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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 ...

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 ...

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 get Paint out of Clothing

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What To Do When the Inevitable Paint Drip Happens It seems almost impossible to avoid touching wet paint, but removing paint stains from clothes can prove to be a difficult task. When you decide to take on some interior or exterior painting, you would be wise to wear clothing that you aren't worried about getting dirty. If you have a brain freeze and forget to change into your grubbies, though, you know it's inevitable. If possible, you will need to remove the paint immediately while 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 ...