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4 Tips for Making a Dark Room Feel Brighter

A dark room can feel small, cramped and uninviting. By selecting the right paint and décor, you can make even a small room feel lighter and more spacious. Here are some tips for making a dark room feel brighter. Paint the room's ceiling white. Dark colors make a ceiling feel lower, which makes the room feel smaller and darker than it actually is. Painting the ceiling white reflects more light, and the entire room will feel larger and brighter as a result.   For the walls, select a paint with a satin or eggshell finish. These finishes reflect light around the room, making the whole room appear brighter. In contrast, paints with matte finishes absorb light, which darkens the room. If darker colors appeal to you more, you’ve got a few options. Choose a color scheme of...dark bright room
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The Importance of Power Washing Exterior Surfaces

Whether you are a “Do-it-Yourself-er” or a large commercial painting contractor, power washing has become an essential first step in the process of painting existing exterior surfaces. Power washing, also known as pressure washing, is the use of equipment to create a high-pressure stream of water in order to clean surfaces more thoroughly than traditional methods. Pressure washing has become an essential tool in many industries, especially the painting industry, because of how much dirt and grime exterior surfaces accumulate over the years. With options from how many gallons per minute, to the PSI (pounds per square inch) of the machine, to the type of nozzle tip: power washers have proven to be the most efficient way to clean exterior surfaces. The Significance of a Clean Application Surface Although the power washer is significant in the...power washing
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How Interior Wall Colors Affect Work Productivity

The right paint can not only improve your mood, but it can also affect your productivity. If you’re planning to paint or repaint the interior of your workplace, it’s important you choose the right color. Here are some interior paint choices that you should consider. Green: Green is a good choice if you are striving for balance, as it is the color that most people find to be calming and reassuring. It is also an excellent color choice for a supervisor’s office, as those who like green are normally thought of as being caring and approachable.   Red: Red is a physically stimulating color and might therefore be ideal for a warehouse. It is also known to stimulate the appetite, which is why it is often used in restaurants.   Yellow : Yellow is known to...interior wall colors
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DIY vs. Hiring a Professional Painting Company

The do-it-yourself movement has taken over, and it is tempting to consider tackling your home improvement project in an effort to save money. However, it is important to carefully weigh your options to determine if hiring a professional may help you come out ahead. As you plan your next house painting project, keep the following factors mind. How Much Time is Available While painting one interior room or a single exterior door is a fairly simple weekend project, painting an entire house can be too much to tackle single-handedly. Spend a few minutes assessing the areas of your home that need fresh paint, and consider a professional if it requires multiple rooms or the entire exterior. Cost of Supplies Many homeowners falsely assume that a DIY project always leads to savings. Unfortunately, paint, rollers, sprayers, tarps and ladders...diy vs professional
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Blog Coming Soon

We have recently decided to launch an online blog for the painting industry.  Our first post will be published the first week in November 2015.  We are looking forward to blogging!
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