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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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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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2013 Interior & Exterior Paint Trends

Home Painted by Fordham & MacLean Painters

Home Painted by Fordham & MacLean Painters

If you’re ready to paint your home but have no idea what colors to use, the following paint trends may help you make a decision:

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The Dangers of Lead Paint

Courtesy of Epoch Environmental Consulting

Courtesy of Epoch Environmental Consulting

There is a high likelihood that anyone who lives in and owns their own home has at some point done some home renovation and redecorating that involved painting either the interior or exterior (or both) walls of their house.

Each year, many people redecorate their home and decide to change the color of their walls. Many people even call upon professionals like us to help them. Painting homes can be a lot of fun (and a lot of work!); however, certain types of paint, like paint that contains lead, can be extremely dangerous to one’s health.

For the purposes of this article, we’ll focus on the dangers as well as frequently asked questions associated with using lead based paint.

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