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DIY: How Do I Stain My Deck

  When it comes to your wood siding, trim, decks, and porches, it is very important to take the necessary measures to protect the exposed wood surfaces from the elements in order to prolong the life of your investment. While applying stain is usually more tedious than technical, below we have created a step-by-step guide on how to treat your exposed wood surfaces.   Have a Plan: When it comes to products, many times homeowners are overwhelmed with what type of stain to use as well as which brands are superior. With over 25 years of experience staining wood, we recommend to always visit your local paint store to learn what brands are the most popular and the pros and cons of them. Solid Stain vs. Semi-Transparent Stain: When it comes to choosing between the color and transparency...StainSamples
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Q&A: Can I Paint My Stucco

Do you have a stucco home that has started fading, holding mold, or cracking? Well… it is most likely time to freshen up the exterior of home with a new coat of paint. This article will cover many important question a homeowner needs know in order to make the most informed decision possible when it comes to paint products as well as the application method to make your stucco look like new! Q: How do I know when my stucco needs to be painted? A: When it comes to assessing if your stucco needs to be painted, there are a handful of tell tale signs. First, if you see CRACKING, this usually means your house has settled over the last couple of years forcing the stucco to move more than it would like. Second, if you...
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A Color Scheme to Sure Turn Heads

Late in the Fall of 2015, Major Painting was approached by the Owner of Contract Furnishings and his team of designers to come up with a new look for their old, and out dated building. The goal was to bring more curb appeal to the old 6,500 square foot building. The original colors had faded tremendously, giving the building little to no flare, therefore not standing out, although it being on one of the busiest streets in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri.  Contract Furnishings' amazing designers came up with a subtle, but elegant color scheme just hours before the project started. Due to the building not being painted in over a decade, the first step of the process was to power wash the building in order to remove any dirt or grime that could interfere...Before: Contract Furnishings
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What Does The Color of Your Front Door Say About You?

The exterior of your home is important in so many ways: it can increase the value of your home, it creates curb appeal, and it's the first impression others have of you. Have you ever considered what the color of your front door says about you? Color speaks volumes, but so does the boldness or softness of the colors you choose. The bolder the color, the more outgoing the homeowner. Let's take a look at some color choices for doors and what they silently communicate to people. Red and Orange: Not surprisingly, these bright and bold colors say "look at me!" People who choose red or orange for their front doors are usually more outgoing and energetic. Yellow: Is bright and sunny, just like the people who live behind a yellow door. These homeowners are upbeat,...What Does the Color of Your Front Door Say About You
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Matching Bathroom Colors with Office Space

You know that your office’s appearance makes an important impression to the people who walk through your doors, but have you ever thought about how your bathroom area might influence your visitors’ opinions of your business? Taking the time to match your bathroom colors with your office space will ensure that your visitors have an overall positive impression of your office. Consider painting the bathroom a different color than the main office Although there’s nothing wrong with painting your bathroom the same color as your main office, keep in mind that this strategy will create a monotonous overall effect. Instead, create more visual interest and show your visitors that you put thought into your office layout by choosing a bathroom color that pairs well with – but isn’t the same as – your office. Create a...Matching Bathroom With Office Space
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