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How Can You Tell If Your Original Exterior Paint Was Oil or Latex-Based?

»Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

There are few things more frustrating than gearing up for a project, collecting the tools you need, and then realizing that you don’t quite have all the information necessary to make sure the job is done right. An example of this that might just pop up during an exterior painting project is the issue of not knowing whether or not the old exterior paint on your home or outbuilding is latex or oil-based. Oil? Latex? Who Knows? Before you invest in paint for your exterior painting project, here are a few tips for making sure you know what kind of paint was used before: Old Cans? - This may seem simplistic, but it’s so simplistic it might just work. If you bought an older home, there is a chance that old, leftover paint cans were left somewhere in the shed,...

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Make the Most of Your Attic Space!

»Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Attics get a bad rap. After all, in movies they are always being turned into the creepy old bedroom that nobody wants; you know, with the creaky bed and the storage piled high all around. Or maybe to you attics are synonymous with stifling heat, or a weird odor that you can’t quite track down. Maybe they remind you of the never-ending to-do list; all those old boxes to go through and so little time to do it. Let’s scrap all those preconceived notions. How about a different idea? Attic areas are actually hugely underutilized spaces in most homes, and some creative interior painting and decorating can transform them into a place no longer wasted. In fact, your attic could be awesome. Interior Paint and Design for Your Attic Here are a few tips for making the...

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Home Decorating Tips: Have You Ever Painted a Table?

»Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Contrary to what some might lead you to believe, you don’t need to win the lottery to customize your home and meet your interior painting and design goals. We can’t lie though; winning the lottery might help. It tends to move things along pretty quickly. But, the good news is that if you take small, bite-sized projects one at a time, you can create the illusion that you spent a lot of money on custom pieces without spending much at all. So, what are these great ideas? Well, have you considered painting your dining room table? How Do You Paint a Table? Good question! First, it can be fun to decide whether you want to work with the one you currently have or go table shopping. Before you think that we are throwing the “budget” idea out the window, the beauty...

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The Power of Professional Power Washing for Your Home’s Exterior

»Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

If your car is dirty and then it suddenly rains, how clean does your car look after? It might temporarily look okay; a little streaky here and there, and that clump of sand might still be clinging to your rear fender, but overall not terrible. You might even think you got lucky, and that you can dodge the chore of car washing next Saturday. Tell me this, though: does it look as good as it does after a careful scrubbing, rinsing, and wax? Probably not, unless you have some incredibly cool rain where you live. So, why is your home’s exterior any different? Leaving your siding to the rain does little to no good, and it may in fact contribute to the dirtiness. The truth is, right now there are countless uninvited guests clinging to your home’s siding. Maybe it’s...

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5 Easy Interior Painting and Design Ideas

»Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interior painting and design doesn’t have to just be about painting a few rooms. It doesn’t have to be about painting one room, or even just a wall for that matter. Too often you might feel locked into a larger project than you need. Let’s think back to the real purpose of interior painting. The true purpose is to create the space in which you live, and to make it just the way you like it. You should feel comfortable in it, and proud of it. It doesn’t need to match a specific criteria or even play by all the interior design rules (although saying that out loud might make some shudder!). In short, it’s about having fun. It’s Okay to Think Small! So, take a deep breath, and let’s think small for a minute. Break down your home in your mind, and think of...

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Choosing Exterior Colors for Your Home

»Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Unfortunately, when most people think about exterior painting, images of Saturdays spent on step ladders dance through their heads. Maybe images of scraping endlessly, too, or handing over big bucks for paint and supplies at the local store. In short, not very fun stuff. But is this what exterior painting is really all about? Thankfully, no. Painting your home should be an exciting opportunity; it’s a chance to make the place your own, and inject your personal style and preferences into that square of land you call your property. With this goal in mind, have fun taking the time to choose colors you can get behind, and that you’ll look forward to seeing when you pull in the driveway day after day. Options for Home Colors As you wade through your options, here...

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