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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 ...

Choosing The Right Ladder For Painting Your Home or Business

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Is It Interior or Exterior Work? When you are shopping for a ladder to manage a painting project, there are some specific factors that will help make the determination. The key is: Are you planning to paint inside or outside? Interior painting usually calls for a step ladder and exterior work an extension ladder. When choosing the right ladder for an interior job, keep in mind that step ladders vary by material and size, so start by figuring out the maximum height you need your ladder to Continue Reading ...

Tips for Cutting In When Painting

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Start With Good Equipment Before you start painting walls, you need to cut in the edges with a paint brush. Cutting in happens when areas are too tight for a roller, such as in corners, along baseboard and trim, and where the wall meets the ceiling. It is a craft that requires a steady hand. According to this site: "Cutting in" is the art of drawing a straight line, separating two colors using only the paint brush - no masking tape or other aid. You often see it at the edge where a wall Continue Reading ...

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 ...