What is Paint Rheology

Posted on: April 30, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips
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Rheology is a term that refers to how a substance flows, defining its fundamental characteristics and predicting its behaviors. So how does that relate to paint? Believe it or not, it is a huge key to the final appearance of a painting project. That is because paint rheology is what helps manufacturers of different types of coatings scientifically discover how to best formulate the paint so that it flows evenly during application. Another similar term for the gooeyness of paint is Continue Reading ...

Tips for Choosing Complementary Colors

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Selecting the perfect colors for your new home or remodeling project can be challenging. When you look at all of the color choices, it can be an overwhelming decision. Understanding the basics about choosing complementary colors is a good start. Using a color wheel to find matching shades can help, and many interior designers talk about color psychology to determine what mood you want to set for in a specific room. Another concept that offers a way to plan your interior design is called Continue Reading ...

Ideas For Wainscoting to Dress Up Your Walls

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If you are searching for ideas that can completely change up the appearance of a room, wainscoting is an oldie but a goodie. It is basically a special wall treatment that normally goes around one third of the way up, breaking up the wall into two sections. Traditional wainscoting used raised panels, and back in the Colonial Days it provided interior insulation over stone walls and made the room more cozy. Nowadays, wainscot doesn't have to be made of wood. You can use tile, paint or Continue Reading ...

Painting Wooden Pallets

Posted on: April 9, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips
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Taking wooden pallets and re-using them is quite the ongoing trend. People have come up with some really crafty ideas for how to take these abandoned items that were used to transport goods via forklift or truck and create magic. Some of the top uses are: Tables Decorative paintings Planters Desks Chairs Shelves Storage Depending on how you decide to recycle your pallets, you definitely want to be sure you remove all the nails and sand out the rough edges. You can Continue Reading ...

How To Custom Stain Wood

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[caption id="attachment_315" align="alignleft" width="167"] Image from Pixabay[/caption] If you have a piece of furniture that you love and want your other decor to match its stain color, you might have to get creative. Most wood stains you can buy are basic shades of golden oak, red mahogany, and dark walnut, but if those don't coordinate with your plan, what can you do? Mix and matching stains is somewhat of an art. You have to start with a chunk of scrap wood for the old trial and Continue Reading ...

Techniques for Using Whitewash Paint

Posted on: March 26, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Interior Design, Painting Tips
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If you're looking for a way to add some character to your home, whitewashing is a great option. It's also known by names such as as lime washing, pickling or bleaching, and it creates an appearance of a washed out, country-style design. The method that dates back to the 16th century where it was a cheap way to paint a cottage or fence. It works best with wood that hasn't been previously painted or stained. However, you can also whitewash brick, cement, paneled walls, and wood flooring. Continue Reading ...

Steps to Pressure Washing Your Siding

Posted on: March 19, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Maintenance
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With springtime approaching, many people get the itch to start cleaning up their yard and sprucing up the exterior of their home. One way to remove the layers of dirt and grime from the winter months is by pressure washing your siding. You can purchase your own power washer, costing anywhere from as low as a hundred dollars all the way up to several thousand dollars for a commercial machine. If you only use it once a year, you can also rent one for around $50 to $150 per day depending on Continue Reading ...

Suggestions for Painting the Exterior Trim of your Home

Is the exterior color of your home looking dull and drab? Or is the paint cracking and peeling? An exterior paint job is a pretty big undertaking, so assessing the condition of your paint will be essential to maintaining a polished appearance. There are several factors, but it mostly depends upon the type of siding your home has. If it has wood siding, then you need to repaint around every three to five years. However, stucco and vinyl or Masonite siding can last up to ten years. Other Continue Reading ...

Painting Wall Tiles to Update a Bathroom

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If you buy an older house that has decor from the 70's, you might just have some pink or avocado colored wall tiles in the bathroom. If you were really lucky, many times these designs had a matching bathtub, toilet stool and sink. Dazzling! Another decorating issue I've seen is mismatched color tiles being used as replacements. This is probably because the tiles didn't have the adhesive applied correctly or weren't sealed properly so water could get in behind them and they fall off the wall Continue Reading ...

Popular Color Trends for Interior Home Makeovers

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Finding the right color scheme for your home makeover can be a difficult task. Painting a room can completely change the perception of how big and open or dramatic and mysterious a space can be. Lighter colors can be more uplifting, but darker colors provide ambiance. If you want to know what colors make a room like bigger and brighter, this post from Huffington Post provides a balance of colors that complement each other: The 14 Most Popular Paint Colors (They Make A Room Look Bigger!) | Continue Reading ...