Last Minute Painting Before Winter

    Friday, 09 October 2015 14:24   Blog

At Sharper Impressions Painting, naturally business slows down over the holiday season - after all, most folks’ thoughts turn to the festivities, fun, family and food that accompany Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, rather than to decorating. But what if you’re desperate to have the exterior of your home painted before winter really sets in? Is it even possible to paint during the colder, darker months?

Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Colors for Your Home

    Tuesday, 22 September 2015 14:18   Blog

Deciding that your home needs a makeover and actually getting around to the task in hand can be two very different things. And if you’re slightly prone to procrastination, choosing which paint colors to use can morph into a daunting task if you’re not sure which hues will work best in your rooms.

Repainting Versus Residing your Hardie Board Siding

    Tuesday, 15 September 2015 14:06   Blog

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 much loved for its rugged defiance in the face of inclement conditions, that does not mean that it has an infinite life span.

Why You Should Caulk Your Home

    Thursday, 10 September 2015 14:04   Blog

Caulking your home is a must for a number of reasons: it keeps water and cold weather out, helps stop rot, mold and fungus from forming, keeps your heating and maintenance costs down, makes your home look more attractive and better cared for, and even helps paintwork to last longer.

Why You Should Regularly Repaint Your Front Door

    Wednesday, 02 September 2015 13:53   Blog

Your home’s front door, as well as other entry doors, face a great deal of abuse from the elements. Whether they’re being attacked by winter’s harsher climate and are subjected to a battering from rain, hail, snow and sleet, or the scorching summer sun has faded them to a shadow of their former selves, repainting your door is essential if you want to maintain the appearance of your property.

How to Protect your Home During Winter

    Monday, 31 August 2015 13:51   Blog

Harsh winters can really take their toll on your home, especially on its exterior. The good news is that there are a number of steps you can take to limit damage and ensure that your property makes it through to spring as unscathed as possible. So, read on as we take a look at some of the things you can do to protect your home during the winter months.

Do I Really Need Two Coats of Paint?

    Wednesday, 19 August 2015 13:49   Blog

It’s one of the oldest questions in the painting book, and if you’re thinking about embarking upon a paint job and are considering cutting corners and costs by only applying one coat of paint, we urge you to read the rest of this post before making your decision!

Should I Paint or Replace my Aluminum Siding?

    Monday, 10 August 2015 13:48   Blog

When it was first introduced in the 1940s, it didn’t take long for aluminum to replace wood as the go-to siding material of choice for builders and homeowners across the United States. While traditionalists may have turned their noses up, aluminum had several benefits that, at the time, made it an obvious choice for new home builds as well as for replacing old, tired wooden sidings.

How to Choose the Right Sheen of Paint

    Wednesday, 05 August 2015 13:46   Blog

While choosing the colors that you’re going to paint your interior or exterior is often the fun part, there is still one other thing to take into consideration when you’re buying paint, and that is the finish that you choose. It might seem somewhat irrelevant compared to choosing the actual shades but trust us, you really do need to pay attention to the finish as it can have a massive effect on your finished result.

Painting your Home’s Stucco Exterior

    Saturday, 18 July 2015 13:45   Blog

There are a number of reasons why stucco makes such a great choice for the exterior of a building. For a start, it’s long-lasting and an excellent source of protection against the elements, and when properly cared for it is very attractive. But, on the flip side, like any coating, stucco can become dirty or faded over time, and in addition to this it’s also prone to chipping and cracking.

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