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Guidelines For Choosing High Quality Paint

There’s no doubt that you’re interested in finding the best high quality paint products for your upcoming painting project. Many folks assume that the highest priced paints must be ideal for any home improvement endeavor, but this usually isn’t the case. In fact, many of the most expensive paints available are difficult to work with and can leave you feeling frustrated with the results. Here, we’ll cover a few of the common problems with high-end lines and offer suggestions that we’ve tested and recommend.

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How To Make Your Exterior Paint Job Last For Years To Come

Considering making home improvements? Don’t overlook the importance of the exterior paint job. This area of the house is essential in making a great first impression, and can even add a boost in property value. However, painting is an investment, and you’ll want to ensure that the fresh coat of paint lasts as long as possible. Luckily, there are several simple actions you can take to maximize the longevity of an exterior paint job. (more…)

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The Best Paints For Interior And Exterior Projects

Thinking about painting the interior or exterior of your home soon? If so, it’s helpful to be aware of the different types of paint and their specified uses. Choosing an interior paint for an exterior project will yield less than desirable results, and vice versa. Here’s what you need to know about the best types of paints for these uses: (more…)

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Your Interior and Exterior Paint Buying Guide

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Photo Courtesy of United Soybean Board via Flickr – License

Attempting to buy paint can be overwhelming if you’re a home improvement novice; there are so many options and very little direction. Paint cans carry labels like high gloss, satin, premium, eggshell, oil and alkyd, but they lack any description as to what those labels actually mean. Understanding the difference between interior and exterior paint only adds to the confusion. To help make sense of this plethora of options, we’ve put together a list of interior and exterior paint buying tips.

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Painting With Feng Shui: How to Choose Meaningful Colors

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Photo Courtesy of Anna Hape via Flickr – License

Practitioners of the Chinese art of Feng Shui use color to harmonize people with their surrounding environment. The five elements, which include fire, earth, metal, water, and wood, are each represented by a color. These colors are then further associated with emotions. Throughout our many years of working as painters in the Boulder area, we have applied these concepts in our business and many of our clients’ homes.  We believe that many of the underlying color meanings of Feng Shui hold merit, so we have created this helpful guide to choosing the proper colors when painting your home’s interior. (more…)

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Five Overlooked Items You Should Consider Painting

PaintingA fresh coat of paint can spruce up a house, but repainting a room or your home’s exterior is only the tip of the iceberg. Your house can take on a whole new look if you’re willing to entertain a little bit of unconventional thinking. Here, we have compiled a list of five commonly overlooked items that you should consider painting to freshen up your home’s appearance. (more…)

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Top Tips for Painting Aluminum Siding

Aluminum SidingChances are, if your home was built during the 1940-1970s, you’re likely to have been graced with aluminum siding. After an increase in manufacturing capabilities, aluminum became a cheaper and relatively hassle-free alternative to the previously common wooden clapboard siding. The metal was chosen for its ease of application, durability, and long-lasting finish. After exposure to air, aluminum undergoes a chemical reaction and converts to aluminium oxide, forming an extremely hard coating that adds a layer of protection to your home. This, combined with the layer of baked on enamel that gives the siding its color, made for a material that is only just beginning to need serious maintenance several decades later. Luckily, the maintenance is more cosmetic than anything, and with proper care and professional expertise, aluminum siding can look brand new again. All it takes is a fresh coat of paint. (more…)

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Creative Project Ideas for Your Leftover Paint

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Photo Courtesy of Wendy Harman via Flickr – License

After a painting project is finished, we are often left with extra paint. This certainly isn’t a bad thing, but sometimes the amount leftover is not enough to use on future projects. Mixing paint is also out of the question, because even the same color from different companies can have slightly different shades, tones, and hues that will not blend well. So we’re faced with a unique dilemma: what should we do with the leftovers? Luckily, after years on the job as Boulder’s premiere painters, we’ve come up with a few solutions. (more…)

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Why You Should Consider Painted Floors

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Photo Courtesy of Abigail Batchelder via Flickr – License

Part of the joy of homeownership comes from being able to decorate your space in whatever way you see fit. Each home can be made truly unique, expressing the owner’s style, personality, and even emotions. Because not everyone has the same taste in home décor, we recommend looking outside the box for new ideas to give your home its own character. A personal favorite of ours is painting floors. Yes, many people have wooden floors that are stained, but many fewer have floors that are painted. When this technique is performed by a painter who is experienced in finishing floors, the end result is a uniquely beautiful surface that adds value to your home. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of painted floors. (more…)

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Easy Fixes for Your DIY Paint Disasters

diy paintAt times it’s tempting to take on small projects by yourself, but even the little things can end up causing more headaches than results. The scale might be small, but it’s always wise to call a professional, if only for advice. While it might seem unlikely, we’ve seen some do it yourself painting projects end in disaster. No one is immune to the occasional paint run, but our professionals have the knowledge to stop problems before they can do any harm. Because we believe in sharing our knowledge, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to give you a few insider hints to help make your next paint job hassle- free. (more…)

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