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The Truth About Drywall Textures

how to apply textureTexture and color go hand in hand as professional house painters will tell you. Today, textured walls and ceilings are in fashion, but it was not long ago that smooth was the standard. A variety of textured finishes has eliminated the need for craftsmen to create a perfectly smooth surface for a ceiling or wall. What once took years of apprenticeship to learn can now be done faster and easier thanks to advances in materials and new technology when it comes to interior painting services. Continue Reading →

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The Ins and Outs of Caulking

How to Properly CaulkCaulk is a pliable sealant that prevents air leaking out from the home. Properly used, caulk can keep down energy bills and seal up areas vulnerable to moisture where mold and mildew can form and keep bugs and insects out of your home.  Caulk is often used by professional house painters to seal up cracks and spaces between two different materials in the home. Continue Reading →

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Protect Your Family From Lead Based Paint

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Lead safe certified is the only way to go. Make sure your paint contractor is certified lead safe. Lead paint can be damaging to the human body particularly young children. Research has shown that long term exposure can cause neurological damage. Exposure in growing children can cause developmental issues and permanent damage to the nervous system. Continue Reading →

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Interior Paint Color Choices Can Improve Your Bottom Line

The Painter's Color WheelIt wasn’t that long ago that home sellers believed that using gray, white or beige interior paint schemes would sell homes faster. This was because these colors are neutral and the belief was that potential buyers could imagine their furniture in the home easier. However, studies showed that a warmer color palette with reds and yellows worked much better because the home felt more alive than with neutral or even cool colors such as blues or greens and professional house painters have taken heed. Continue Reading →

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The Hiding Power of Quality Paint

One of the most common problems that can occur during a painting project is when the paint fails to fully conceal the layer that is underneath, that is called poor hiding. While professional house painters are adept at avoiding this problem, those that have not painted very often may find themselves painting yet another coat when it is not really necessary. Continue Reading →

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Six Ways to Deal with Leftover Paint

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Unlike leftover food where you can simply store it in the refrigerator to enjoy another day, leftover paint is another matter entirely. Usually, the paint you have leftover from a particular job is not enough to do another project of any real size, yet to safely dispose of it may be a time-consuming process. Dumping the leftover paint in the landfill is certainly not a pleasing option, but is one that too many people are doing which negatively affects our environment. Continue Reading →