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Wood Staining Techniques

Posted on: February 17, 2018 by in Attributed Blog, Home Decor, Staining Tips
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Tips For Staining Wood The look of stained wood on furniture or interior trim is elegant and natural. However, it isn't as easy as just painting the wood because there are more steps. [caption id="attachment_996" align="alignright" width="258"] maciej326 / Pixabay[/caption] This is especially true if you have to strip away previous layers of varnish. Let's go over some wood staining techniques that will make your project more successful. Here are a couple pointers before you start the Continue Reading ...

Options With Drywall Texture

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Drywall mudding and texturing is an art. It's a skill that takes quite a bit of practice to master but once you do, you can create a masterpiece. That might be a little dramatic sounding, but to anyone who has ever worked on drywall seams and texturing, it takes a lot of experience to make the area where sheets of drywall meet look completely inconspicuous, especially in the corners and where the walls meeting the ceiling. Patience is the real key to a successful drywalling job. It Continue Reading ...

Painting Metal Panels

Posted on: February 4, 2018 by in Attributed Blog, Exterior Paint, Painting Tips
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One advantage of a metal building is not having to regularly repaint it as opposed to other siding materials. However, at some point, the owner may way to change the color for one reason or another. In addition, the paint may become faded by the sun or damaged and rusted, requiring repairs. While metal building panels can be coated in any color by the manufacturer, you can always paint the metal as needed. Painting metal panels necessitates unique techniques compared to most surfaces. Continue Reading ...

How To Protect Yourself From Paint Fumes

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Avoiding Paint Fumes When painting outdoors, the natural air flow usually takes care of the overwhelming smell of fresh paint. However, when painting indoors, you need to protect yourself from paint fumes. [caption id="attachment_978" align="alignright" width="300"] MamaShaw / Pixabay[/caption] Even exterior painting can require some protection depending on where your project is located. If there isn't any breeze to help remove the paint smell, then your lungs could be filling up with Continue Reading ...

Painting Stripes on A Wall

Horizontal Stripes or Vertical Stripes? Painting stripes on a wall can provide a nice effect that can manipulate the perceived size and dimension of the room. Vertical stripes will make the ceiling appear higher whereas horizontal stripes make a room appear more spacious. The idea is pretty basic but implementing the technique isn't always quite so easy. As always, the preparation is essential to the success of the project. Taping off your lines is going to make or break the outcome, and Continue Reading ...

Connectivity is King at CES 2018

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Teach Your Home to be Smarter When you decide it is time to make some updates to your Denver home, one of the popular trending options (besides a new color scheme, of course) is adding some automation to your appliances. At CES 2018, using virtual assistants in as many ways possible is one of the biggest themes of the show. Instead of giving commands to a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, companies are developing a central touchscreen tablet that is shared by the whole Continue Reading ...

Exterior Color Trends 2018

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Planning Your Exterior Design In last week's blog, we wrote about the top 2018 color trends for interior schemes so this week we decided to highlight the outside of your home. Paint [caption id="attachment_951" align="alignright" width="300"] Comfreak / Pixabay[/caption] manufacturers spend a lot of time and effort studying what color hues are going to be popular each year, but predicting the future isn't easy. A major factor in color schemes has to do with your location. From quaint Continue Reading ...

Top Paint Colors For The New Year

Posted on: December 31, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Interior Paint, Painting Tips
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Interior Color Predictions [caption id="attachment_941" align="alignright" width="300"] TheDigitalArtist / Pixabay[/caption] As we head into 2018, most paint manufacturers are busy posting their predictions for what the next color trend will be. Since the color of a room is essential to its design, major paint companies spend a good part of the year discerning what the next decor style will look like. How do they come to these color palette conclusions? According to the director of color Continue Reading ...

The Best Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Posted on: December 24, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Decor
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Since it's almost Christmas and most people are spending time with their families and friends, including me, I wanted to write a quick blog with a holiday theme. At Denver Painting Pros, it is our passion to add beauty and color to your property so we are big fans of outdoor Christmas decor. We also appreciate the effort it takes to set up a magical Christmas display in your yard. To do it right, you have to spend a lot of time planning and implementing and with Colorado's weather, it can be Continue Reading ...

How Cold Is Too Cold To Paint?

Posted on: December 18, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Exterior Paint, Interior Paint, Painting Tips
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Saving all of your painting projects for warmer months isn't always feasible.  There are tasks that come up that need to be addressed, no matter what the local Denver forecast is. So at what temperature does it become too cold to paint?  It completely depends on the type of project. Indoor painting is something you can do anytime, but you want to be sure your space is well ventilated. [caption id="attachment_932" align="alignright" width="300"] StockSnap / Pixabay[/caption] However, Continue Reading ...