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5 Basic Tips for Painting a Room

July 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — platmckinney @ 3:24 pm
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After moving into your new house, you’re excited to change some small things to make it feel more like a home. Your plans involve new paint on the walls, and you think it’ll be easy. However, the truth is that many things could go wrong if you try to take on this project on your own. Here are some helpful tips for painting from professionals who have been in the business for over a decade!


5 Great Paint Colors for the Bathroom to Consider

June 21, 2021

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blue bathroom

When it comes to design, there’s one room in the house that often gets overlooked. People typically want to get in and out of this room as quickly as possible and tend not to talk about what goes on in there. We’re talking about the bathroom.

But this room shouldn’t be neglected! If your bathroom has an outdated color scheme, it can make you (or your guests) feel even more uncomfortable than you might already be. But what kind of atmosphere do you want to create in the bathroom? What paint colors in the bathroom can contribute to that tone? Read on to find out!


Interior Paint Gloss 101: Tips for Choosing the Right Gloss

April 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — platmckinney @ 9:22 pm
a person looking at a foldable brochure of paint samples

Taking on a big project like painting your bedroom, living room, or kitchen can be overwhelming, especially if you aren’t aware of all of the considerations that go into preparing for painting, like what brand and gloss of interior paint you should get. If you don’t know what paint gloss is and are panicking right now because you’re days away from starting your project, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn everything you should know about paint gloss and what one is best for your project.


6 Exterior Paint Trends You’ll Want to Know for 2021

March 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — platmckinney @ 4:39 pm
house with nice exterior paint

You’ve had a rough day at work, and you’re on your way home. As you pull up to the house after a long commute, instead of feeling the stress of the day melt away, the outdated, chipping paint reminds you that you still have projects on your plate. The exterior paint on your house needs to be replaced, but what should you choose? It can be difficult to stay on top of what’s popular and “in” right now. Read on to learn about painting trends you’ll want to consider this year.


Can You Boost a Home’s Value with Exterior Painting?

February 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — platmckinney @ 7:49 pm
a person holding out a handful of cash in front of a house with a for sale sign in front of it

According to Business Insider, the housing market has exploded over the last year and new construction is trending as well. More people are buying and selling their homes, and if you’re planning on doing the same thing, you probably want to get top dollar, especially in such a competitive market. One way to help boost your home’s curbside appeal and draw attention to it is with a fresh coat of exterior paint. Read on to learn how painting the outside of your house can help get it sold faster.


4 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Painting Contractor

February 1, 2021

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If this is the first time you’re painting your home, you most likely don’t have a trusted painting contractor to get the job done right. Unfortunately, this means that you’ll need to go about finding the right one the old-fashioned way, which is taking to the phonebook (well, today, more like Google), and contacting local painters with great reviews. Once you’ve narrowed your search down, you’ll need to get some answers to important questions. Read on to learn four questions you should ask your painting contractor before signing a contract with them.


What Rooms Should You Repaint to Sell Your House Faster?

December 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — platmckinney @ 2:34 pm
a couple holding a "sold" sign in front of a house they just bought

Putting your home on the market can be a hassle, because to get top-dollar for it, you’ll need to spruce it up a little bit. You can do this by putting model furniture in it, getting new landscaping, and, one of the most effective methods for selling your house fast, repainting it! Whether it’s the exterior or the interior, a simple, fresh coat of paint can make everything feel more modern, newer, and cleaner. Read on to learn more about what rooms in your house you can paint to help potential buyers snap it off the market.


Inject Personality Into Your Home with On-Trend Accent Walls

November 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — platmckinney @ 8:26 pm
a room with accent walls in it

Do you want your house to feel more like a welcoming home that’s modern and fun? Accent walls are one of the latest trends that homeowners are using to make their interiors feel more refined and updated. To learn more about this fashionable and budget-friendly interior paint idea, read below!


4 Ways to Spot a Painting Scam

November 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — platmckinney @ 6:59 pm
word blocks that spell out "scam" with a wad of money sitting on top of them

Finding a trustworthy professional painting company can be difficult, especially with a sea of scammers out there trying to earn your business, only to provide you with mediocre or unsatisfying results. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can spot these scammers to make sure that you don’t trust the appearance of your home in the hands of people who have never touched a paint brush in their lives. Read on for four ways to easily spot a painting scam.