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Sharper Impressions Painting Joins The Life For Haiti Cause!

Every year, Sharper Impressions Painting donates paint, money and services to a rebuilding effort. In the past we have donated to the Katrina Hurricane rebuilding and the Japanese Tsunami disaster recovery. This year we have donated new paint to the rebuilding efforts in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that they just simply cannot rebound from. We were moved by…

Sammy Skillz… The Cartoon Mascot for Sharper Impressions Painting

See the cartoon guy in the bottom left-hand corner of the Sharper Impressions Painting logo? Well that’s me… Sammy Skillz! How did I earn Skillz as a last name? Well, I have mad painting skills. So, Sammy Skillz was born. With this year’s painting season in full go mood, I turned my hat backwards, grabbed my brush and thought…

Spice up your Kitchen

You can read in any magazine or ask a realtor and they will all tell you that the biggest impact you can make on your home is to remodel the kitchen. I know you are probably thinking that you need to take out a second mortgage to do a nice remodel, but that's not true. You can get a…

Spring Time Exterior Painting and Powerwashing Hints – What does my home need for Spring?

Finally, we can all come out of hibernation and start enjoying Mother Nature outside again.  Spring is finally here!  After firing up the barbecue and planting some fresh flowers around the home, you may notice some weathered areas around the painted surfaces on the exterior of your home. Here are some hints that it could be…

Spring is Springing…

It appears as if Spring is finally arriving. After months of cold weather, snow, and gray skies we are finally seeing signs of life, warmer temperatures, and that big, glowing ball in the sky. Spring is a great time to think about sprucing up the house, especially on the outside. There's nothing like a sunny blooming daffodil to point…

Creating a Guest Haven

With Spring Break and Summer vacation fast approaching, we will probably all be having family and friends come to stay with us. For years I really didn't think much about my guest bedroom. It had a functional bed, a dresser, and some empty hangers in the closet. Then I went to stay with a very gracious friend and all…

Fear of Commitment

People often ask me what the best and worst parts of my job as a color consultant are. The best part is easy to answer; I love working with people and helping them uncover their hidden color choices. People often start an appointment by telling me that they have no idea what color to choose and that they're not…

Confessions of a Paintaholic

I have two confessions, Fall is my favorite season and I’m addicted to painting my house.  I enjoy the look, the feel, the smells and the sounds of fall.  The vibrant red, orange, gold and purple of the changing leaves.  The crispness of the cool evening air.  The sound of leaves crunching underfoot. What is best…

The Emotion of Color

Color has the ability to evoke strong emotions in all of us. When we are exposed to color we almost immediately have a feeling about it. Color is probably an even stronger trigger of emotion than sound or smell. Color can mean different things to different people, but most of us have a similar emotional response. Understanding the emotion…

A Paint Primer

Choosing the right paint can be just as important as picking the right color. I've listed the basics of paint below to help you make a confident choice. The sheen of paint determines the level of glossiness and how much light will reflect off of the paint. The higher gloss paints will tend to show more imperfections of a…