fordham & MacLean Painters

Not too long ago it was common for painters to pack up their ladders and brushes and retreat indoors as soon as the temperature started to fall. Exterior painting was a job for the summer when the warm temperatures would allow a coat of paint to dry quickly and uniformly, and no sensible painter would so much as pop open a paint can when there was a chill in the air.

With new advances in technology, however, the exterior painting season can now stretch well into the winter under the right conditions and with the right equipment. Here are just a few tips to help you get a great paint job after the mercury falls.

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5 Questions to Ask a Painter When Getting a Bid

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Hiring a painting contractor for a job of any size can be stressful, but it only becomes more so if this is your first time. You’ll no doubt find that the bids you receive vary wildly in price, so how are you to know which contractor to pick?

Should you opt for the lowest bid, or will you get a higher quality job done if you pick the most expensive painter?

It’s a hard call to make, so here are a few questions you should ask the prospective painter. These questions will help you get a better idea of whether or not to entrust them with the job. Before you bother asking these questions, make sure to check his or her references and ask to see some of their work. Additionally, make sure you ask the following questions:

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How to Know You’re Getting a Good Painter

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Painting an interior or exterior wall is one of those jobs that seems like it should be a breeze. It’s just a lick of paint, right? What else do you need but a brush and the paint itself?

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