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How Can You Stop Interior Paint From Fading?

August 27, 2020

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a dark-colored living room with lots of natural light

Whether you’ve just repainted your walls in your home or noticed that some areas of your house have begun to look washed-out and faded by the sun, you can stop this problem in its tracks and get the most out of your paint-life by knowing how this happens. Paint fading is a common problem that homeowners face. To learn more about how you can keep wall pigments from looking bland and faded from UV light, read on below.


3 Popular Living Room Color Schemes

July 28, 2020

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decorated, bold living room with yellow walls

Working with a professional contract painter to breathe new life into your living room is the best way to make your home feel more customized to your personality and style. Sometimes, it’s difficult to know where to start, especially if you’re open-minded and just want to achieve the best results. To begin the process, you can get your creative juices flowing by reading about some tips to paint the living room listed below.


What’s The Difference Between Exterior & Interior Paint?

June 3, 2020

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person browsing a wall of paint swatches

There are a variety of paints that you can choose from at the store, and they’re not just different in color. They can have varying sheens, pigments, resin, and other additives as well. It’s important to understand how each component of paint works together to provide you with lasting results, whether it’s placed indoors or outdoors. If you’ve ever wondered “Is there a difference between exterior and interior paint?”, you can find your answer below.


3 Interior Painting Rookie Mistakes to Avoid

May 28, 2020

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worried person holding a paint brush

Although you may feel like the best way to get something done is to do it yourself, that’s not always the case, especially when it comes to painting your home. Countless DIY-ers realized this after they’ve invested dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars into painting their walls, only to need to hire a professional to paint them again a few months later. When interior painting isn’t done right, it can look uneven or begin to peel away. This is because there are key preparation steps you need to take before you can start putting the paint on your walls. Read on to learn some tips for painting your walls, alongside three of the biggest rookie mistakes.


The Pros & Cons of Painting Exterior Brick

April 6, 2020

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home with white painted brick

Would you like to boost your home’s curbside appeal? Painting exterior brick is a recent homeowner trend that takes a classic red or gray brick home and makes it appear more modern and cleaner. Although it seems like a simple exterior painting job, there are many factors to navigate when choosing the color and properties of the paint that you’re going to use, which is why it’s a good idea to consult with a professional. Read on to learn more about this trend and how you can get the best results.


5 Tips For Picking Exterior Paint Color

March 8, 2020

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the exterior of a home

Over time, the outside of your home can become worn-down from protecting the structure from damaging rain storms, high winds, tornados, and other natural occurrences. Unfortunately, that can cause your curbside appeal to plummet, making your house look older and less aesthetically pleasing than it once was. If you’re looking to spruce up the outside of your home with a coat of fresh paint, read on for five helpful tips for picking exterior paint color.


Paint Color Trends of 2020

February 4, 2020

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person sitting in a chair and relaxing in a room

In 2020, Behr released its annual paint color trends to help homeowners bring their personal spaces into the new decade. All of these combinations consist of 15 unique shades of paint that are especially designed to embody the new year. Something as simple as repainting your kitchen or bedroom can help make your space feel newer, calmer, bolder, or more homey. Read on to learn how you can start off 2020 by giving your home a facelift.


The 5-Step Process of How Paint is Made

December 30, 2019

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paint swatches fanned out

Have you ever stopped and wondered “how is paint made?”  You’re not the only person typing that into Google. It’s not just the pigment of paint that’s fascinating to consider, but also the texture, sheen, and how it’s able to continue looking beautiful after years or even decades of being on a wall. We apply paint for a variety of reasons that aren’t just aesthetic, which is why it’s made of more than dyes and coloring. Read on to learn the five-step manufacturing process of paint.


4 Tips to Paint a Kid’s Room

November 20, 2019

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child holding paint cards

You go into your child’s bedroom to wake them up for school. You watch them sleep for a minute, remembering a sweet, tiny baby in an adorably decorated nursery. Your child is growing up so quickly, and their personality is coming out more and more. You look around in their room and realize that it seems stuck in a younger phase of their life. It’s time to update their room and make their space more comfortable for them now. A great place to start is with a fresh coat of paint. If you’re wanting to paint a kid’s room, here are four tips to make the process easier for you both.


How Do I Pick Out My Paint? 4 Tips for Choosing the Right One

October 22, 2019

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open paint cans

You’re standing at the front of the paint store with your jaw dropped. You knew that you’d have many options particularly in choosing a specific hue, but you didn’t realize that there were different kinds of paint and that you’d also have to decide on the sheen. The possible combinations of paint run into the thousands now, and you find it all overwhelming. You can think, “How do I pick out my paint?” Well, in this post, we’ll break down the decisions you have to make so you can finally arrive at the paint that is right for you and your home.

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