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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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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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Prepping Your Home Before the Painters Come

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Photo Courtesy of Peg Syverson via flickr – License

Prepping before painting a home can be a hassle for homeowners and painters alike. Paint jobs usually mean restricting time in certain areas of your home, making the room or rooms being painted off limits for at least one day. As homeowners ourselves, we understand that for both comfort and productivity’s sake, you need that room back in action as soon as possible. We empathize, and in fact, our main challenges are related directly to yours. Our top priority is making sure your paint job comes out flawless, while still respecting your space. We don’t like being in your way any more than you like being in ours. So in the interest of returning your house to normalcy in the shortest time possible, take a look at a few of our tips for prepping your home for painting before we arrive. (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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Spruce Up Your Curb Appeal With These Front Door and Entryway Paint Tips

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If your home is a castle, your front door is its centerpiece. As the entrance to your world, you want it to stand out, making a good first impression on visitors. A door can be personable; warm and inviting, or bold and beautiful. Your entrance personifies your life, so it’s your choice what traits it displays. But at the very least, it needs a quality coat of paint. That’s where we come in. Below are a few painting tips to take your curb appeal to the next level. (more…)

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Why You Need to Surface Prep Before Painting Your Home

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Homeownership can be a very gratifying experience. Owning property gives a person the freedom to make their own choices; the ability to customize their home in any way they see fit. Unfortunately, however, for every day spent lounging on the patio, there will be another spent painting the house. That’s where we come in. Hiring a professional painting service can help ease the responsibility on you as a homeowner. We can walk you through our process, so you know your home is in good hands. (more…)

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