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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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Tips For Increasing Your Home’s Value Using Only Paint

increasing your home valueOwning a home comes with a great deal of responsibility, so it’s natural to want your commitment to pay off when it comes time to selling it. People often feel that after years of maintaining their home, what they’ve done already should be enough to please any buyer. Unfortunately, the real home maintenance is just beginning if you hope to sell your house at its maximum value. There are a multitude of ways to increase your home’s value, but perhaps none are easier or more affordable than increasing your home’s value using paint. A professional painting service can quickly boost your home’s appeal and encourage buyers to submit offers that meet or exceed your ideal asking price. (more…)

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How to Make a Big Statement in Your Commercial Space with These Accent Wall Ideas

Commercial Space - How to Make a StatementFirst impressions speak volumes in the business world. A customer is likely to make a multitude of judgments based on what they see when they first walk in the door. Hiring a professional painting service is an excellent way to make sure your first impression is a good one. A team of pros can make sure your paint job reflects your values, representing your business how you see fit. A great way to maximize this effect is by painting an accent wall. (For those who are unfamiliar, an accent wall is any wall painted or decorated differently than a room’s other walls.) (more…)

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Using Paint to Transform Your Small Space

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Photo Courtesy of Shawn Bunting via Flickr – License

Making do with what’s available is an essential part of living a comfortable life. No matter how large the home, there will always be one room that could stand to be just a little bit bigger. Unfortunately, we can’t always expand the rooms we want, but we can use paint to create some illusions. In the hands of an experienced craftsman, paint can be a powerful tool. Using certain techniques, a professional can make a small room appear larger than it is, adding comfort and extra utility to the space. (more…)

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