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White Walls with White Trim: Is it a Good Idea?

White is the go-to paint color for many people for a reason: It’s clean, neutral, and timeless. It matches any style of window treatments, flooring, and accent decor. Furniture of all price points looks great against a white backdrop. White also brightens up a room, especially in areas with few windows or a lack of natural light. There’s so…

When is the Best Time to Stain a Deck?

How tough is your deck? It has to withstand the harshness of Mother Nature on a regular basis. Depending on where you live, it’s exposed to extreme cold and/or extreme heat. It’s periodically bombarded with rain showers, snow, wind, or maybe even hail. The sun’s powerful UV rays beat down on it for hours on end. Since harsh elements weaken…

Hometown Veteran Heads New Residential Painting Company Location in Orlando

Sharper Impressions Painting, one of the largest family-owned and operated residential painting companies in the U.S., has named hometown military veteran and University of Central Florida alumni Matt Honaker, manager of its new Orlando location.     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Sharper Impressions Painting recently opened its new location in Orlando, Florida. Managed by long-time Central Florida resident and military…

How Long Does it Take a Professional to Paint the Exterior of a House?

You want to give the exterior of your house a facelift with a fresh coat of paint. What exactly does this type of project entail, especially if you hire professional painters? Specifically, how many hours or days does it take to paint a house? The answer is like many answers to questions about home renovations: It depends. The biggest determining factor…

Best Interior Paint Colors for Dark Rooms

Not all rooms are created equal. Some rooms have plenty of windows, allowing ample opportunity for natural light to stream in. Other rooms…not so much. It’s not always possible to brighten a low-light space by adding a window, skylight, or door. But you can use certain interior paint colors to brighten up dark rooms. If you’re hoping to add light…

Is It Worth It to Hire Painters?

Should you hire professional painters or tackle the job yourself? To answer this question, we find ourselves asking a follow-up: Do you want the paint job done right the first time? If the answer is yes, then you should probably turn to the pros. Here’s why it’s worth it to hire painters. You’ll Save Time When you decide to do a painting project…

5 Reasons You Need a Professional for Interior Paint Maintenance

There’s nothing quite like a wall with a smooth coat of paint. With the right prep work and application, fresh paint can make a home feel brand new again, no matter its age. But over time, normal wear and tear can deteriorate that paint and make it look anything but fresh. Interior paint maintenance on a regular basis is…

The Best Way to Get a Smooth Paint Finish on Your Walls

No one wants to paint a room themselves only to be left with a rough, bumpy finish. If you want freshly painted interior or exterior walls, trim, or doors, you probably want the finished product to look high-quality and smooth. So, what’s the best way to get that smooth paint finish you’re envisioning? Is there a trick, or a secret…

How to Make a Statement With Bright Paint Colors

Want to set your home apart? Make a statement with bright paint colors. Choosing bold shades gives your rooms a unique flair and adds a design element unlike no other. It’s a surefire way to have guests entering your home with awe. Not sure how to pull it off? It’s possible to choose bold paint colors and use them in…

First Time Hardie Plank Siding Paint Color Examples

Say goodbye to aluminum or vinyl siding. Did you know that Hardie Plank is taking over as the number one siding replacement or new build siding product to put on homes? Also called fiber cement siding, this exterior material is made of concrete substrate. It’s semi-rigid, so it maintains some flexibility, and it’s known for being a durable, long-lasting and…

5 Favorite Warm Gray Paint Colors: Our Expert Opinion

Greige — the combination of beige and gray — is a warm shade that rarely goes out of style. This color category is classic and neutral, and it usually looks great in any room of a home. Many home sellers use it to “neutralize” their home because it pairs well with any decor or furniture, and this appeals to…

Painted Fireplace Ideas: Dos and Don’ts to Consider

Whether you just moved in or have lived in your house for years, there is something truly exciting about changing up the look of your home. Painting walls, swapping out the carpet for hardwood, and updating appliances all help to completely transform the look of your home with relatively low risk. But, what can you do about that unsightly…

Best Living Room Paint Colors of 2021

It’s finally a new year. What better time to give your interior a facelift with some fresh paint? Wipe the old slate clean and allow a new coat of paint to breathe new life into one of your home’s central gathering places: the living room. There’s a lot to consider when deciding which paint color to choose for your living…

How Long Does Paint Last?

Leftover paint: We all have it. From large painting projects like full home exteriors to smaller jobs like painting a foyer, it’s unusual to use the exact amount of paint you purchased. And that’s actually a good thing — it means you can save whatever’s left for touch-ups later, if needed. But how long does paint last after you open…