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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 paintbrush. 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 ...

Selecting the Right Primer For The Project

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Types of Primer Paint The foundation of any painting project is time spent preparing the surface. From repainting the exterior of your home to brand new sheetrock, they all require some sort of prep work. One of the most important key ingredients to this is the primer. Selecting the right primer for the project can be confusing, so let's go through some of the most common tasks: New Wood -If your wood isn't seriously stained, use a high-quality latex primer or an oil-based primer. If you Continue Reading ...

Painting With Cans Of Spray Paint

Posted on: September 24, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Interior Paint, Painting Tips, Remodeling
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When Is Aerosol Spray Paint Best? For certain painting projects, aerosol spray paint is the best answer. It can offer benefits such as no brush strokes, especially for use around decorative edges on furniture like chairs, nightstands, and mirrors. It is also helpful at hitting those hard-to-reach spots and it makes way less of a mess. There are also no brushes or rollers to clean, which all equate to saving time. When done right, it's possible to achieve a flawless finish with no 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 ...