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 ...

Connectivity is King at CES 2018

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Teach Your Home to be Smarter When you decide it is time to make some updates to your Denver home, one of the popular trending options (besides a new color scheme, of course) is adding some automation to your appliances. At CES 2018, using virtual assistants in as many ways possible is one of the biggest themes of the show. Instead of giving commands to a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, companies are developing a central touchscreen tablet that is shared by the whole 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 ...

The Best Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Posted on: December 24, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Decor
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Since it's almost Christmas and most people are spending time with their families and friends, including me, I wanted to write a quick blog with a holiday theme. At Denver Painting Pros, it is our passion to add beauty and color to your property so we are big fans of outdoor Christmas decor. We also appreciate the effort it takes to set up a magical Christmas display in your yard. To do it right, you have to spend a lot of time planning and implementing and with Colorado's weather, it can be 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 ...

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 ...