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Brown Stained Cedar Transformation in Nashville, TN – Before and After

Our customer in Nashville, TN didn’t like how the brown stained cedar home got lost in the trees. They wanted to brighten up the entire home and make it more welcoming. They wisely choose two colors. White to trim out the home making the windows, door frames and porch railing pop. The siding and garage door were freshened up with…

Red to White Brick Transformation: Before and After

This repeat customer met with our in home color consultant. We love how much the white brightened up the house. The timeless satin black on the trim, shutters and doors looks so rich. We matched their black roof shingle to make everything really pop!

Sharper Impressions Painting Makes the Inc. 5000 List… Again!

Great teamwork everyone! Inc. magazine just released their annual list of the Top 5000 companies in America and we made it for the third year in a row. We are honored to be included in Inc. magazine’s prestigious list for 2009. Our entire team of painting contractors continues to grow our business the old-fashioned way with top-quality service and smart business…

How to Reuse, Recycle and Dispose of Paint Products Safely

So you have just finished painting your home, and you couldn’t be more pleased with how it all turned out. However, you still have leftover trays of paint, paint thinners and other mixtures that you can’t put back in their original containers. Disposing of leftover painting materials can be a bit of a challenge, due to the toxic nature…

Transform Your Room With a Change of Color

We all have that one room in our house that just feels much smaller than it really is. Maybe it’s your living room, master bedroom or dining room. Whichever room it happens to be, there are solutions for making your tiny room feel larger, and color is a great variable to change your perspective. When it…

Importance of Power Washing for Painting Home Exteriors

Now that winter is drawing to a close and spring is on its way, the chances are that the exterior of your home is looking a little the worse for wear. Strong winds, snow, rain and low temperatures can not only leave dirt and damp marks on your paintwork they can also cause chips, cracks and blistering to your…

Preparing to Refresh Home Exteriors for Spring

While these February days are wet and wintery in most places, and particularly snowy in more northern areas, spring will be with us before you know it. Especially if you believe the predictions of one Punxsutawney Phil. And of course, as those first rays of of springtime sunshine caress your house, they'll be highlighting the damage and dirt that…

Why it is important to paint before selling your home

If you're moving houses, you'll want to make a great impression on potential buyers. This is why most people spend weeks cleaning out all the nooks and crannies, sweeping away spider webs, buying cushions and plants to add a welcoming touch, and making sure their pets stay off the furniture. After all, once you've put your property on the…

Benefits of using a color consultant when choosing colors

We've all had that feeling of envy when perusing a magazine or watching a movie and seeing a fabulous space or home. "I wish I could make my hall or living space look like that," you say to yourself. You may even go down to the local hardware store, grab some paint and accessories and try to recreate these…

The benefits of hiring a professional painter

There are certain tasks and chores in life that few of us would think about carrying out on our own - fitting a new engine into the car, re-wiring your home's electrical system, cutting down a 60-foot tree in the garden or tiling the roof. When such jobs need doing, we tend to call a professional, knowing they've got…

Color Mistakes To Avoid

In previous posts on this blog, we’ve covered numerous color combinations that can make your home sparkle, as well as ways in which you can carefully plan your decorative choices to ensure that different colors flow seamlessly between rooms. But just as important, or perhaps even more crucial, is knowing which color mistakes should be avoided, unless you want…

What To Know About Painting Exteriors In Cold Weather

In a country as vast as the United States, weather patterns vary wildly. As we write this, chilly Chicago is buckling down for a chilly winter, and the mercury has already dropped below freezing. Yet, down in the Sunshine State, Florida is still basking in the pleasant high seventies. There’s even a significant difference in temperature between some of…

How To Spruce Up Your Home’s Interiors For The Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and, even if you’re not planning on a full home makeover, you might be considering some more minor repainting to give the interior of your property a fresh lease of life. A few quick changes can really make your home sparkle throughout the holidays, both creating a more pleasant environment for you and…

Should You Repaint Your Front Door Or Buy A New One?

Your front door is the face of your home. It’s among the first things visitors and passers-by see, and it has the ability to make more of an impression than any other element of your home’s frontage. An outdated front door can make a property look cheap, while one that is worn and lacking proper care can leave people…

When And Why To Replace Rotten Wood

The need for some home repair jobs is obvious. If your bathroom’s water system suddenly starts leaking gallons through your kitchen ceiling, you’ll know that something is wrong and needs fixing pronto. But, like a disease that displays no symptoms, rotting wood can lie unnoticed in your home for extended periods of time, only revealing itself when it’s too…

Here’s Why You Should Paint Your Interior Wood Trim White

Interior wood trim comes in all shapes and sizes, from the simple to the more elaborate, but in the majority of homes it’s just about everywhere. Yet all too often wood trim and molding get overlooked when it’s time to consider how to redecorate - instead, all the focus ends up on the color of the walls, the finishing…

How to Make Your Small Bathroom Look Bigger

It’s not called ‘the smallest room in the house’ for nothing, and if you have been cursed with a tiny bathroom and are looking for ways to make it seem a little more spacious, read on as this week’s blog will tell you exactly how to do that - all through the artful use of color. …

Repainting Versus Residing your Hardie Board Siding

If you have a home covered in hardie board siding, you may have reached a point in its lifecycle where you’re wondering whether or not to replace it completely, or simply repaint over it. Thanks to its cement fiber and sand construction, hardie board siding is especially popular in regions that experience extreme weather conditions. But although it is…