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More Than Color: 5 Paint Finishes and When to Use Them

July 26, 2021

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paint on the floor with a glossy finish

After looking at the walls of color swatches and trying out a few options on your wall, you’ve found the perfect paint color for your living room. You’re all set to get painting, right? Wait! You still have an important decision ahead of you—picking the finish. But how does the finish really affect the quality of the paint job? Read on to find out about the different finishes you can choose and in what situations you might want to use them.


3 Things You Should Do Before the Painting Crew Comes

July 14, 2021

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sprinklers that need to be turned off for prepping your house to paint

After spending so much time at home over the past year and a half, you’ve decided that your house’s exterior could use a new coat of paint. You don’t want to take this Herculean project on yourself, so you hire a residential painting company to do it for you.

But then when you schedule the team to come and paint, they give you a list of things you need to do to get ready. Aren’t you hiring them to do everything for you? Do you really need to follow these instructions for prepping your house to paint? Here are the steps you as a homeowner should take before the crew arrives and why it’s important to do them.


Steps to Paint Brick the Right Way

June 30, 2021

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person painting brick

You’ve decided to take the plunge—you’re painting the brick on the outside of your house. The earthy tones used to be in style at one point, but now you want your house to stand out and really make a statement. Good choice! But painting brick isn’t quite like painting other surfaces. If you want the finished product to look amazing, you need to approach it differently. Here are the steps to doing the job the right way and mistakes to avoid in the process.


Hot Color Trends in Exterior Painting for 2021

June 21, 2021

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home with beautiful exterior painting

After spending so much time at home over the last year and half, you’ve decided to repaint your exteriors now that gatherings are becoming normal again. But which color(s) should you choose? When you go into the paint store, you’re instantly surrounded with nearly limitless options, and it can quickly become overwhelming. We’re here to help you make the right choice for exterior painting! Read on to learn what colors are in style right now to guide you in your selection.


How Should You Prep the Outside of Your Home for Painting?

May 20, 2021

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a professional painter painting trim on the outside of a house

If you’ve never painted the exterior of a home before, it’s crucial to take all of the proper steps to achieve long-lasting, even, and excellent results. If your goal is to boost your home’s curbside appeal, the last thing you would want to do is diminish it by doing a poorly planned job that doesn’t look as nice as you’d hoped for. With proper preparation, you can avoid costly and unnecessary mistakes that take time to resolve. Read on to learn more about how you can prepare to paint the exterior of your home.


4 Rules to Break While Painting Your Child’s Room

April 14, 2021

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a children's room with green walls

When you paint a child’s room, you should throw all of your adult rules out the door! This can be a fun bonding and learning experience for both you and your little one if you have an open mind. By involving them in redecorating their space, you’ll be able to learn more about their personality and help them channel their inner, tiny artist. Read on to learn four tips for painting a kid’s room to get the most out of this project.


Good and Bad Paint Choices for Bathroom Colors

March 25, 2021

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cute bathroom colors

Your guests have just arrived for a long, overdue get-together. You’ve meticulously prepared the rooms they’ll see the most, specifically the kitchen and the living room. But have you paid enough attention to the bathroom colors? Chances are they’ll visit this room a couple of times during their visit, and it can make a powerful impression.

You can’t treat a bathroom just like every other room in the house, and there are certain colors you should and shouldn’t consider for this important room. Read on to find out how you can make your bathroom a pleasant place to visit for you and your guests.


4 Ways Exterior Painting Could Boost Your Home’s Value to Sell

March 12, 2021

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house for sale that needs exterior painting

You’re getting your home ready to put on the market. You and your realtor walk around your home and try to see it from a potential buyer’s perspective. Like many sellers, you may need to replace a couple of dead lightbulbs or reduce some clutter, but as you step outside to look at the house with buyers in mind, your realtor points out that your house could definitely use a fresh coat of paint if you’re wanting to get top dollar. Can exterior paint really have an effect on the home value? Absolutely! Here are the ways that investing in exterior painting can help you get more traffic and potential offers.


3 Clear Signs That It’s Time to Paint Your Home

February 24, 2021

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woman holding color swatches for paint

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, you work from home, cook at home, and binge watch at home. You only leave the house to pick up groceries and other necessities, which means you have had plenty of time to notice the things you don’t like about your house.

As you try to focus on working, you look around you at the walls and feel that something isn’t quite right. It could be the paint that’s been there for many years now. You ask yourself: when should I paint? Read on to learn about and recognize the signs saying it’s time to paint now.


5 Ways to Break the “Grown-Up” Rules for Painting a Kid’s Room

February 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — platinumteam @ 5:50 pm
girl painting a colorful wall

Do you like to read magazine articles and blog posts about the rules that interior designers follow? Perhaps you’ve modeled certain rooms in your house off what you’ve found on Pinterest or in Better Homes and Gardens, complete with the designer’s recommendations for paint colors. But there’s one area of your house where the rules don’t apply—your child’s room! This space is their territory, which means going breaking the “grownup” rules. Read on to learn about how to handle painting a kid’s room.

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