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 ...

Prepping A Weathered Pallet For Painting

Posted on: November 12, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Exterior Paint, Painting Tips
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Using old pallets to create a variety of unique items is a very popular craft these days. From a treasure chest to a coffee table to a wooden gate, pallet art possibilities are endless. [caption id="attachment_775" align="alignright" width="300"] MichaelGaida / Pixabay[/caption] Just type the word "pallet" on sites like Pinterest and you will see tons of ideas from creative people. Many of the images link to directions on how to make the item, offering many resources to satisfy your Continue Reading ...

The Art of Painting A Football Field

Posted on: November 5, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Exterior Paint, Painting Tips
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Athletic Field Markings This might be a little off topic from our usual home improvement articles, but since it's football season and I'm a big fan, this is something that I have always been curious about. The art that is executed on the field with team logos, yard lines & numbers, and hash marks is accomplished with such precision, so I did some research to see how it is managed. [caption id="attachment_768" align="alignright" width="300"] skeeze / Pixabay[/caption] One factor that 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 Finishing Crown Molding

Posted on: October 22, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Painting Tips, Staining Tips
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What is Crown Molding? Crown molding, a decorative trim that gracefully flares out, is typically applied along the seams where ceiling meets wall. It can also be used for capping pilasters and cabinets as well as for the creation of interior and exterior door and window cornice assemblies. [caption id="attachment_752" align="alignright" width="300"] JamesDeMers / Pixabay[/caption] The ancient Greeks used molding in buildings to visually divide spaces into smaller units. Their designs 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 ...

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 sheet rock, 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 Continue Reading ...

Exterior Painting Tips for Fall

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Autumn Maintenance For Your Home The fall season can be an excellent time to spruce up the exterior of your Colorado home. A fresh coat of paint can transform your home's appearance and protect it throughout the harsh winter months. [caption id="attachment_730" align="alignright" width="300"] StockSnap / Pixabay[/caption] If you've been putting off giving your home a face lift, now might be the time. However, there are some precautions to consider. For example, you should avoid 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 ...