Exterior painting – How hot is too hot to paint?

    Saturday, 18 July 2015 13:45   Blog

Summer has arrived and this means that many of us are spending more time outside and naturally our thoughts turn to getting jobs done, in the yard or on the house perhaps. Summer is hot and dry and a great time to paint but before you pick up that paintbrush, check the nearest thermometer. Because while the bright sunshine highlights dirt or damp stains on outside walls left by the long winter, the summer heat can also affect your paint and the finished result of paint work.

Everything you’ll ever need to know about preparing your home for painting

    Monday, 06 July 2015 13:34   Blog

If you’ve decided your home could use a lick of paint and want to tackle the job yourself, there are a number of ways to make redecorating a smooth process. As with all home improvement tasks, being fully prepared will go a very long way to creating a far more professional-looking end result.

Everything You Need to Know About Staining Your Fence

    Friday, 26 June 2015 13:28   Blog

Let’s be honest, although your fence is an important aspect of your home or property, it’s not one of the most exciting, which is why fences are often neglected by their owners. So if your fence is looking less than lovely, it’s time to think about treating it to a couple of coats of wood stain.

How to Hire a Reputable Painting Contractor in your Town

    Thursday, 25 June 2015 13:25   Blog

While it may be tempting to undertake a painting project yourself, the likelihood of you fervently wishing that you’d hired a professional contractor almost immediately is actually pretty high! Whether you decide to paint your own home simply because you think it will be fun or you are looking to save money, chances are that the novelty will quickly wear off, and your project may even end up costing you more than you expected through your lack of experience.

Tips for creating color flow in your home

    Thursday, 25 June 2015 13:21   Blog

We’d be lying if we said that choosing a color palette that creates flow throughout your entire home is as easy as ABC. After all, deciding on a scheme for just one room can be tricky enough, so ensuring that all the rooms and connecting spaces in your home work together in a cohesive manner can be a daunting task.

How to Check for Wood Rot in your Home

    Wednesday, 24 June 2015 13:19   Blog

We know you’re busy and sometimes it can seem as if there are a million and one little jobs to do around the home. However, while it’s one thing to think “I’ll get around to clearing out the basement next month” or “I really must spray some WD40 on that squeaky gate hinge this weekend”, one thing you really should not be putting off is checking for wood rot. Left unchecked, rotten wood can cause untold damage to your home and, it goes without saying, to your bank balance too.

How to Prepare your Room for Interior Painting

    Wednesday, 24 June 2015 13:15   Blog

So you’ve decided to have your rooms painted to liven up your home. The budget and schedule are planned, and you’ve hand-picked your favorite paint colors and bought some paint rollers and brushes. But before you jump in and start slapping paint on the walls of your home, spare some time to prepare your room. When it comes to interior painting, preparation is one of the most important steps that can make the difference between a well-polished, professional-looking wall or one that ends up blotchy, uneven, or even peeling.

Paint Versus Stain: Which Should You Choose?

    Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:12   Blog

Deciding to paint the outside of your home, or elements in your yard such as decking, fencing or pathways, throws up enough questions of its own. Aside from simply choosing your color palette, you also need to consider the finish you would like, and the suitability of the paint you choose in regards to the surfaces being painted. However, throw the option of staining into the mix and you might feel a little like you’re making life even harder for yourself. But it doesn’t have to be complicated, and when you know the pros and cons of both paint and stain you’ll be far better equipped to make a more informed decision that will leave you as pleased as punch with your newly decorated home or garden.

What You Need to Know About Refinishing Your Wooden Front Door

    Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:07   Blog

Your front door speaks volumes about your home and about the amount of care and attention that you spend on it. It’s all very well having a neatly mown lawn and stylish curtains hanging in the windows, but if your door is looking less than stellar then it’s letting down your home as a whole. So how do you elevate your front door style from shabby and not-so-chic to smart and inviting? Read on and Sharper Impressions Painting will enlighten you.

Why You Should Have Your Home Power Washed

    Monday, 22 June 2015 12:59   Blog

Whether you’re planning on scheduling a paint job in the near future or your home has made it through the winter only to be looking a little worse for wear, power washing is your go-to solution. For starters, if you’re considering a paint job, then you will need to have your home power washed so that new paint will stick to the surfaces. Dirty surfaces (even ones that don’t look particularly grimy) won’t hold the paint securely, and it’s highly likely that all you’ll end up with is a nasty case of mass peeling. It’s important to note that any reputable painter will offer prepping and power washing as standard practice before painting.

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