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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 ...

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 ...

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 To Paint Designs On Ceramic Tile

Ideas for Changing The Appearance of Ceramic Tile Installing ceramic tile in a bathroom or kitchen can add a fresh new look to an old, outdated room. With all the options for colors, textures, and patterns as well as border and cap tiles, you can create a piece of art without a huge expense. [caption id="attachment_798" align="alignright" width="300"] olafpictures / Pixabay[/caption] There are so many combinations that you can literally produce something that is completely unique. Continue Reading ...

How to Paint on a Plastic Surface

Posted on: November 26, 2017 by in Home Decor, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips
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It's All About The Prep [caption id="attachment_790" align="alignright" width="155"] anaterate / Pixabay[/caption] Painting on plastic can be problematic, mostly due to the fact that it is not porous like wood.  This means that the paint can't permeate the surface and has nothing to stick to. The type of paint you use will is important to your success but as with most projects, the prep work will make or break the deal. Cleaning the plastic with warm soapy water is a start, but you also Continue Reading ...

Wall Stencils vs Wallpaper

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Advantages and Disadvantages When remodeling your home, wall stencils are a great alternative to designer wallpaper. It can add a unique pattern to a wall that provides a big impact. Wallpaper offers benefits such as tons of patterns and speed of application, but there are a number of features that make stencils a good alternative, especially for individuals with an artistic side. Still not sure which to choose when it comes to wall stencils vs wallpaper? Various downsides of wallpaper Continue Reading ...

Fall Decorating Ideas – Bold Colors That Have An Impact

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Brighten Up Your Space Hard to believe that fall is just around the corner with the holiday season soon to come. If you like to design your home around the seasons, painting can be an inexpensive way to add some fall spice. [caption id="attachment_698" align="alignright" width="275"] Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Out with whites and grays and in with warm, rich shades of brown, green, and blush to style your walls and furniture with seasonal shades. These cozy colors are great Continue Reading ...

Updating Your Kitchen Cabinets With Contact Paper

Posted on: September 3, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Decor, Home Makeover Tips, Remodeling
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Tricks for Modernizing Your Cabinets I realize that as a painting contractor in Denver CO, suggesting that you use contact paper as opposed to paint might sound a little unusual, but we want to provide the best tips for updating your home. So, any technique that can rejuvenate your perfectly functional cabinets for a minimal price is a bonus! There are many places that sell contact paper, but if you are going to use it in an area that will always be visible and require durability, you will Continue Reading ...

Transform Plain Glass into a Mercury Glass Finish

Posted on: August 26, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Decor, Interior Design
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Revamp Plain Glass into a Unique Centerpiece You know those glass vases you get when you receive a delivery of flowers? I'm talking about the really plain looking ones that you aren't sure whether to keep or just pitch into the trash once the flowers are spent? Most people have a collection of various glass candle holders or vases that are nice, but they don't have much character. You can, however, transform plain glass into a mercury glass finish. If you aren't familiar with what this Continue Reading ...