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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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New Trends in Eco-Friendly Paints

eco friendly paintsHere is a guest post from our friends at Modernize, an online service that connects homeowners with trusted pros specializing in exterior home improvement projects including solar, roofing, windows and HVAC solutions. They specialize in sharing green & eco-friendly tips and tricks for the home. (more…)

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The Psychology of Color in the Workplace

Psychology of ColorWhen it’s time to redecorate your workspace, there are some obvious choices you can make regarding paint colors. Many companies choose light, neutral tones to play it safe. And of course, colors that complement your corporate logo can be useful, as well. (more…)

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Tried and True Hue: Why Gray Is Still a Color of Choice for Interior Walls

grayRecent trends in home and office décor have highlighted bright wall colors, but don’t forget good old traditional gray when you paint. For decades, gray has been a safe go-to hue, but it can look more interesting than you might think. Instead of rejecting gray as dull and unimaginative, consider these reasons to incorporate it into your color scheme. (more…)

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Should You Renovate Your Interior or Exterior First?

shouldIf you are in the process of home renovations it can be daunting to think about everything that needs to get done. Yard work, new appliances, painting, new flooring…the list never seems to end. To get started on your to do list you should first decide if you want to focus your efforts on the exterior or interior of your home. Another thing you must consider is how long you are planning to stay in your residence.  If you are renovating to stay in your home for functional purposes, your approach will be different than if you’re renovating to get a higher price when you sell. (more…)

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The Benefits Of Hiring A Color Consultant

color consultantIf you have recently built a new home or are remodeling your current one, you’ve probably relied on a bevy of professionals to get the job done right. From architects, framers, plumbers, electricians, to interior designers and artisans, perhaps even a decorator…there seems to be a professional for every thing. But have you thought about hiring someone to advise you on a color scheme for your room, or entire home for that matter?  Vision is one of the most dominating senses, and attractive color design can engage us in ways that other elements cannot. With that in mind, you may want to consider hiring a professional who can help bring to life exactly what you want your home to convey using paint. (more…)

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes When Selecting a Paint Color

paint colorChoosing a color is hard enough, let alone when you’re trying to figure out what color(s) to paint your residence or business. The fact of the matter is that mistakes can be made, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the five most common errors associated with picking a paint color. (more…)

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Exterior Paint vs. Interior Paint: What’s the Difference?

PaintPainting can be a great way to freshen up and add new colors to your living space. With warmer weather around the corner, you can now make good on your plans to not only paint indoor spaces, but outdoor ones as well.  A quick trip to the store might raise some questions, however. Which paint do you use? Does it make a difference if you use interior paint outside and exterior paint inside? As it turns out, all paint is not created equal and depending on the job, you might want to be careful when choosing the right paint for you. (more…)

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5 Simple Steps to Paint Your Ceiling

Photo Courtesy of Red Beacon

Photo Courtesy of Red Beacon

Painting the inside of your home is always a fun DIY project, however to paint your ceiling can be a bit intimidating because it involves working in an awkward position. No need to fret, this project can go very smoothly if you prepare properly and follow a few simple steps that will help you complete your project like a pro.

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Painting vs. Staining Fences

Spring is just around the corner, and more likely than not, your fence is looking a little drab. If you’re reaching for the paint bucket – stop – and read why staining your fence is actually the best way to go.

Photo Courtesy of Benchmark Painting

Photo Courtesy of Benchmark Painting

There are some benefits of choosing paint over stain. For instance, there is guaranteed to be a wider selection of paint colors than stain colors. Paint also provides a thicker barrier against the elements and can last for years. The downside is it will chip. Don’t get stuck patching up the fence every few months, opt for a stain instead.

Unlike its painted counterpart, a stained fence will not chip. Stained fences offer a more rustic look than painted ones because the grain of the wood remains visible through the stain. Staining also requires fewer coats than painting does.

So how does one stain a fence, exactly?

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