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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 ...

Is Refinishing a Piano Worth the Effort?

Posted on: August 20, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Decor, Painting Tips, Staining Tips
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The Process of Restoring a Piano If you have ever considered refinishing a piano, you probably started by doing some online research. It's not exactly a niche that tons of people have experience in, so you need to find someone that's been there, done that. Part of the problem with a piano is that there are a lot moving parts and separate panels that have to be taken apart to do the job properly. Keeping track of the keys, hardware and which panel goes where can make or break the final Continue Reading ...

What To Do With Left-Over Paint

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You can never buy just the right amount of paint. There is always some left, but not enough for another project. At that point you have to decide if you want to store just in case you need that color for touch ups or if you just want to pitch it. You should never dump it down your drain because it contains chemicals that can be harmful to the environment. But can you just throw it in your trash or dumpster? It depends... There are some possible solutions to consider before you decide to Continue Reading ...

Tips for Painting Interior Trim

Posted on: August 6, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Interior Design, Painting Tips
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I enjoy painting because the results are immediate and it freshens up the appearance, whether it's walls, doors, exterior siding, or furniture. I have to admit, though, that bigger areas are so much easier to paint compared to interior trim work. With trim, the preparation is pivotal to a favorable outcome. Once you are finally ready to paint, you still have to take your time and concentrate. It is a time-consuming process! The Prep Phase Before you ever open that can of paint, you have to Continue Reading ...

Techniques for Fixing Dents in Your Drywall

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It is unavoidable that when you move furniture, carry something into your house that is wider than you realized, or open the door with a little to much gusto, you will end up with dents and dings on your walls. It always reminds me of an episode of Newlyweds with Jessica Simpson when her husband Nick Lachey put a gouge in the wall moving furniture. She was pretty upset, and her comment about the issue was, "We're going to have to re-wall our house." You definitely don't need to re-wall Continue Reading ...

Modernize Your Old Countertop

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The kitchen is a great place to start when you want to remodel your home, especially if you plan to sell. It is a focal point and receives the most scrutiny from a potential buyer, so you want to have it looking its best. Even if you aren't selling but are just tired of looking at that old Formica countertop, consider giving it a DIY makeover.  Rather than spending thousands on a quartz, marble or granite countertop, you can paint your current countertop for a fraction of the cost. There Continue Reading ...

Priming Your Walls Before Painting – The Most Important Step!

In most cases, the steps that are taken to prepare for a task are almost as time consuming as the actual undertaking. Painting is no different. If you try to skip the prep work, you will regret how much more time you will spend on touch ups, and you will probably spend more money because you will have to apply way more paint layers than necessary. Preparation includes cleaning  the walls, sanding rough spots, taping off the areas you don't want to paint, and moving or covering furniture. Continue Reading ...

Tricks for Painting a Front Door

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One way to spruce up the exterior of your house inexpensively is to paint your front door. However, painting a door isn't as easy as it sounds. As always, the effort spent getting ready for the project is more time consuming that the actual paint job. One of the first factors you need to think about is what color of paint and its sheen. A handy application that will assist in choosing exterior or interior colors is the Paint My Place app. It lets you upload a picture of the space and Continue Reading ...

How to Prevent Peeling Paint

There are a number of reasons paint cracks and peels. The timing of the paint job is critical, as the temperature can't be too cold or hot, and you have to check the weather forecast for wind and rain, as moisture and high humidity can lead to poor adhesion. Other problems can have to do with a lack of preparation, such as not sanding, scraping old paint, or cleaning the walls before starting your project. Also, if there has been long-term moisture penetration, this can make your paint job Continue Reading ...