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How Much Paint Will I Need?

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Measuring a Room Correctly There's nothing worse than being so close to finishing a painting project and realizing you're just about out of paint. It's hard to plan ahead and know exactly how much each situation will require, depending on if you're painting furniture, brand new drywall, going from dark to light colors, etc. All of these factors make choosing the correct quantity of primer and paint hard to figure out. There are online calculators that make it easier, but if you are painting 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, paining 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 a 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 ...

Surprising Colors That Make Your Resale Value Soar

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Color and emotions have been tied together since the dawn of time. Are you sad and blue, green with envy or raging red? Color is not only identified with different emotions, but the discriminating use of selective hues can greatly influence a person’s buying decisions. Considering the affordable price of professional painters in Denver, the right paint color will increase your return on investment and maximize the selling price of your home. Here’s a perfect example that demonstrates the Continue Reading ...

Tips for Painting on Concrete

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If you have a concrete floor that is dull and colorless, there are a number of options to brighten up the space. Giving a concrete floor a coat of paint will not only make it look brand new, but it will also be easier to clean. Now when I say a coat of paint, I'm not talking about covering drywall with a single coat. There are more steps involved with painting concrete. One reason is that concrete is porous. In fact, the pores constitute 12 - 18% of the material, but they are pretty Continue Reading ...

What is Paint Rheology

Posted on: April 30, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips
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Rheology is a term that refers to how a substance flows, defining its fundamental characteristics and predicting its behaviors. So how does that relate to paint? Believe it or not, it is a huge key to the final appearance of a painting project. That is because paint rheology is what helps manufacturers of different types of coatings scientifically discover how to best formulate the paint so that it flows evenly during application. Another similar term for the gooeyness of paint is Continue Reading ...

Painting Wooden Pallets

Posted on: April 9, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips
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Taking wooden pallets and re-using them is quite the ongoing trend. People have come up with some really crafty ideas for how to take these abandoned items that were used to transport goods via forklift or truck and create magic. Some of the top uses are: Tables Decorative paintings Planters Desks Chairs Shelves Storage Depending on how you decide to recycle your pallets, you definitely want to be sure you remove all the nails and sand out the rough edges. You can Continue Reading ...

How To Custom Stain Wood

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[caption id="attachment_315" align="alignleft" width="167"] Image from Pixabay[/caption] If you have a piece of furniture that you love and want your other decor to match its stain color, you might have to get creative. Most wood stains you can buy are basic shades of golden oak, red mahogany, and dark walnut, but if those don't coordinate with your plan, what can you do? Mix and matching stains is somewhat of an art. You have to start with a chunk of scrap wood for the old trial and Continue Reading ...

Suggestions for Painting the Exterior Trim of your Home

Is the exterior color of your home looking dull and drab? Or is the paint cracking and peeling? An exterior paint job is a pretty big undertaking, so assessing the condition of your paint will be essential to maintaining a polished appearance. There are several factors, but it mostly depends upon the type of siding your home has. If it has wood siding, then you need to repaint around every three to five years. However, stucco and vinyl or Masonite siding can last up to ten years. Other Continue Reading ...

Painting Wall Tiles to Update a Bathroom

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If you buy an older house that has decor from the 70's, you might just have some pink or avocado colored wall tiles in the bathroom. If you were really lucky, many times these designs had a matching bathtub, toilet stool and sink. Dazzling! Another decorating issue I've seen is mismatched color tiles being used as replacements. This is probably because the tiles didn't have the adhesive applied correctly or weren't sealed properly so water could get in behind them and they fall off the wall Continue Reading ...