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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…

Painting Baseboards: Considerations Before Getting Started

When it comes to stunning paint transformations, interior trim painting and painting baseboards is one of our favorite projects. Baseboards and trim are often neglected throughout the years of home ownership, but even a fresh coat of bright white paint can completely change a room. Painting baseboards, however, can be one of the harder paint projects. So here are…

Spring Painting Tips

Spring is a time of changes and transitions, which for many people, includes home improvement projects. Whether you’re finally cleaning out the garage or planning on painting your porch trim, spring is the perfect time to make updates to your home. Here are some of our best spring painting tips. Spring Painting Tips 1.Spring Painting Prep Work If you’ve read any of…

What Color Should I Paint the Wall behind My TV? How to Choose a Wall Color for a Flat Screen TV

The way we view television has come a long way in the last few decades. Instead of waiting for a particular evening at a particular time to view a favorite show, great television is available all hours of the day through streaming services, YouTube, DVR and digital downloads.  How to Choose a Wall Color for a Flat Screen TV The time…

Painting Historic Homes: Best Paint Colors for Older, Historic Homes

While many homeowners want to move into newer “turn key” homes, still others love the charm of older, historic homes. Historic homes often have architectural details, woodwork and features newer homes don’t. And while they might come with their own set of problems and updates, older homes tend to carry a different type of warmth and coziness than newer…

Caulking Before Painting: Why is Exterior Caulking Important?

We will never get tired of promoting the importance of meticulous preparation before every painting job. Painstaking prep is important on an exterior painting project since the paint job is exposed to the elements and fluctuations in temperature. Many people understand why they should pressure wash, scrape old paint and prime before repainting an exterior, but it’s usually the…

Painting and Home Renovations: When Should I Paint during a Remodel?

Nearly every homeowner will tackle a home renovation at some point. Home renovations can range from simple (e.g. minor bedroom updates) to complex (e.g. tearing out and rebuilding a kitchen or bath). No matter the level of complexity of your renovation, there is a distinct order of operations to maximize the efficiency of your project and guarantee your desired…

Simple House Exterior Painting Tips that Boost Curb Appeal

The exterior of your home is the first thing you, your neighbors and potential new buyers notice. Between your paint, your landscaping and other exterior features (think porches, decks and fences), the outside of your house tells a story. If you’ve re-painted the exterior of your home recently or if the paint is in good shape, you might not need…