Don’t Hire a Painter Without Asking These 7 Questions For many people, painting would fall under the category of DIY home improvement. However, when you really care about quality or are dealing with a large scale project, it is wise to hire a painting professional that you have carefully screened. Here are seven important questions … Continue reading Don’t Hire a Painter Without Asking These 7 Questions
3 Reasons to Refinish Your Cabinets Instead of Buying New Ones There are a number of ways you can deal with your old and tired-looking cabinets. While the first thought of most homeowners is to simply tear out the existing cabinets and replace with new cabinets, this may not always be the best way to … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Refinish Your Cabinets Instead of Buying New Ones
5 Reasons To Paint Your House Sooner Than Later As a homeowner, you rarely think about painting your house until you have to sell it or it appears too old, or you get a letter from your homeowner’s association demanding it. Have you ever considered the damage you may be exposing your house to when … Continue reading 5 Reasons To Paint Your House Sooner Than Later
Designers expect that gray, in its many variations, will once again be the top color choice for all types of interiors next year — in homes, elegant office settings, and just about everywhere else. Versatility lies at the heart of designers’ love affair with gray. The color is beautiful in its own right, but gray … Continue reading 2017 Paint Color Forecast: Gray Interiors Are Here to Stay
Undecided on the hues to use in your rooms? Then take a tip from the trendsetters: Lighten up your interior with some airy tints – they’re 2016’s hot new sensation in interior color! While deep, saturated shades have been popular for what seems like forever, this year’s en vogue paint palette is just the opposite. … Continue reading Serious About Repainting in 2016? Lighten Up!
You’ve seen those gorgeous wooden garage doors around your neighborhood, proudly displaying natural wood grain that comes from mahogany, cherry or walnut. If your door is anything less — you don’t have to live with it. In just one afternoon, you can transform plain steel garage doors into works of art with a faux wood … Continue reading Transform plain steel garage doors into works of art with a faux wood grain
Exterior painting is a once-in-a-while project, but most homeowners would prefer to paint only once in a great while. If that’s your mindset, there’s good news: It’s easy to extend the life of an exterior paint job by several years or more. Here’s how: 1. Do careful surface preparation. Before starting to paint, make sure … Continue reading Seven Ways to Stretch Out the Life of Your Paint Job
If you’re tempted to save a few dollars by trading down to a lower quality interior paint, it’s important to know what you’re giving up in the process. Here are 12 reasons top quality 100% acrylic latex interior paints are worth the money: Better adhesion. The superior “binder” in these paints helps them grip any … Continue reading 12 Reasons Why Top Quality Paint Is Worth the Money
You probably think that once you have chosen the perfect color for a room, it is clear sailing. Unfortunately, you would be wrong, because you still need to pick from the different paint finishes. Picking the wrong one could ruin your entire project, but luckily for you, we have a concise guide to choosing the … Continue reading What is the Best Looking Paint Finish for Interior Walls?
Spring and fall are peak seasons for exterior painting, but it makes sense to tackle certain projects now. These midsummer tasks take little time and effort, but they can make a big difference in the appearance of your home. Without further ado, here are five of the most important summer painting “face-savers” for your home: … Continue reading Five Midsummer Painting Projects to Consider Doing Now