Cleaning Your Paintbrush

Posted on: February 5, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Painting Tips
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Investing in a good paintbrush is pretty critical to how well a project turns out. We've all bought the cheap brushes thinking, "How much difference can it make?" However, if you have ever used a high quality brush, you would understand the disparity. Spending the money to buy an expensive brush is totally worth it, if you can afford to. A big factor to consider is that it will last you so much longer than a brush where the bristles constantly fall out and become part of the wall. (You know Continue Reading ...

Refinishing Hardwood Flooring

Posted on: January 22, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Maintenance, Remodeling
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If you've decided that the hardwood flooring in your house needs to be refinished, you have 2 options: you can hire a contractor, or you can do it yourself. Both of these have advantages and disadvantages-- this article will help you decide which is right for your existing circumstance. To identify if your flooring needs to be refinished, drop a teaspoon of water onto the floor and watch exactly what happens. If it beads up, you don't need to refinish. If slowly soaks in, that means the Continue Reading ...

Best Practices for Using a Paint Sprayer

Posted on: January 16, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Painting Tips
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If you haven't ever used a paint sprayer, you would be surprised at how much more quickly you can accomplish a project. Airless paint sprayers use an electric pump that provide a uniform finish and they are portable, so they can be used for indoor or outdoor painting projects. The prep and cleanup is a bit challenging, but once you are familiar with the procedure, it goes pretty quickly. For beginners, there are instruction manuals but you can always search online for sites that help get Continue Reading ...

Bold Ideas for Interior and Exterior Paint Colors

Posted on: January 8, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Decor, Interior Design, Painting Tips
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For those of you who don't like the safe colors such as Antique White or Candle Glow and want to jazz up the interior of your home, this video gives some ideas for vibrant options when painting the interior of your home. Love the color combination for the room at 1:23 in the video: How about a daring look to the porch area? This home used multiple colors to liven up the look of their exterior their home. I'm not sure I would have gone quite so bold, but it is a thought provoker for what you Continue Reading ...

Tips for Preserving Your Wood Deck

Posted on: January 1, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Maintenance
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In the springtime, it is so exciting thinking about spending time outside, barbecuing, and enjoying your outdoor deck. In the fall season, though, no one really wants to worry about sprucing up their deck in preparation for cold and snow. Because it is exposed to the elements all year around, providing some TLC will prevent unnecessary expensive repairs. Long-term neglect can cause splintered wood, mold and mildew, and worst of all rot, so take some time to clear debris, clean, and seal Continue Reading ...

How Do You Safely Paint Your Child’s Room?

Posted on: December 25, 2016 by in Attributed Blog, Interior Design, Painting Tips
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Lead-based paint has been known to precipitate negative health effects on people, especially kids, as well as causing environmental damage. It has banned in the U.S. since 1978, but remains a hazard in 25% of our homes in this country today. After the ban, lead paint continued to be sold in other countries for quite a few years, and toys and jewelry are still a culprit for lead poisoning in children. The buzzword VOC, which means volatile organic compound, is another issue with paint. It Continue Reading ...

The Basics of Hiring a Painting Contractor

Posted on: December 18, 2016 by in Attributed Blog, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips
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When you are planning a painting project, you can either spend your weekends doing it yourself or you can hire a painting contractor. You will have to spend some time researching what painter to use, but in the long run you will help preserve your precious free time. Once you find a house painter you like, you will be able to rehire them when needed. There are some specific things to consider with your search, so you would be wise to create a list of criteria and questions. You needs to Continue Reading ...

Home Interior Unique Painting Techniques

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If you are looking for a unique painting technique to spice up a room, there are loads of approaches you can try. You can use painters tape to create abstract looks, stripes, or chevron patterns. You can make the stripes horizontal or vertical, paint ombre blended colors, or stencil in patterns. The cost of artistically painting a wall is minimal and could provide a great accent to other colors in the room. Have you tried using a sea sponge to paint a wall? It is a clever way to layer Continue Reading ...

Tips for Managing Hardwood Floors

Posted on: December 4, 2016 by in Uncategorized
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Are you interested in updating your flooring to hardwood or laminate floors? They are very popular at this point because they are durable, easy to clean, and hypoallergenic. The initial cost might be more, but you won't have to replace them every few years like you have to with carpet. Most people hire someone to do the installation but if you like to take on projects, here are some pointers for installing your own wood flooring. As with many undertakings, the preparation is key to the Continue Reading ...

Pointers for Cabinet Painting

Posted on: November 27, 2016 by in Attributed Blog, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips, Remodeling
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If you have ever wanted to change the look of your kitchen or bathroom, one way is to paint your cabinets. As I have mentioned in so many of these blogs, painting is an inexpensive way to give a face lift to any living space. Cabinet painting has become more and more popular, with some unique ideas to achieve a look that will make visitors say "wow!" This post from Better Homes & Gardens discusses things to consider with color options: Cabinet Paint Color Trends to Try Today and Love Continue Reading ...