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507, 2017

Painting Options Every Homeowner Should Know About

Painting Options Every Homeowner Should Know About Painting Options Every Homeowner Should Know About There are many ways to paint and many things that need to be painted. High quality paint jobs both on the interior and exterior of your home can raise the value, while increasing it's beauty. It is important to know what type of painting technique you require for your home improvement project. With many ways to get paint on the specific area, both are the most widely used in the industry. Consider the differences that come from roll on and spray painting. Comparing the two can [...]

805, 2017

Top 5 Home Improvement Resolutions for 2017

Top 5 Home Improvement Resolutions for 2017 Top 5 Home Improvement Resolutions for 2017 We all know our new year’s resolutions rarely stick. Losing the holiday weight, getting a gym membership, playing the guitar, learning French, being nicer to my kids, whatever the case may be, it’s hard to carry them through. Then March rolls around, we haven’t laid off the extra helping, the treadmill gets creaky again, and you couldn’t play Mary Had a Little Lamb much less Tom Petty on the guitar. Ok so maybe you’re a little nicer to the kids but wouldn’t it [...]

405, 2017

Tips For Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Tips For Painting Kitchen Cabinets Tips For Painting Kitchen Cabinets Do your cabinets look dated? Instead of spending $7000 to $15000 on new cabinets and disrupting your kitchen, we can update your existing cabinets. Your cavelike kitchen feels that way because the dark cabinets have sucked all the light out of the room. But a brighter makeover doesn’t necessarily mean replacing those gloomy boxes with all-new cabinets. As long as the frames and doors are structurally sound. Let us sand, prime and paint those existing cabinets (factory like finish). Freshen the color and choose a sheen for [...]

205, 2017

Hiring a Paint Contractor or Do It Yourself?

Hiring a Paint Contractor or Do It Yourself? Hiring a Paint Contractor or Do It Yourself? I was going to write something very similar to what is below. However, I came across Mr. Crowder’s advice. He has explained it better than I would have. Thank you Karl Crowder for clearly explaining the need for paint maintenance. Cheers. - Article written by Karl Crowder Often homeowners and building contractors overlook house painting, regarding it as an esthetic treatment. This attitude disregards the true importance of both interior painting and exterior painting and how they affect the future of [...]

2504, 2017

Should I Prime Before Painting?

Should I Prime Before Painting? Should I Prime Before Painting? Primer: Primer paint is used to pave the way for finishing paints. There are a number of reasons to use primer. If primer is not applied to wood, plaster or drywall prior to painting, the surface may soak up more paint in some areas than others, creating a blotchy pattern that will force you to spend more time painting and apply more paint to even things out. Primer also helps paint adhere to the wall or ceiling more easily. Stain-killing primer/sealers both prime and seal surfaces with [...]

2402, 2017

Finding A Good Contractor

Finding A Good Contractor Finding A Good Contractor When you have a project and are in need of a contractor, there are many concerns you need to address. First and foremost is to find a contractor that is licensed and insured.  Then you need to seek references to see whether that contractor has a good reputation. Social media is a great tool to research contractors. You will also need to decide on your budget, schedule and expectations, before interviewing prospective contractors for your project.  Bare in mind, many good contractors have one month to three months lead [...]